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McAfee Embedded Security Solution
 
Advantech is a world leading industrial computer company that provides superior embedded boards and systems, as well as advanced solutions and integration services. Advantech not only provides modules, boards and systems, but also delivers embedded software and crisis management solutions for our customers. In the Internet of Things era, more and more embedded devices are becoming connected so sophisticated security is critical. Advantech works closely with McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, to provide unsurpassed security and protection for embedded devices.  
 
About McAfee Embedded Security
McAfee Embedded Security Solutions are the industry's first and only solution to secure embedded devices and automate the enforcement of software change control policies, helping manufactures ensure that their products and devices are protected from cyber threats and attacks. McAfee solutions span a wide range of technologies to address to the above challenges, including aplication whitelisting, change management and integrity. Our solutons can be tailored to meet the specific design requirements for a manfacturer's device and its architectures. It helps accelerate time to market by providing a quick to deploy software solution that provides out of box security, lockdown, software change control and compliance, the essentials of a production ready system.

 
The Key Benefits of McAfee Embedded Security Solutions Include:
Executable control
Out of box Security
(Get zero-day protection)
Protect against existing and zero day threats including worms, viruses, Trojans, malware, buffer overflow attacks, rootkits etc.
Enables Software Change Control
Enables Software Change Control
Enforce system manufacturer's software change policies. Control what software gets installed and runs during system's lifecycle. Ensure only software authorized by system manufacturer gets installed and run on in-field systems.
       
Reduced Support Costs
Reduced Support Costs
Reduce in-field breakage by preventing any unauthorized changes. Lockdown hard to service systems in remote locations.
Extend the Lifespan of Legacy Systems
Extend the Lifespan of Legacy Systems
Protect older systems that OS and security vendors no longer support, such as Windows NT and Windows 2000, while alleviating the need to patch these systems.
       
Control over Patching
Control over Patching
Gain increased time for testing of patches, reduce the overhead from frequent emergency patching required to stay secure.

Low Touch
Low Touch
Works out of the box; requires little or no training and overhead; does not impact requirements of low footprint, performance, and availability.
       
Compliance Ready
Compliance Ready
Control the state of system with audit logs of every authorized change or unauthorized attempt. .
Integration Ready
Integration Ready
Integrates with manufacturer/channel or its manufacturing, provisioning, monitoring, change management and in-field maintenance processes.
 
McAfee Embedded Security Offerings
Advantech is a McAfee Authorized Embedded Distributor in Asia Pacific. With 30-year expertise in the embedded platform and value-added service provider, Advantech offers 3 McAfee embedded security products based on the needs of customers:
Key Features
    Application Control (Whitelisting)
dot Get control of unauthorized software installations
dot Prevent malware and zero-day expoloits
dot Reduce patching frequency
       
  Blacklisting
Whitelisting
Virus signature file updates Consume considerable network bandwidth. No virus signature updates needed (Ideal for no network device)
Device Performance A device may lack the CPU performance, memory and storage "Light " approach (1/5 the memory of blacklisting and about 1% of a CPU)
Out-of-date patches (end-of-life OS, inaccessible device) A device may become vulnerable Offers compensation
(e.g. memory protection)
Zero-day attacks Difficult to counteract Protection against zero-day attacks
IT Support Support hours needed to send virus updates or even in daily basis Does not apply; typically a hands-off solution
License Model License per year (renew every year) Perpetual license per device (one time)
       
       
    Change Control
dot Enforce software change policy
dot Gain visibility and accountability into attempted changes
dot Reduce support cots and warranty claims
       
       
    Centralized Management with
ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™)

dot Deploy McAfee software easily and automatically
dot Manage McAfee Configurations and policies from a single location
dot Monitor events as they happen
dot Generate performance and compliance reports automatically