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McAfee Integrated into Android

Prior to McAfee Embedded Control, Android security applications only operated at the user level

McAfee has announced the industry's first white-listing security solution for Android embedded systems.

McAfee Application Control for Android is the only security solution that resides in the Android operating system kernel.

McAfee provides protection from the installation or execution of a malicious application on an Android-based device. It also provides protection at the application layer to Android devices.

Previously, embedded engineers only had Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) if they wanted to have enforceable security capabilities for their embedded systems.

Prior to McAfee Embedded Control, Android security applications only operated at the user level, leaving devices vulnerable to system-level attacks.

McAfee now removes that security gap by improving security for the entire Android stack. It blocks unauthorized applications and changes on fixed-function, point-of-service infrastructures, including retail devices, medical devices, industrial control systems, office equipment, gaming devices, automotive and various military and aerospace applications.

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