Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced yesterday that the McAfee brand will be phased out. The products and services will live on, but as new products, or versions of existing products are introduced it will be under a new brand—Intel Security.
The news is significant because it represents the end of an era. The McAfee brand is virtually synonymous with antivirus and PC security in general. The last decade of PC security has been defined by leading brands such as Symantec and McAfee, and now the McAfee brand will fade away.