Mc Afee, as a result of brief ownership of TIS Labs/NAI Labs/Network Associates Laboratories/Mc Afee Research, was highly influential in the world of Open Source software, as that organization produced portions of the Linux, Free BSD, and Darwin operating systems, and developed portions of the BIND name server software and SNMP version 3.
Mc Afee had acquired Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based FSA Corporation, which helped the company diversify its security offerings away from just client-based antivirus software by bringing on board its own network and desktop encryption technologies.
Through the acquisition, Mc Afee became the only vendor to deliver endpoint, network, web, email and data security, as well as risk and compliance solutions.
Gerhard Watzinger, CEO of Safe Boot, joined Mc Afee to lead the Data Protection product business unit.
The acquisition enabled Mc Afee to extend its database security portfolio. The acquisition allowed Mc Afee to complete its diversification into the mobile security space, and announce its plans to build the next generation mobile platform. On May 25, 2010, Mc Afee announced a definitive agreement to acquire Trust Digital, a privately held online security company that specialized in security for mobile devices.
The acquisition allowed Mc Afee to extend its services beyond traditional endpoint security and move into the mobile security market.
Reconnex sold data loss prevention software, designed to prevent sensitive documents and data from leaving corporate networks.
According to Network World, "Intru Vert's technology focus is on intrusion-prevention, which entails not just detecting attacks, but blocking them.
Solidcore was a maker of software that helped companies protect ATMs and other specialized computers.
The acquisition integrated Solidcore's whitelisting and compliance enforcement mechanisms into the Mc Afee product line.
On September 22, 2008, Mc Afee announced an agreement to acquire Secure Computing, a company specializing in network security hardware, services, and software products.
The acquisition expanded Mc Afee's business in securing networks and cloud computing services to offer a more comprehensive brand of products.On January 6, 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced during the Consumer Electronics Show the name change from Mc Afee Security to Intel Security.