Austin, TX - September 11, 2012 - Softex, a leading provider of security products and solutions, today announced that it has joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) partner program. As a member of the McAfee SIA program, Softex will develop a plug-in to the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) management console, which will enable enterprises for the first time to economically disable and manage lost or stolen laptops using the recently announced Softex SecureDisable PC anti-theft solution.
SecureDisable was developed in collaboration with Intel Corporation to provide a high value security solution powered by Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) that can lock-down lost or stolen Intel® processor-based notebooks and provide audit trails for compliance. It can be securely hosted in the cloud by Softex or hosted by enterprises and solution providers using enterprise software. With the McAfee ePO plug-in for SecureDisable, enterprise help-desks can deploy the software agent on ePO managed assets, view reports in the ePO dashboards, and use the ePO management console workflows to reactivate a lost or stolen machine.
"Softex is excited to work with McAfee ePO so that customers can benefit from their existing investments in McAfee products, and to enable them to manage the SecureDisable product using existing work flow consoles," said Apurva Bhansali, CTO, Softex Incorporated.
"We are pleased to add Softex to the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance," said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee. "Our customers face growing challenges to secure their ePO managed assets, including the ability to track lost or stolen laptops. When SecureDisable is integrated with ePO, our customers will have a powerful new capability to manage their lost and stolen laptop assets from a console they already use and trust."
"The collaboration between Intel and McAfee will enable enterprise customers who have deployed laptops or Ultrabook™ devices with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology to use the McAfee ePO security management console as a single solution to manage diverse security products, including data and asset protection to deliver stronger enterprise security" said Anand Pashupathy, General Manager, Intel® Anti-Theft Technology, Intel Corporation.
About Softex Austin, TX-based Softex Inc was founded in 1992. The company is a leading provider of computer security solutions and services. Softex serves many of the top tier OEM companies, such as Fujitsu, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Motion Computing, IBM, and Samsung. For more information about Softex, visit www.softexinc.com.