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ADT & McAfee Collaborate for Increased Security


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The ADT Corporation (ADT - Analyst Report) and McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation (INTC - Analyst Report), recently announced a collaboration to offer customers digital protection from perceived threats. The partnership will form an interconnected platform for protection of customers’ digital and physical domains from a centralized, easy-to-use portal.

Initially, the tie-up will be introduced in ADT Pulse, a security and automation solution that allows customers to monitor their home or business security from any Web-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer. McAfee LiveSafe service will be combined with ADT Pulse to provide an additional layer of protection to a customer’s home or business. McAfee LiveSafe safeguards consumers’ data, identity and all of their digital devices. Together, the companies will develop products for digital protection. The users will now be safe from remote arming and disarming of their home security systems, even if they misplace or lose their mobile phones.

The two companies aim to raise awareness about new layered security standards and practices that protect consumers’ homes, personal property, digital data and identities. McAfee’s partnership with ADT will help in protecting consumers’ property and information in a much more effective manner. This collaboration is expected to redefine the next generation security standard for the entire world.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., ADT offers electronic security products along with interactive home and business automation as well as monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

ADT currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other stocks that also look promising in the industry include Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NLSN - Analyst Report) and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc . Both of these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2.