It is getting to that time of year when thoughts turn to peace and goodwill, and we look to reward those who have worked hard and the customers who have stayed loyal.
Which is why the big bag of coal that McAfee has dropped in your Christmas stocking this year is an especially nasty surprise. For you and your customers alike.
McAfee - the situation
Here is the Christmas story, McAfee-style.
Firstly, you buy MX Logic to strengthen your digital security portfolio. Then, you get bought by Intel. Then Intel drops your name. Then Intel says that it is working on a comprehensive new security package, and promptly puts McAfees SaaS email security into end-of-life.
It is the gift that keeps on giving. Because although the announcement was originally reported at the end of October, we have since learnt that many other security offerings (like Nuvotera, Spam Soap, Spambrella, etc.) were white-labelling McAfees service, so end-of-life becomes a potentially huge issue for all of them - and the end-users they serve.