DeCesare (right) said the company is stepping back to re-engineer the foundation of McAfee to be sustainable and scalable moving forward. A huge focus is on the data exchange layer, he said. McAfee also could do a better job executing on Intel's hardware-based security strategy. The company currently uses Intel's chipset to make encryption faster, but McAfee is investing heavily in research and development on technologies that embed security into the chip. Most security products run above the operating system layer, making it difficult for the technologies to detect and isolate advanced threats, he said. "There's a strong belief that the marriage of the CPU itself and security products provides a better level of security," DeCesare said.