It is a testament to Bangalore's rapid rise as a technology powerhouse that this workplace - formally known as McAfee India Centre Operations - is the American security software firm's second-largest in the world after its Santa Clara headquarters. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the web securely. With our unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee helps home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. Originally occupying two floors of the Pine Valley building in the Embassy Golf Link Business Park, the office is also the largest of three operated by McAfee in the city, and is used by over 300 employees and contractors for product development, global support and sales.
Only 7 years after its establishment, however, the office faced a challenge: staff growth had stretched its capacity to the limit. With its collaboration zones and even meeting rooms being used as improvised work areas, the disposition of staff members had become increasingly eccentric, to the detriment of communication and teamwork. A proliferation of enclosed offices for managers and executives further exacerbated the situation by both reducing useable work space and limiting its flexibility.