Internet Guard Dog Captures Highest Marks, Eclipsing NetNanny, CyberSitter and Others in Security Round-Up

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ — McAfee Consumer Products Division, a business unit of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA), today announced that its Internet Guard Dog software was named Best Filtering Software by Family PC Magazine. Awarded the only “A” grade in a competitive roundup that included CyberPatrol, CyberSitter, NetNanny and SOS Kid Proof, Internet Guard Dog software was deemed “your child’s best online friend,” earning the highest marks for its easy installation and set-up. Family PC’s full review of the Internet Guard Dog software appears in the April edition of the magazine and can be found online at,12530,2690020,00.html.

“Once again McAfee’s Internet Guard Dog program has proven to be the leading online privacy software enabling parents to feel confident that their children are protected from prying eyes, security threats and damaging viruses,” said Diane Seghposs, vice president, McAfee Consumer Products Division. “It’s especially rewarding to be honored by Family PC, a magazine that is recognized industry-wide for promoting safe online practices.”

Granted the only “A” grade in the group, Family PC praises the Internet Guard Dog software as “the only filtering program to feature a wizard that walks you through the setup process and lets you create highly customized profiles for each of your children from the start.” Family PC applauds the software’s ability to provide parents full access to their children’s online habits by displaying detailed logs of their activities. Also highlighted is the software’s Control Panel that allows users to create specialized settings for each child. Internet Guard Dog software enables parents to prevent their child from visiting questionable websites, as well as prevents ads, cookies, hostile programs and viruses from invading their PCs.

McAfee Internet Guard Dog software provides a comprehensive set of customizable Internet privacy and security features including cookie blocking, web filtering and full anti-virus software protection. PGP 128-bit encryption technology secures confidential data stored on a personal computer. By blocking and erasing information-transmitting cookies and Web surfing trails, Internet Guard Dog technology protects consumers from prying eyes and unwanted marketing promotions. The web filtering features scan inbound and outbound messages for unwanted or inappropriate subject matter and restrictions can be set for each individual user.

Pricing and Availability

McAfee Internet Guard Dog software is available at retailers nationwide for an estimated street price of $39.00. McAfee Internet Guard Dog Pro software, which features a personal firewall component, McAfee Firewall, is available at retailers nationwide for an estimated street price of $49.00. These products can also be purchased online at

About McAfee Consumer Products Division

The McAfee Consumer Products Division is a business unit of Network Associates, Inc. McAfee solutions are designed to secure, protect and optimize desktop computers. McAfee Consumer Software’s advanced desktop technologies include the premier anti-virus, security, encryption, and desktop optimization software. For more information about McAfee products, please visit our web site at

About Network Associates

With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses. Network Associates is comprised of four business units: McAfee, delivering world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service desk solutions. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at NOTE: Network Associates, VirusScan, PGP, McAfee, Sniffer, and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

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