New Moon Secures Customer Data Worldwide From Viruses Using McAfee Active Virus Defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire/ — McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA) business, today announced that New Moon Systems has selected McAfee anti-virus to protect their customers worldwide. After conducting a thorough evaluation of anti-virus vendors, New Moon has selected the McAfee Active Virus Defense (AVD) suite to protect their Application Management Platform (AMP) solutions that are delivered to telecommunication companies and service providers around the globe.

“McAfee has exemplified leadership in stopping the latest Internet viruses in enterprise corporations, and we are confident in their ability to protect New Moon’s critical customer data,” said Tyson Kopczynski, network administrator for New Moon Systems, Inc. “McAfee’s enhanced Internet-based anti-virus management capabilities enable New Moon to stop a virus outbreak before it starts, both internally with employees and internationally with our customers.”

New Moon’s Internet-based software distribution and management system allows businesses the freedom to offer software as a service, without the complexity and implementation time normally confronting application service providers. New Moon offers software that focuses on customer management, end user self-provisioning, license management, metering, security, and an XML framework for the integration of best-of-breed customer services such as billing, CRM, help desk and trouble shooting. With McAfee solutions in place, New Moon is providing its customers and value added resellers (VARs) with presales technical support and Internet application services which customers can private-label with their own brand name.

“We are pleased New Moon has standardized on the McAfee solution suite to ensure deployment ease and top-notch safety to its employees and customers,” said Michael Callahan, director of product marketing, McAfee. “McAfee’s Internet-based anti-virus management is a perfect fit for New Moon’s network, empowering them with the ability to defend against and respond to the latest viruses threats.”

New Moon Software Systems will use various components of the McAfee AVD suite to achieve their Internet security objectives. McAfee VirusScan software will ensure solid desktop anti-virus protection, adding granular content filtering and incremental updating for more timely cures. The McAfee GroupShield and WebShield products will be used for solid e-mail and Internet gateway protection, utilizing McAfee’s Outbreak Manager technology to stop virus outbreaks before they start. The McAfee NetShield product will provide bulletproof Web and file server protection. Managing each level of protection, New Moon will leverage central policy management and activity monitoring capabilities through McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, which provides policy enforcement and detailed reporting via the Internet to help address each level of their virus protection effectively.

New Moon benefits from the world-class virus researchers who make up McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team). McAfee AVERT is a 24×7 global research organization that works closely with customers and the anti-virus community to ensure up-to-date diagnostics, cures and protection from new viruses. The McAfee AVERT team will work with New Moon Software Systems to proactively alert and protect their company from the increasingly prevalent epidemic of virus attacks propagating across the Internet.

New Moon’s state-of-the-art technology is designed to meet the needs of a variety of customers. Their technology includes Internet delivery of Win 32 applications and a sophisticated application management platform with all of the software components necessary to launch a “software as a service” business, reducing the complexity and implementation time that ASPs normally face.

About New Moon

New Moon Systems Inc. uses proprietary software platforms and technology to empower service providers and enterprise customers to provide “Software as a Service” (SaaS). Founded in 1995 and building on proprietary technology developed and refined since its inception, New Moon is strategically positioned to capitalize on the huge opportunities presented by the emerging ASP market. The company is a Silicon Valley startup in San Jose and can be reached at 888-ORBIT66 (888-672-4866), 408-296-8500 or

About McAfee

McAfee provides comprehensive solutions to protect e-businesses from attacks by malicious Internet applets and viruses. The McAfee Active Virus Defense (AVD) suite is an award-winning multi-tier virus security solution. Over the past 12 months, McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Thin Client (TC) and VirusScan Wireless software solutions. All McAfee products are backed by the world’s leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team), the team which first identified Melissa, Bubbleboy and Phage, the first wireless virus. For more information, McAfee can be reached at 800-338-8754 or on the Internet at

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

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