McAfee Ships First and Only Anti-Virus Management Tool to Offer Cross-Vendor Reporting Capabilities

ePolicy Orchestrator 2.0 Only Internet Anti-Virus Distribution and Management Product Scalable to 250,000 Desktops From a Single Server

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ — McAfee, a division of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA), today announced the immediate availability of ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 2.0, the first and only anti-virus policy management tool to offer both cross-vendor reporting and Internet-based management that scales to 250,000 desktops. The ePO 2.0 solution includes comprehensive anti-virus policy management, detailed graphical reporting and rapid software deployment, all of which provide cost-effective virus protection across the enterprise.

McAfee’s new cross-vendor reporting technology enables corporate IT administrators to monitor both McAfee VirusScan and the Symantec desktop anti-virus product. This new capability can improve enforcement of exiting anti-virus policies that are exclusive to McAfee by detecting the presence of Symantec anti-virus when an independent contractor, or foreign user, plugs into the corporate network with Symantec’s anti-virus installed. ePO 2.0 is also ideal for companies looking to convert to McAfee from Symantec, reporting to the administrator the exact number of existing desktops running the Symantec product and helping the administrator make the transition without disrupting the network or employee productivity.

“McAfee’s ePO provides us with insight into each level of virus protection across our network, even reporting on the status of our Symantec anti-virus installations,” said Tim Foreen, technical consultant with Marshall & Ilsley Corporation. “ePolicy Orchestrator 2.0 gives me a bird’s-eye view of our anti-virus policy, reporting on infections and cleanings across all of our corporate desktops.”

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the only anti-virus solution designed to offer easy and efficient software deployment scaleable to 250,000 users. Whether a company has 250 users or 250,000 users, McAfee ePO allows the IT administrator to force updates to remote users in a moment’s notice, all from a single console. With the ability to enable system alerts on email, pagers, or other devices based upon priority and severity, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator enables an IT administrator to distribute the latest virus definition updates to an entire 250,000 desktops in virus outbreak situations.

“For enterprise companies that run multiple anti-virus brands in their environment, McAfee offers ePolicy Orchestrator 2.0 to help simplify the management of the virus protection policy,” said Ryan McGee, solution marketing manager for the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator product. “ePO enables administrators to have full control of the anti-virus security policy, reporting on each level of protection across all points of the corporate network, whether they run McAfee or Symantec desktop protection.”

Pricing and Availability

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 2.0 is available immediately and starts at $17 per node for 500 nodes. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the central console for the award-winning McAfee Active Virus Defense (AVD) suite, regarded as one of the world’s leading virus detection and cleaning technologies. The McAfee AVD suite is available at a starting price point of $58 per node.

McAfee is a division of Network Associates, Inc. that protects e-businesses from security breaches and virus attacks. McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Wireless family of products. McAfee is also actively addressing the service provider market through McAfee ASaP, which offers Internet security and virus protection. 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 and on the Internet at or .

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 product groups: 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, McAfee, PGP, Sniffer, VirusScan, WebShield, NetShield, GroupShield, PrimeSupport, Enterprise SecureCast and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States 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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