McAfee’s Gateway Anti-Virus Protects Major League Soccer, Commtouch, Affinity Health System and Others From Homepage Worm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ — McAfee, a division of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA) and recognized leader in anti-virus security solutions, today announced that its gateway anti-virus products and services protected leading businesses from the recently discovered Homepage worm. McAfee’s advanced scanning technology detected and cleaned the Homepage worm at Major League Soccer,, Affinity Health System and other leading McAfee corporate businesses. Similar to the AnnaKournikova virus detected earlier this year, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team) worked closely with customers to provide up-to-date diagnostics and information regarding the virus.

“With the layered defenses provided by McAfee’s e50 gateway scanner, GroupShield for Exchange, and VirusScan on our workstations and mobile devices, Major League Soccer escaped the homepage.vbs worm without suffering any downtime, and with no interruptions in service, said Joseph F. Dalessio, network administrator for Major League Soccer. “We feel that McAfee’s quick response and intelligent products were a key factor in our front-line aggressive defense against malicious code.”

Pete Leonard with Affinity Health System said, “We do not go into a panic mode anymore when the media starts reporting major virus outbreaks. Using McAfee GroupShield on the Exchange servers has protected our users from receiving and spreading email viruses. McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator product also provides additional confidence in the virus protection at Affinity by providing us with up to the minute information that the virus signature and scan engines are up to date.”

“Commtouch has had no issues with the Homepage virus,” said Gideon Mantel, CEO of Commtouch. “As with the ILOVEYOU virus, our messaging customers were completely protected by McAfee.”

“We are not experiencing any issues with the Homepage virus, as usual we are completely protected with a multi-tier defense in the McAfee product,” said Brent Hartsfield, customer support manager for Colonial Properties Trust. “We received the virus a number of times, and each time successfully cleaned it.”

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.

Network Associates refers to the virus commonly known as the “Anna Kournikova Virus” and/or the “Anna Virus” in order to identify a specific public virus threat. Network Associates intends no reference to the actual person whose name has unfortunately become associated with the Internet virus.

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