McAfee and Finjan Align on Proactive Protection Against Evolving Malicious Code Threats
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ — McAfee, a recognized leader in virus protection and a division of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA), today announced an agreement with Finjan Software, Inc., a leader in proactive malicious code security, to integrate McAfee’s best-of-breed anti-virus scanning technology with Finjan’s proactive malicious code security products. Finjan products feature patented, real-time behavior-inspection technology that represents a new way to combat unknown worms, Trojan horses and new forms of malicious code. Coupled with McAfee’s award-winning anti-virus scanning technology, which has received the highest marks from the University of Hamburg Virus Test Centre, Finjan products can provide effective multi-level defense from devastating attacks, like Nimda, SirCam and ILoveYou.
“The combination of Finjan’s proactive security with McAfee’s leadership in anti-virus should make for a very capable malicious code defense software,” said Pete Lindstrom, director of security strategies, Hurwitz Group. “This initiative demonstrates the value and complementary nature of both solutions.” “Integrated proactive defenses are required to meet today’s new type of malicious code attacks,” said Shlomo Touboul, Finjan Software’s founder and CEO. “The combination of two best-of-breed technologies, Finjan’s proactive behavior inspection and McAfee’s industry-leading anti-virus scanning, will provide the ultimate solution for companies trying to protect themselves from new viruses, worms and Trojans. McAfee’s market leadership made the decision easy for us and fit nicely into our multiple lines of defense strategy that our customers demand.”
“Integrating McAfee’s award-winning anti-virus technology into the Finjan product lines will provide customers with increased levels of malicious code protection,” said Michael Callahan, director of product marketing for McAfee. “Independent testing, including that done at the University of Hamburg, confirms the efficiency and effectiveness of the McAfee scanning engine in delivering comprehensive protection across multiple platforms.”
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 the McAfee ASaP service, which offers Internet security and virus protection. All McAfee products are backed by the world-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 http://www.mcafeeb2b.com or http://www.mcafeeasap.com .
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 three product groups: McAfee, delivering world class anti-virus and security products; Sniffer, a leader in network availability and system security; 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 http://www.nai.com . NOTE: Finjan, SurfinGate and SurfinShield are registered trademarks of Finjan Software, Inc. 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.