McAfee ASaP and WatchGuard Partner to Provide Web-Based Managed Anti-Virus
WatchGuard to Offer McAfee ASaP’s VirusScan Managed Service to Ensure Protection Against the Latest Vulnerabilities
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — McAfee, a division of Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA), today announced that WatchGuard Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: WGRD) will offer McAfee ASaP’s Web-based managed virus scanning service for desktops. VirusScan ASaP provides 24/7 protection against the latest vulnerabilities in an online delivery model that requires no internal resources from the channel partner or customer. WatchGuard is a leading provider of Internet security solutions, focusing on firewall and VPN appliances and software that protect customer’s critical data from unauthorized access or compromise.
“We chose to partner with McAfee because they are the only security vendor that offers a turnkey application service, built on their industry leading technology, that provides the same level of protection in a Internet delivery model,” said Jim Cady, president and COO of WatchGuard. “With the McAfee ASaP Virus Scan service, we are able to offer our customers a transparent, automatic anti-virus solution that will not tie up their internal resources.” VirusScan ASaP, the first 100% web-based anti-virus service, is uniquely designed to be a channel ready service. It is completely transparent for both the channel partner and the end-user, electronic from implementation to billing. This enables the channel partner to integrate the services into their offerings, without having to worry about additional paper work and billing. Specific feansparently deliver updates to protect against the latest vulnerability; — Provides detailed reporting on viruses detected and cleaned within the customer’s network.
With new threats like the Code Red worm and SirCam viruses appearing more and more frequently, organizations realize that they must protect their critical data with security solutions that are maintained on a daily basis. However, many organizations do not have the internal resources required to deploy and maintain security solutions. With so many vulnerabilities lurking on the Internet, it is difficult for even the most seasoned security expert to keep up with the security patches and software updates required to ensure protection. McAfee ASaP’s VirusScan managed service removes the burden of protection from the customer, allowing them to focus on their business, rather than the latest virus outbreak.
“In today’s economy, organizations of all sizes are looking for ways to save money and resources,” said Sal Viveros, marketing director for McAfee ASaP. “The McAfee ASaP services offer ‘hands-off’ 24/7 protection to the organization, enabling the IT resources to concentrate on projects, such as Web personalization, that will help to engage customers and grow revenue.” The McAfee ASaP family of Internet-based services have been built around the industry’s leading anti-virus and security technology from Network Associates. The services are seamlessly delivered and managed to provide immediate, cost-effective security solutions for companies of all sizes. McAfee ASaP is the world’s largest business-to-business ASP, currently utilized by over 6,100 customers, across 750,000 desktops.
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 a 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 .
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard is a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Internet security solutions designed to protect enterprises that use the Internet for e-business and secure communications. The Company is a pioneer in the creation of the plug-and-play Internet security appliance and server security software. The Company’s innovative LiveSecurity Service enables organizations and users to keep their security systems up-to-date, and its ServerLock software provides server content and application security to protect critical data and services against unauthorized or unintentional access or manipulation. For more information, please call 206-521-8340 or visit http://www.watchguard.com.
About Network Associates, Inc.
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 http://www.nai.com .
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