to Protect Compaq ‘Educational’ Computers With Powerful, Managed Anti-Virus Service

Company Will Provide Always Up-to-Date Virus Protection for Compaq PCs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — (Nasdaq: MCAF), a leading provider of Web security services, today announced a new program aimed at securing Compaq computers used by students and teachers. This program gives Compaq customers who purchase a computer through Compaq’s K-12 education program access to’s powerful, managed anti-virus service, VirusScan Online. Now thousands of PCs, used by educators and students nationwide, will be protected against the thousands of viruses, Trojans and worms on the Internet.

The program, powered by Microgistix, a software marketing services company, aims to deliver world-class security services to students and teachers. At the time of purchase, buyers of Evo desktops or notebooks through Compaq’s K-12 online store will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to VirusScan Online along with their selection of a Compaq LearningPaq CD-ROM bundle. By including VirusScan Online with Compaq’s bundle of grade-level and subject-specific software, gives users an easy and convenient way to utilize and experience first-hand the value of a managed service.

“Computers and the Internet are an integral part of today’s educational environment,” said Atri Chatterjee, vice president of worldwide marketing, “By providing our managed service to the learning community, we help secure students and teachers’ PCs with a powerful security solution that allows them to take full advantage of the Internet.”

About Corporation is a world-leading provider of managed Web security, optimization and maintenance services. Using a patented system and process of delivering software through an Internet browser, has redefined how software is developed, delivered and experienced by PC users at home and at work, virtually eliminating the need to install, configure and manage the technology on a local PC or network. hosts software application services on its vast technology infrastructure and provides these services to users online through its Web site has signed up more than 1.3 million paid active subscribers, making it one of the largest paid subscription sites on the Internet. The company estimates that 30% of its subscriber base is international.

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