Advanced McAfee anti-virus scanning engine selected to provide more comprehensive email security
London, UK, 26 June 2002 – The McAfee Security division of Network Associates (NYSE: NET) and GFI, a leading provider of Windows-based security and messaging software, today announced that the advanced McAfee anti-virus technology will be offered as part of the GFI MailSecurity email security package. GFI MailSecurity from GFI includes the option to integrate leading McAfee anti-virus technology with its existing exploit detection, email threat detection and content and attachment filtering, equipping businesses with a multi-layered defense against the latest email threats.
“McAfee is arguably the best-known name in anti-virus security, so it was important for us to provide our customers with the option to incorporate the McAfee engine in the anti-virus portion of our new GFI MailSecurity package,” said Nick Galea, CEO of GFI. “By combining the McAfee engine with our existing technology, GFI MailSecurity users will have a highly comprehensive shield against new virus assaults.”
GFI selected the McAfee anti-virus scanning engine based on its repeated success in independent evaluations, detection of non-virus attacks such as rogue ActiveX controls and the global anti-virus research talent of McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team).
“Enterprises today need the strongest possible protection against email corruption, and McAfee’s leading anti-virus technology is helping GFI develop a promising approach to attacking the problem,” said Todd Gebhart, vice president of partner development for Network Associates’ McAfee Security division. “With our highly regarded virus detection technology integrated into the GFI MailSecurity product, GFI is enabling customers to curb the destructive power of viruses in their email environments.”
More information about GFI MailSecurity can be found at http://www.gfi.com/mailsecurity.
GFI (www.gfi.com) is a leading provider of Windows- based security and communications software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and fax server for networks; GFI MailSecurity email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software; and the GFI LANguard family of network security products. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil Lubricants, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has six offices in the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia and Malta, and has a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion 2000 (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award.
About McAfee Security
McAfee Security is a product division of Network Associates, Inc. that protects businesses from security breaches, virus attacks and blended threats. McAfee Security provides comprehensive network protection through industry leading anti-virus, encryption, desktop firewall, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment and managed security technologies. All McAfee Security products and services are backed by the world-leading anti-virus research organization, AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team), the team responsible for providing cures for major outbreaks like LoveLetter, CodeRed and Nimda. For more information, McAfee Security can be reached at 888-VIRUS-NO, and on the Internet at http://www.mcafeesecurity.com/.
With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of network security and availability solutions. Network Associates is comprised of three product groups: McAfee Security, delivering world-class anti-virus and security products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network availability and system security; and Magic Solutions, a leader in innovative service management solutions. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.networkassociates.com/.
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