Network Associates Extends Leadership Position with McAfee Online Managed Security Services

McAfee Security’s Online Services Detect and Clean More Than 60 Million Infected Files

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — McAfee Security, a division of Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET), today announced that its online managed security services have detected and cleaned more than 60 million infected files, up from 10 million in August 2001. This reflects the trend toward the deployment of online services to maintain consistently updated security protection. As virus and security threats continue to be a concern for businesses, McAfee’s online managed services maintain and collect a growing number of new virus samples used to further protect its subscribers worldwide through easy, online updates and 24/7 monitoring and reporting.

As one of the world’s largest business-to-business online security service providers, McAfee(R) offers comprehensive virus protection for desktops and SMTP email. The McAfee online managed services currently protect more than 1.2 million users, providing always-on, always-updated virus scanning at both the desktop and via email, and ensuring protection against the latest vulnerabilities. The services are seamlessly delivered and managed via the Internet to provide immediate, cost-effective security solutions to the full range of small to mid-size companies. According to a recent report from IDC, McAfee’s online security technology dominates the anti-virus managed services space with 74% worldwide marketshare.

“With the increased number of viruses in the wild, McAfee’s online security services have been critical to our ability to run and protect our network,” said Jason Robohm, director of technical services at CROSSMARK. “The regular virus updates that secure our network and the detailed reports on automatically deflected threats give us peace of mind knowing our network is always protected.”

McAfee’s online managed services monitor and deliver support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from McAfee’s Secure Network Operations Center. Because the services are delivered securely via the Internet, organizations can have desktop and email virus protection implemented in a fraction of the time it takes to manage and deploy internal and sometimes complex enterprise security software.

“The sixty million milestone is an important indicator showing that, with the increase in complex Internet-based security threats, customers need comprehensive, up-to-the minute protection against viruses and malicious code,” said Arvind Narain, senior vice president of service provider brand management for the McAfee Security division at Network Associates. “We are pleased to see the continued growth of McAfee’s online security services, allowing our customers to focus on critical business issues rather than the latest Internet security threat.”

In addition to McAfee Security’s protection for small and mid-size businesses, McAfee Consumer’s managed anti-virus service, VirusScan(R) Online, currently has nearly two million consumer and home office users worldwide, adding to the overall strength of McAfee’s online offerings. Its consumer web site continues to be one of the world’s largest paid subscription sites on the Internet.

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, viral vulnerability assessment and online managed services. 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 /

McAfee Security Consumer is a business unit of Network Associates, Inc., comprised of retail and online solutions for consumers, home office users and small and medium businesses. McAfee’s retail advanced desktop technologies include the premier anti-virus, security, encryption, and desktop optimization software. McAfee’s online managed Web security, optimization and maintenance services employ a patented system and process of delivering software through an Internet browser. McAfee manages and maintains software application services on its vast technology infrastructure and provides these services to users online through its Web site http://www.mcafee.com.




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