Network Associates and RCN Partner to Offer McAfee Security Services to Internet Customers
Nation’s Largest Provider of Bundled Telecommunications Services to Market And Sell McAfee’s Anti-Virus, Personal Firewall, Privacy and Anti-Spam Solutions
SANTA CLARA, Calif., and PRINCETON, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — McAfee(R) Security Consumer, a business unit of Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET), and RCN Corporation (Nasdaq: RCNC) today announced an agreement to make McAfee’s Web security solutions available to RCN’s customers, beginning in the second quarter 2003. With more than one million customer connections, RCN is the nation’s largest provider of bundled cable TV, phone, and high speed Internet services.
Under this agreement, RCN will market and sell McAfee Security services including McAfee VirusScan(R) Online, McAfee Personal Firewall Plus, McAfee Privacy Service, McAfee SpamKiller(TM) and a co-branded McAfee Security Center to all new and existing RCN Internet customers. With this new agreement, RCN customers will have access to the complete suite of powerful, easy-to-use and always up-to-date McAfee solutions, easing concerns about computer viruses, hackers and other Internet threats.
“We are pleased to add McAfee’s online solutions to our suite of add-on products we make available to our broadband customers,” said Rick Rioboli, vice president of product management and development, RCN. “Customers of our Megaband(R) network, which delivers one of the fastest residential connections available, will quickly see the value of using these services which enhance the safety and security of their high-speed Internet experience.”
With McAfee’s online security solutions, RCN customers now have powerful and easy-to-use tools to ward off destructive viruses, block hacker attacks, filter spam e-mail and maintain their Internet privacy. In addition, customers who choose McAfee products will receive the McAfee Security Center, an innovative set of security tools to alert and inform users in real-time about Internet threats, quickly determine their vulnerability to those threats, and provide access to vital security information through the McAfee Virus Information Library and World Virus Map.
“Providing RCN users with our regularly updated McAfee security solutions takes the onus off the user in ensuring their PC is safe and secure against the latest Internet threats,” said Todd Gebhart, vice president, managed services and OEM, Network Associates. “We are confident that RCN users across the country will find our security services a valuable addition to their desktops.”
RCN Corporation is the nation’s first and largest facilities-based competitive provider of bundled cable TV, phone, and high speed Internet services delivered over its own fiber-optic local network to consumers in the most densely populated markets in the U.S. The company offers bundles of cable TV, local and long-distance telephone and high-speed Internet services marketed under the ResiLink(SM) and Essentials(SM) brands. RCN has more than one million customer connections and provides service in the Boston, New York, Philadelphia/Lehigh Valley, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. metropolitan markets.
About McAfee Security
McAfee Security for Consumers is a division of Network Associates, Inc. that delivers world-class retail and online solutions designed to secure, protect and optimize the computers of consumers and home office users. McAfee’s advanced retail desktop solutions include premier anti-virus, security, encryption, and desktop optimization software. McAfee’s managed Web security services employ a patented system and process of delivering software through an Internet browser to provide these services to users online through its Web site www.mcafee.com, one of the largest paid subscription sites on the Internet with over two million active paid subscribers.
About Network Associates, Inc.
With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of network security and availability solutions for enterprises, small and medium size businesses, home office users and consumers. Network Associates is comprised of three product groups: McAfee Security, delivering world-class anti-virus and security products and services; Sniffer(R) Technologies, a leader in network availability and system security; and Magic Solutions(R), 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 .
NOTE: Network Associates, Magic Solutions, McAfee, McAfee.com, SpamKiller, Sniffer and VirusScan are registered trademarks or trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. Sniffer brand products are made only by Network Associates, Inc. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.