Terra Lycos and Network Associates Team Up to Provide Online Security Protection for Consumer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and MADRID, Spain, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions and Terra Lycos (Nasdaq: TRLY; MC: TRR), the largest Internet access provider in Spain and Latin America, today announced an agreement to deliver Network Associates McAfee(R) VirusScan(R) and McAfee(R) Personal Firewall Plus protection to Terra Lycos’ worldwide customer base. The services will be available in Spain and will roll out to Latin America and the U.S. later this year. After downloading the McAfee Security software, Terra Lycos customers will benefit from fully automatic and easy to use anti-virus and firewall protection.
The agreement enables Terra Lycos customers to subscribe to Network Associates McAfee VirusScan and McAfee Personal Firewall Plus online services via the new Security Center on the Terra Lycos website, or as an add-on feature packaged with customers’ existing access accounts. The monthly online subscription service enables products to be delivered directly to the desktop, giving the customer convenience and peace of mind that their PC will be protected through regular automatic updates. McAfee Security anti-virus and firewall protection will help to ensure Terra Lycos customers a secure Internet access even as new threats arise.
After downloading the software, Terra Lycos customers will enjoy protection against attacks from hackers and online threats such as the recent “My Doom” virus which has been classified as the most virulent virus ever. Blaster and Love Bug are other viruses which have wreaked havoc amongst consumers, with the Love Bug infecting more than 40 million computers worldwide and resulting in billions of dollars in clean up costs.
“The Network Associates McAfee technology is unique in its ability to deliver the best Internet security possible to meet Terra Lycos’ client needs,” said Bernardino Cortijo, vice president of Security at Terra Lycos. “This new agreement assures our customers easy online access to McAfee Security’s award-winning anti-virus and firewall protection. We are creating a more secure, unique and attractive Internet experience as well as strengthening our service offering. Our clients may now enjoy always up-to- date, non-stop protection from viruses as well as unsolicited access.”
“This partnership is an important step in the two companies’ fight to protect consumers against cyber-crime,” said Javier Colado, vice president of the Northern and Southern Europe regions for Network Associates. “Network Associates is extremely pleased to be working with a primary Internet player such as Terra Lycos by providing their customers with leading McAfee Internet security services so they may be safe while accessing or browsing the Internet.”
About Terra Lycos
Terra Lycos is a global Internet group, with a presence in 40 countries in 19 languages. The group, which resulted from Terra Networks, S.A’s acquisition of Lycos, Inc. in October of 2000, operates some of the most widely visited web sites in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is the largest access provider in Spain and Latin America.
Terra Lycos’ network of websites includes Terra in 18 countries, Lycos in 22 countries, Angelfire.com, Atrea.com, Azeler.es, Educaterra.com, Gamesville.com, HotBot.com, Ifigenia.com, Invertia.com, Lycos Zone, Maptel.com, Matchmaker.com, Quote.com, RagingBull.com, Rumbo.com, Tripod.com, Uno-e.com and Wired News (Wired.com), among others.
Terra Lycos, with headquarters in Barcelona and operating centers in Madrid and Boston, as well as elsewhere, is listed on the Madrid stock exchange (ticker: TRR) and on the NASDAQ electronic market (ticker: TRLY) .
Terra Lycos is part of the Telefonica Group, one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. Telefonica is the leading operator in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets and its activity is centered mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses with broadband as the key tool for the development of both of these.
The company has a significant presence in 16 countries and has operations of various size in approximately 40 countries. Its costumer base amounts to nearly 100 million.
Telefonica is a 100% public company, with almost 1.7 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4,955,891,361 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, New York, Lima, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and the SEAQ International Exchange in London.
About Network Associates
With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Network Associates, Inc. creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the next generation of blended attacks and threats. Offering two families of products, McAfee System Protection Solutions, securing desktops and servers, and McAfee Network Protection Solutions, ensuring the protection and performance of the corporate network, Network Associates offers computer security to large enterprises, governments, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 972-963-8000 or on the Internet at http://www.networkassociates.com/ .
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