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McAfee introduces the industry’s first anti-spyware solution for the enterprise

  • 16 November, 2004 09:19

<p>Sydney, 16 November 2004 – McAfee, the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module, the industry’s first and only enterprise class anti-spyware protection to offer best-in-class centralised management. The McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module integrates seamlessly with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 7.1 and 8.0i, adding an essential layer of protection for small to large businesses that need to safely eliminate malicious code programs such as spyware, adware, dialers, keyloggers, password crackers and remote-control programs.</p>
<p>Spyware is no longer just a consumer nuisance; it is quickly becoming a major concern in the corporate environment. A recent IDC survey of 600 North American organisations showed that spyware was a serious threat, ranking it as the fourth greatest threat to network security ahead of spam, hackers and even cyberterrorism.</p>
<p>McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module utilises real-time scanning to identify and safely eliminate malicious applications, including entries in the Windows Registry and other areas where programs leave remnants. The solution offers traditional on-demand scanning and removal and an extensive database of potentially unwanted programs, for immediate detection as these malicious code programs are being installed on the PC. The solution works with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for enhanced registry, file scanning and cleaning and is managed centrally under a single console with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) for the enterprise and McAfee ProtectionPilot for small-to-medium businesses.</p>
<p>“Our enterprise customers are frustrated with the costs and manpower currently required to remove and protect themselves from potentially unwanted programs,” says Allan Bell, Asia Pacific Marketing Director for Asia Pacific. “The demand and requirement for an enterprise solution has been clear, which is why we have developed the first truly integrated, enterprise-class solution for spyware protection.</p>
<p>McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module helps IT administrators keep their systems free of hidden key logger programs that try to capture and steal passwords, as well as more sinister programs that may be watching, recording and externally transmitting sensitive company information. With the McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module, channel partners will have the key advantage of a solution that can help existing McAfee customers solve the issue of potentially unwanted programs, as well as new customers that desire increased protection from spyware, adware, dialers, keyloggers, password crackers and remote-control programs.</p>
<p>McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module is managed with McAfee ePO or McAfee ProtectionPilot, providing centralised deployment, policy management, enforcement and reporting. McAfee ePO, designed for the enterprise user, and McAfee ProtectionPilot, designed for ease of use for SMBs, give IT administrators the visibility and control they need to evaluate their policy’s effectiveness, evaluate their network’s weak points and to customise reports to fit their specific needs. With a single management infrastructure, IT administrators will save time and money through reduced deployment and training costs, reduced hardware investments and reduced policy redundancy.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>The McAfee Anti-spyware Enterprise Edition Module will be generally available worldwide in second half of December 2004 from McAfee, Inc. and its channel partners. For more information on availability and pricing, please visit www.mcafee.com or call 1800 644 646.</p>
<p>About McAfee, Inc.</p>
<p>McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., creates best-of-breed intrusion prevention and risk management solutions. McAfee’s market-leading security products and services help large, medium and small businesses, government agencies, and consumers prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from critical threats. Additionally, through the Foundstone Professional Services division, leading security consultants provide security expertise and best practices for organizations. For more information, McAfee, Inc. can be reached at 972-963-8000 or on the Internet at http://www.mcafee.com/.</p>
<p>NOTE: McAfee, ePolicy Orchestrator, ePO, VirusScan and ProtectionPilot are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. The color red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. © 2004 Networks Associates Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.</p>
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<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor</p>
<p>Tel: +61 (0)2 9956 5733</p>
<p>E-mail: natalie.connor@text100.com.au</p>

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