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McAfee, Inc. Announces Streaming Updates for the Most Up-to-Date, Proactive Protection Against Unwanted Email

  • 14 June, 2005 07:20

<p>McAfee SpamKiller Offers Improved Spam Detection Accuracy for Small to Large Businesses</p>
<p>SYDNEY, June 14 – McAfee, Inc., the leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today announced the availability of Streaming Updates for McAfee SpamKiller and McAfee WebShield Appliances. With Streaming Updates, McAfee SpamKiller and McAfee WebShield customers are now able to receive proactive spam updates every five to ten minutes, providing the most proactive protection against spammers and their evolving techniques.</p>
<p>According to a recent report by Computer Economics, it is now estimated that 70% of all e-mail is spam. Threats are becoming more diverse, intrusive and subversive, and although they do not always have the aim of causing direct disruption to business productivity, that is often the effect. With coordinated efforts between spammers and virus writers, and the growing trend of phishing e-mails, it is important that organisations implement the most comprehensive coverage against inappropriate, malicious, or viral content.</p>
<p>"McAfee has made continuous strides to increase the frequency of its spam filtering technology to address the changes in spammers' tactics," said Allan Bell, Asia Pacific Marketing Director, McAfee, Inc. "As spammers evolve and become more sophisticated in their methods, Streaming Updates will ensure excellent detection rates and proactively protect our enterprise customers from new types of spam email, including phishing, pharming and viruses.</p>
<p>McAfee SpamKiller and McAfee WebShield appliances are both part of the McAfee Secure Content Management solutions group, and are designed to deliver secure content management technology at the edge of the network to help businesses optimise resources, increase productivity and reduce their exposure to threats. The solutions provide both reactive and proactive spam detection techniques which, combined with increased incremental updates and technology improvements, offer small to large businesses the most up-to-date protection against unwanted email. With new Streaming Updates available every five to ten minutes, customers can prevent new sophisticated methods of spam, prevent virus infections and phishing attacks, reclaim network bandwidth and address issues such as regulatory compliance and legal liability.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>McAfee SpamKiller and McAfee WebShield Appliance customers can access the Streaming Update service now through the McAfee Appliance Activation Package, which enables McAfee Streaming Updates to be automatically installed and updated on the McAfee SpamKiller and McAfee WebShield appliances. To download this package, please visit http://www.mcafeesecurity.com/us/downloads/updates/hotfixes.asp . For more information on McAfee SpamKiller for Mail Servers, McAfee SpamKiller for SecurityShield, McAfee SpamKiller Appliances or McAfee Managed Mail Protection, please visit www.mcafeesecurity.com.</p>
<p>About McAfee, Inc.</p>
<p>McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California and the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. www.mcafee.com.</p>
<p>NOTE: McAfee, SpamKiller, and SecurityShield are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. The colour 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.</p>
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<p>E-mail: natalie.connor@text100.com.au</p>

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