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McAfee, Inc.'s McAfee VirusScan Named as One of the Most Influential Tech Products of the Past 25 Years
Aug 08, 2007 (08:08 AM EDT)


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc. today announced that the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) named McAfee(R) VirusScan as one of the most influential technology products of the past 25 years. McAfee VirusScan was named alongside other ground-breaking technology products. Among these were Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Apple's iPod and RIM's BlackBerry.

"Over the past 18 years, McAfee VirusScan has become almost synonymous with the phrase 'computer security'", said Vimal Solanki, McAfee's senior director, product marketing. "As cybercrime has become more sophisticated, we have had to increase our portfolio to offer broad endpoint, network, data, web, and email protection solutions, to name just a portion of our security risk management portfolio. But it began with McAfee VirusScan. As such, we are honored to receive this recognition from CompTIA."

McAfee VirusScan proactively stops and removes malicious software. It extends coverage against new security risks. It blends advanced anti-virus, firewall and intrusion prevention to protect against a broad range of threats. Unknown viruses can be found with advanced heuristics and generic detection. This includes identifying malware hidden in compressed files. Overall, McAfee VirusScan reduces the cost of an individual or company to respond to outbreaks. McAfee's VirusScan technology is incorporated into a number of McAfee solutions. These range from solutions for the home user to solutions for the largest enterprises.

About CompTIA:

CompTIA is celebrating its 25th anniversary during 2007. The organization was founded by representatives of five micro-computer dealerships working together to find better ways to do business. Today, CompTIA has more than 22,000 member companies in over 100 countries around the world http://www.comptia.org

About McAfee, Inc.:

McAfee, Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, 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. http://www.mcafee.com .

McAfee, SiteAdvisor, InterShield, Foundstone, VirusScan, Avert, Total Protection, AntiSpyware, Secure Content Management, ePolicy Orchestrator, Remediation Manager, Policy Auditor, Data Loss Prevention, Intrusion Prevention System and Secure Internet Gateway are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. McAfee 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. (C) 2007 McAfee, Inc. All rights reserved.

CONTACT: Craig Kensek of McAfee, Inc., +1-408-346-3563, Craig_Kensek@McAfee.com; or Ethan Parker of Red Consultancy,+1-415-618-8808, , for McAfee, Inc.

Web site: http://www.mcafee.com/ http://www.comptia.org/