Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

MEDIA RELEASE: McAfee Simplifies Anti-spyware and Adware Protection for Small to Medium Businesses

  • 17 March, 2005 10:53

<p>New Version of McAfee ProtectionPilot Offers Centralised Management of McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise for Small to Medium Businesses</p>
<p>SYDNEY, March 17, 2005 – McAfee, Inc., the pioneer and worldwide leader of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced the new release of McAfee ProtectionPilot, a centralised management tool that helps small to medium businesses (SMBs) proactively deploy and manage their threat protection from a central location. McAfee ProtectionPilot, which is available as part of the McAfee SMB Editions, now includes added support for the new, separately available, McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise—offering SMBs an added layer of protection against potentially unwanted programs (PUPS), such as adware, spyware, dialers, keyloggers, cookies and remote-control programs.</p>
<p>The McAfee SMB Editions include McAfee Active VirusScan SMB Edition, which provides centrally managed virus protection for desktops and fileservers, and McAfee Active Virus Defence SMB Edition, which additionally provides virus and content protection for email. Both product suites leverage the award winning McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i, which integrates next-generation anti-virus technology with elements of intrusion prevention and firewall technology into a single system security solution for PCs and servers. The suites are managed by McAfee ProtectionPilot and offer a simple, proactive approach to the deployment and ongoing management of threat protection, defending against malware, buffer overflow exploits and blended attacks. McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise is available as a separate purchase and is seamlessly managed and integrated by McAfee ProtectionPilot.</p>
<p>“McAfee ProtectionPilot, within the McAfee SMB Editions, was designed for small to medium businesses, which are generally less equipped to prepare and defend against malware and unwanted programs,” said Allan Bell, Asia Pacific Marketing Director at McAfee, Inc. “McAfee continues its commitment to its SMB customers, expanding the ease of use and deployment capability of McAfee ProtectionPilot to include the new McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise solution. Now we can offer a wider range of users the benefit of protecting their environments from the problem of potentially unwanted programs, such as adware and spyware.”</p>
<p>McAfee has proactively equipped its reseller partners with the knowledge needed to support SMBs more effectively. The McAfee SMB Editions are available exclusively through McAfee channel partners, enabling resellers to offer a business-grade solution that is not only easy to use, but also helps to proactively protect their customers systems from malicious threats. Channel partners can now recommend McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise, as a complementary add-on to the McAfee SMB Editions, to help SMB customers incorporate an extra layer of protection against the problem of potentially unwanted programs.</p>
<p>McAfee ProtectionPilot reduces administration time through centralised deployment and management, helping to remove the guess work, time and resources involved in keeping systems up to date. The solution guides administrators through the mystery of deploying, monitoring and managing threat protection, keeping it in place and up-to-date. Automatic updates occur on an hourly basis, and are immediately deployed to all systems—no interaction is required by the administrator. With McAfee ProtectionPilot, IT generalists can locate out-of-date systems and check for malware infection through an Interactive Security Dashboard, ensuring compliance and threat detections for all systems, groups or individuals.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>McAfee Active VirusScan SMB Edition and McAfee Active Virus Defence SMB Edition featuring McAfee ProtectionPilot are now available through McAfee channel partners throughout Australian and New Zealand. McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise is available separately. For more information, please contact McAfee, Inc. at www.mcafee.com.</p>
<p>About McAfee, Inc.</p>
<p>McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., a worldwide leader in Intrusion Prevention and Risk Management solutions, delivers proven security products and services to help customers effectively balance the competing priorities between business needs and security requirements. McAfee applies profound security expertise toward helping companies, government agencies and consumers block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve the security of their systems and networks. For more information, McAfee, Inc. can be reached at www.mcafee.com.</p>
<p>###</p>
<p>NOTE: McAfee, ProtectionPilot and VirusScan 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. © 2005 McAfee, Inc. All Rights Reserved.</p>
<p>For further media information please contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor</p>
<p>Tel: +61 (0)2 9956 5733</p>
<p>Mobile: +61 (0)417 259 054</p>
<p>E-mail: natalie.connor@text100.com.au</p>

Most Popular

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?