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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>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</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</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>

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