McAfee® Security Provides Home Security Software for Department of Defense Employees
DOD users to receive McAfee VirusScan® 7.0 free of charge and other security solutions at a specially reduced cost
SANTA CLARA, Calif. February 10, 2003 – McAfee® Security for Consumers, a business unit of Network Associates (NYSE: NET) comprised of retail and online solutions for consumers, home office users and small and medium businesses, today announced the availability of the first comprehensive set of home security solutions for the over three million Department of Defense (DOD) users around the world. The solutions are being made available to DOD employees for home use under an Anti-Virus Software Initiative license agreement recently awarded to Network Associates by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the preferred provider of integrated information solutions to U.S. Department of Defense users.
Through the agreement with DISA, McAfee’s award-winning VirusScan® 7.0 Home Edition software is now available to all Department of Defense employees free of charge for their home use. With McAfee VirusScan, users can scan and protect their computers from the thousands of viruses, Trojans and other malicious code that may harm PCs. McAfee VirusScan also comes with an integrated personal firewall that blocks hackers from gaining access to users’ systems. In addition to the free VirusScan offering, DOD employees can purchase and download other McAfee Security solutions such as McAfee SpamKiller™, the company’s premier anti-spam solution, at a specially discounted price.
The agreement with DISA to provide comprehensive virus protection to DOD employees for personal home use is another example of Network Associates® leadership in the government sector. This announcement closely follows other recent contract wins including USDA CCE, Lockheed Martin and the recently announced HRDC in Canada. Network Associates Government, Health and Education group is continuing to partner with government agencies to ensure that they are completely protected from today’s virulent Internet threats.
“By providing home security coverage, DOD users have the tools they need to safeguard their personal computers and valuable data,” said Bill Kerrigan, senior vice president, consumer division, McAfee Security, Network Associates. “We are confident that DOD employees will enjoy the benefits of robust and constantly updated security solutions that enable them to have a safe home-computing experience.”
“The selection of Network Associates to provide our McAfee Security anti-virus technology to every Department of Defense employee for use in their home environments is another example of our dedication to government agencies to ensure they’re fully protected from today’s Internet threats,” said Mark Small, senior vice president of Government, Health and Education for Network Associates. “This agreement reiterates our commitment to providing maximum protection to all users, from the home user to the largest enterprise.”
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About McAfee Security
McAfee Security for Consumers is a division of Network Associates, Inc. that delivers world-class retail and online solutions designed to secure, protect and optimize the computers of consumers and home office users.
McAfee’s advanced retail desktop solutions include premier anti-virus, security, encryption, and desktop optimization software. McAfee’s managed Web security services employ a patented system and process of delivering software through an Internet browser to provide these services to users online through its Web site www.mcafee.com, one of the largest paid subscription sites on the Internet with over two million active paid subscribers.
About Network Associates, Inc.
With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of network security and availability solutions for enterprises, small and medium size businesses, home office users and consumers. Network Associates is comprised of three product groups: McAfee Security, delivering world-class anti-virus and security products and services; Sniffer® Technologies, a leader in network availability and system security; and Magic Solutions®, a leader in innovative service management solutions. For more information, Network Associates® can be reached at 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.networkassociates.com.
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