McAfee's Anti-Virus Policy Management Solution Leads eTesting Labs Study

Comparative Testing Run by eTesting Labs Finds McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

Best Overall for Security Policy Management



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from McAfee

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NETA) business, today announced
 that its ePolicy Orchestrator solution, built for distributing and managing
 anti-virus across a corporate network, was identified in an eTesting Labs test
 report as the best policy management solution in a comparison among product
 offerings from McAfee, Trend Micro and Symantec.  The full report can be
 viewed at http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?84717 .
     The testing covered a number of key areas, all of which are necessary
 elements for an IT administrator to protect the corporate network.  The
 evaluated areas include installation, downloading and distribution of virus
 updates, as well as the scheduling and managing of virus scans, and viewing
 and reporting on network wide anti-virus protection status from each of the
 administration servers.
     The review conducted by eTesting Labs concluded, "McAfee's ePolicy
 Orchestrator provided the best overall network based anti-virus policy
 management solution."  McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator ranked first overall,
 providing a "simple but powerful user interface and feature rich network based
 anti-virus policy management solution."  eTesting Labs noted that McAfee's
 product distributed the only detailed reports to verify, "an anti-virus policy
 consisting of total anti-virus protection and specific anti-virus versions
 adhered to on all test network computers."  McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator
 performed excellently for installation, downloading new virus updates and for
 scheduling and managing remote virus scans.
     "A company that maintains a quality network managed anti-virus policy can
 end up saving thousands of dollars that would otherwise be lost during a virus
 outbreak, much like Melissa or the Love Bug," said Ryan McGee, solution
 marketing manager for McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator product.  "eTesting Labs
 conclusions illustrate that by investing in McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator,
 companies can maintain 95 percent compliance with an anti-virus policy,
 eliminating headache and downtime."
     The ePolicy Orchestrator product provides comprehensive policy management,
 detailed graphical reporting, and software deployment in a scaleable and
 automated form, allowing corporate administrators rapid control over the
 corporate network and Internet security policy.  Whether a company has
 1,000 users or 100,000 users, ePolicy Orchestrator deploys anti-virus
 protection easily and efficiently.  With the ePolicy Orchestrator solution, IT
 administrators can provide updates to remote users in a moment's notice, all
 from a single console.  With the ability to send system alerts on email,
 pagers, or other devices based upon priority and severity, McAfee ePolicy
 Orchestrator allows IT administrators to distribute the latest virus
 definition updates to the entire enterprise in virus outbreak situations.
     eTesting Labs Inc. (www.etestinglabs.com), a Ziff Davis Media company,
 leads the industry in Internet and technology testing.  In June 2000, ZD Labs
 changed its name to eTesting Labs to better reflect the breadth of its testing
 services.  Building on Ziff Davis Media's history of leadership in product
 reviews and benchmark development, eTesting Labs brings independent testing,
 research, development, and analysis directly to publications, Web sites,
 vendors, and IT organizations everywhere.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) solution is available today as a
 stand-alone product from McAfee or as a component of the Active Virus Defense
 (AVD) suite.  The ePolicy Orchestrator product is supported by the Microsoft
 Windows 2000, Windows 95, and Windows NT platforms.  Pricing for the McAfee
 ePolicy Orchestrator solution starts at $11 per node for a one-year
 subscription license.  Pricing for the AVD suite, which includes the ePolicy
 Orchestrator solution, starts at $45 per node at the 500-node level.
 
     McAfee provides comprehensive solutions to protect e-businesses from
 attacks by malicious Internet applets and viruses.  The McAfee Active Virus
 Defense (AVD) suite is an award-winning multi-tier virus security solution.
 Over the past 12 months, McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning
 mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Thin Client (TC) and
 VirusScan Wireless software solutions.  All McAfee products are backed by the
 world's leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus
 Emergency Response Team), the team which first identified Melissa, Bubbleboy
 and Phage, the first wireless virus.  For more information, McAfee can be
 reached at 800-338-8754 or on the Internet at http://www.mcafeeb2b.com .
 
     With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a
 leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses.
 Network Associates is comprised of four product groups:  McAfee, delivering
 world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion
 detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network
 and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service
 desk solutions. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at
 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com .
 
     NOTE:  Network Associates, McAfee, PGP, Sniffer, VirusScan, WebShield,
 NetShield, GroupShield, PrimeSupport, Enterprise SecureCast and Magic
 Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its
 affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  All other registered
 and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their
 respective owners.
 
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SOURCE McAfee
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NETA) business, today announced
 that its ePolicy Orchestrator solution, built for distributing and managing
 anti-virus across a corporate network, was identified in an eTesting Labs test
 report as the best policy management solution in a comparison among product
 offerings from McAfee, Trend Micro and Symantec.  The full report can be
 viewed at http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?84717 .
     The testing covered a number of key areas, all of which are necessary
 elements for an IT administrator to protect the corporate network.  The
 evaluated areas include installation, downloading and distribution of virus
 updates, as well as the scheduling and managing of virus scans, and viewing
 and reporting on network wide anti-virus protection status from each of the
 administration servers.
     The review conducted by eTesting Labs concluded, "McAfee's ePolicy
 Orchestrator provided the best overall network based anti-virus policy
 management solution."  McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator ranked first overall,
 providing a "simple but powerful user interface and feature rich network based
 anti-virus policy management solution."  eTesting Labs noted that McAfee's
 product distributed the only detailed reports to verify, "an anti-virus policy
 consisting of total anti-virus protection and specific anti-virus versions
 adhered to on all test network computers."  McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator
 performed excellently for installation, downloading new virus updates and for
 scheduling and managing remote virus scans.
     "A company that maintains a quality network managed anti-virus policy can
 end up saving thousands of dollars that would otherwise be lost during a virus
 outbreak, much like Melissa or the Love Bug," said Ryan McGee, solution
 marketing manager for McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator product.  "eTesting Labs
 conclusions illustrate that by investing in McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator,
 companies can maintain 95 percent compliance with an anti-virus policy,
 eliminating headache and downtime."
     The ePolicy Orchestrator product provides comprehensive policy management,
 detailed graphical reporting, and software deployment in a scaleable and
 automated form, allowing corporate administrators rapid control over the
 corporate network and Internet security policy.  Whether a company has
 1,000 users or 100,000 users, ePolicy Orchestrator deploys anti-virus
 protection easily and efficiently.  With the ePolicy Orchestrator solution, IT
 administrators can provide updates to remote users in a moment's notice, all
 from a single console.  With the ability to send system alerts on email,
 pagers, or other devices based upon priority and severity, McAfee ePolicy
 Orchestrator allows IT administrators to distribute the latest virus
 definition updates to the entire enterprise in virus outbreak situations.
     eTesting Labs Inc. (www.etestinglabs.com), a Ziff Davis Media company,
 leads the industry in Internet and technology testing.  In June 2000, ZD Labs
 changed its name to eTesting Labs to better reflect the breadth of its testing
 services.  Building on Ziff Davis Media's history of leadership in product
 reviews and benchmark development, eTesting Labs brings independent testing,
 research, development, and analysis directly to publications, Web sites,
 vendors, and IT organizations everywhere.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) solution is available today as a
 stand-alone product from McAfee or as a component of the Active Virus Defense
 (AVD) suite.  The ePolicy Orchestrator product is supported by the Microsoft
 Windows 2000, Windows 95, and Windows NT platforms.  Pricing for the McAfee
 ePolicy Orchestrator solution starts at $11 per node for a one-year
 subscription license.  Pricing for the AVD suite, which includes the ePolicy
 Orchestrator solution, starts at $45 per node at the 500-node level.
 
     McAfee provides comprehensive solutions to protect e-businesses from
 attacks by malicious Internet applets and viruses.  The McAfee Active Virus
 Defense (AVD) suite is an award-winning multi-tier virus security solution.
 Over the past 12 months, McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning
 mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Thin Client (TC) and
 VirusScan Wireless software solutions.  All McAfee products are backed by the
 world's leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus
 Emergency Response Team), the team which first identified Melissa, Bubbleboy
 and Phage, the first wireless virus.  For more information, McAfee can be
 reached at 800-338-8754 or on the Internet at http://www.mcafeeb2b.com .
 
     With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a
 leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses.
 Network Associates is comprised of four product groups:  McAfee, delivering
 world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion
 detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network
 and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service
 desk solutions. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at
 972-308-9960 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com .
 
     NOTE:  Network Associates, McAfee, PGP, Sniffer, VirusScan, WebShield,
 NetShield, GroupShield, PrimeSupport, Enterprise SecureCast and Magic
 Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its
 affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  All other registered
 and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their
 respective owners.
 
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