Supplies Web Filtering Technology For McAfee Family Protection

Software protects children from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, other threats

June 17, 2009

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ATLANTA, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced a strategic partnership with McAfee, Inc., to supply the technology for the just-released McAfee(R) Family Protection online safety software. McAfee Family Protection software protects children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers and other threats.

McAfee selected as its technology partner because of its award-winning software that is distributed in over 150 countries and its prior experience as the technology provider for other Internet safety initiatives, including those sponsored by government agencies in Australia and Canada.

"Increasing computer ownership among younger users, the rise of chat rooms and the spread of social networking have increased the need for parental Internet oversight. McAfee is proud to work with on delivering a new Family Protection offering integrating technologies from both companies to create the best offering in this space," said Javed Hasan, vice president of McAfee Consumer Product Management, "With McAfee Family Protection, parents are equipped with comprehensive, advanced and reliable tools for keeping their children safe online."

"Most people don't realize that there are over 4 million pornography websites. And that's only one of the challenges that families face in managing their children's Internet access," said Forrest Collier, CEO of "McAfee is now offering a solution that promises to play an important role in helping shield children from exposure to unsavory websites and a variety of other online encounters that can undermine parents' efforts to maintain a safe and wholesome environment."

McAfee Family Protection software is available at as a standalone package that works with McAfee's security suites - McAfee VirusScan(R) Plus, McAfee Internet Security and McAfee Total Protection - as well as with security products from other vendors. For information about engaging with on other OEM products or technology partnerships, contact [email protected].

About has been a leading provider of web filtering solutions for consumers and businesses since 1999. The company's flagship software, Safe Eyes, is the two-time recipient of the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award, earned a separate Editor's Choice Award from LAPTOP Magazine, and was rated as the #1 parental control solution by America's leading consumer advocacy publication. Other products include Safe Eyes Mobile, the first family-safe browser for the iPhone, and EtherShield, a hardware appliance offering plug-and-play Internet filtering for business environments. The company's products are used by customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.

McAfee, SiteAdvisor, McAfee SECURE and/or other noted McAfee related products contained herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc., and/or its affiliates in theUSand/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. Any other non-McAfee related products, registered and/or unregistered trademarks contained herein is only by reference and are the sole property of their respective owners.

Kim Eichorn 408-346-3606 [email protected]

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