McAfee Expands Security Innovation Alliance

Also expands categories of partners supported by SIA to include systems integrators

April 22, 2009

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SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Apr 21, 2009 McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced a significant expansion to the McAfee' Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) program. Since January 2009, McAfee has added 14 new "McAfee Compatible" solutions from its current SIA partners, including ActivIdentity, AET Europe, Aladdin, Arxan, Catbird, Charismathics, Gemalto, HP, Kobil, Luxtrust, Oberthur Technologies, SCM Microsystems, Secerno and Vasco.

There are eight new members that have joined the program as Associate Partners, including Authenex, Cryptotech, eIQnetworks, Novell, S21sec, Solidcore, Triumfant and Telos. Across North America and Europe, McAfee now has more than 55 SIA partners committed to helping customers drive operational savings with McAfee Compatible products.

McAfee is also expanding the categories of partners supported by SIA to now include Systems Integrators. Partners in this new category will help enterprise customers integrate "homegrown" applications with the McAfee' ePolicy Orchestrator software solution, combine multiple vendor products to deliver end-to-end solutions, as well as accelerate McAfee Compatibility for SIA partners, reducing time-to-market for solutions requiring an integration. McAfee is pleased to welcome Ciphent as the charter member in this important new category.

McAfee has also welcomed AirPatrol and Arxan to its invitation-only Sales Teaming Program, which was launched earlier this year. Partners participating in the Sales Teaming Program complement the McAfee product portfolio, and enable the McAfee sales force and channel to drive more complete security solution relationships with enterprise customers.

To learn more about how each McAfee SIA partners is leveraging the program, please visit the SIA partner listing page.

"McAfee is proud of the explosive growth the Security Innovation Alliance is enjoying," said Joe Gottlieb, vice president of corporate strategy and technology alliances, McAfee. "While simultaneously growing partner participation in existing categories, and unlocking new categories of partners, we continue to deliver on the "Security Ecosystem" vision that we've had since the inception of SIA. It is very satisfying to hear our partners tell us that SIA is fast becoming the premier technology partnering program in the security industry."

Finally, at this week's RSA Conference 2009 event, being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, McAfee will host the McAfee SIA partner pavilion, booth #1017, with co-sponsors AirPatrol, Ciphent, ClearPoint Metrics, CommVault, Guardium, HP, Prevari and Triumfant. At RSA, more than 35 SIA partners will showcase their completed or planned McAfee Compatible solutions.

The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program accelerates the development of interoperable security products and simplifies the integration of those products within complex customer environments. Supported by the program, partners integrate their products with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee's industry-leading security and compliance management platform, and/or other McAfee products, such as McAfee Endpoint Encryption software and McAfee Vulnerability Management Service.

For more information on how to become a Security Innovation Alliance partner, please visit

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