McAfee Releases New Products, Expands Research Labs

At its annual FOCUS user conference, McAfee unveiled McAfee Risk Advisor 2.0 and McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.0, and an expanded McAfee Labs

October 8, 2009

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FOCUS 09, LAS VEGAS, " Oct. 7, 2009 " McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) continues to deliver on its enterprise strategy with new advanced solutions and major partnerships that keep customers better protected. At its annual FOCUS user conference, McAfee unveiled McAfee' Risk Advisor 2.0 and McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.0, and an expanded McAfee Labs, which further enhances McAfee's leadership in delivering real-time Global Threat Intelligence.

"More organizations are standardizing on McAfee-based technology than ever before, moving McAfee into the position of global leader in enterprise security for the first time in our history," said Dave DeWalt, president and chief executive officer of McAfee. "We are winning because we recognize that these organizations are looking for new ways to assess risks, quickly determine where to focus limited resources, and gain even more value out of their current security infrastructure."

In the race to deliver security optimization to customers globally, McAfee is extending its leadership in the security market through a combination of innovative new technologies, multi-layered defense strategies and Global Threat Intelligence:

McAfee Risk Advisor - automates the manual and time-consuming process of correlating threats to critical systems at risk

McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs - enables improved operational efficiencies and faster PC performance, all while being centrally managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

McAfee Labs and Global Threat Intelligence - McAfee Labs delivers real-time threat research covering all major threat vectors (malware, botnet, Web, e-mail, network-based attacks and vulnerability analysis)

McAfee Risk Advisor Enables Unrivaled Multi-layered Defense

With McAfee Risk Advisor, companies can quickly identify critical assets at risk to threats and then pinpoint which countermeasures can be deployed to protect those assets. McAfee Risk Advisor takes the guesswork out of protecting critical assets by delivering instrumentation that correlates threat feeds with countermeasure and vulnerability information to illuminate what needs immediate attention. This results in enhanced visibility and agility, improved operational efficiencies and an optimized security posture.

By proactively correlating threats to critical assets at risk, McAfee Risk Advisor enables companies to reduce the cost and complexity associated with securing the enterprise and complying with regulatory mandates. Starting with a macro "At Risk/Not At Risk" view of the enterprise, McAfee Risk Advisor allows organizations to quickly drill-down to very granular details of the threat and corresponding asset at risk and then leverage actionable intelligence.

Risk Advisor answers the question: "Where am I most at risk and what should I do about it?"

McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC

McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs, announced separately today, offers powerful full-disk encryption and strong access control to prevent the loss of sensitive data, especially from lost or stolen devices. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO 4.5) provides comprehensive management that includes audit, logs, reporting, policy management and agent deployment. With support for a single sign-on, portable authentication and secure offline user recovery, users have easy, yet secure access to information. A common agent and management console with McAfee endpoint security products enables dramatically lower operational costs and administrative overhead. While protection is consistent across all devices, systems with Intel AES-NI technology will exhibit superior encryption performance.

Expanding Market Leading Research

McAfee Labs (formerly Avert Labs) has dramatically evolved over the past several quarters to provide the most complete Global Threat Intelligence available. Only McAfee Labs delivers real-time threat research covering all major threat vectors (malware, botnet, Web, e-mail, network-based attacks and vulnerability analysis) while fully correlating that threat and risk information for maximum protection and compliance. Today McAfee Labs has over 350 multidisciplinary researchers in 30 countries that follow the complete range of global threats. These researchers analyze billions of queries from millions of sources located across more than 120 countries, allowing McAfee Labs to predicatively analyze and correlate both threats and risks while enabling instant remediation.

McAfee Labs has become the first threat research organization to deliver reputation-based protection across all major threat vectors. From malware, to inbound e-mail and outbound Web traffic, network-based attacks and botnet tracking, the correlated Global Threat Intelligence and in-the-cloud collection and delivery capabilities offered by McAfee Labs moves well beyond reactive protection to true predictive capabilities for securing digital information.

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.

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