McAfee Protects USDA

McAfee has been selected to protect the US Department of Agriculture's messaging system from spam, phishing, spyware, and virus attacks

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

December 18, 2006

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), today announced that it has been selected to protect the U.S. Department of Agriculture's messaging system from spam, phishing, spyware and virus attacks. The USDA will use McAfeeR Secure Messaging Gateway appliances to provide comprehensive and proactive protection for its nationwide enterprise.

"The security of our messaging system is of the utmost concern to us," said Gene Renken, chief architect, Enterprise Messaging for USDA. "To ensure the safety of our sensitive information, the proper tools are critical. McAfee Secure Messaging Gateway appliances provide the solution we need to keep our network protected." McAfee gateway appliances will be deployed at USDA facilities across the United States, protecting a total of 120,000 users. McAfee will provide the USDA with integrated protection, allowing the agency to safeguard its critical messaging system resources, increase employee productivity, and prevent industry and company policy compromises.

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken an important step in safeguarding their network and increasing efficiency through eliminating spam and spyware," said Mike Carpenter, vice president of federal operations for McAfee. "We're very pleased that the USDA is expanding their use of McAfee products to protect the security of their entire enterprise."

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