SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 25, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. and Network Associates Inc. (Nasdaq
“NETA” ), formerly McAfee Associates, today announced that Microsoft will include McAfee VirusScan with Microsoft® Plus! 98, which is shipping today. This selection further distinguishes VirusScan as a premier virus security product and reinforces Network Associates’ position as a leading provider of security and management solutions for Microsoft operating system environments. Plus! 98 users will not only receive McAfee VirusScan but also six months of free updates.*
As part of Plus! 98, VirusScan offers users of the Windows® 98 operating system
100 percent detection of more than 16,000 known viruses. VirusScan’s award-winning Hunter scanning technology even accurately detects unknown viruses. Plus! 98 users will also receive a free subscription for six months to Network Associates’ revolutionary SecureCast service, which automatically keeps VirusScan updated with the latest virus signature files.
Plus! 98 extends the advanced functionality in Windows 98 by adding utilities, themes and games to let customers further manage, customize and enjoy their PC.
“MacAfee VirusScan offers Plus! 98 customers an outstanding solution to the growing virus threat,”
said Rob Bennett, group product manager for Windows 98 at Microsoft.
Microsoft is pleased to provide Network Associates’ cutting-edge virus security solution as part of
“Windows 98 revolutionizes the ease with which users access the Internet. By including VirusScan with Plus! 98, Microsoft clearly demonstrates its commitment to protecting users from Internet-borne security threats,”
said Gene Hodges, vice president of marketing for Total Virus Defense at Network Associates.
“With Windows 98 and VirusScan in Plus! 98, users have easy-to-use products for accessing the Internet and protecting themselves from Internet security threats.”
With more than 40 million users worldwide, VirusScan is the world’s most trusted name in desktop and Internet virus security. It provides comprehensive protection against both known and new macro, polymorphic, boot, file, multipartite, stealth, mutating and encrypted viruses. VirusScan is backed by Network Associates’ unparalleled McAfee Labs research team with more than 85 virus researchers in labs across five continents. VirusScan also boasts an impressive array of recent industry award and review wins. Notable awards in 1998 include Secure Computing’s Best Overall Security Software and Best Virus Security Software, Computerworld’s IT Leader’s Choice, CNET’s
Award and SC Magazine’s
VirusScan is the cornerstone of Network Associates’ Total Virus Defense (TVD) suite, the first corporate virus security product to offer comprehensive, centrally managed protection against viruses and other hostile code by protecting all points of entry. TVD provides complete anti-virus protection at the desktop, server and Internet gateway. It also includes powerful distribution tools that make it easy to keep virus software current enterprisewide. TVD is sold separately and as part of Network Associates’ Net Tools Secure suite. Network Associates
provides the industry’s most comprehensive line of anti-virus software and hardware solutions designed to protect against computer viruses on all major desktop and network computing platforms.
With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates Inc., formed by the merger of McAfee Associates and Network General, is a leading supplier of enterprise network security and management solutions. Network Associates’ Net Tools Secure and Net Tools Manager offer best-of-breed, suite-based network security and management solutions. Net Tools Secure and Net Tools Manager suites combine to create Net Tools, which centralizes these point solutions within an easy-to-use, integrated systems management environment. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at (408) 988-3832 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com/ .
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.
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