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- McAfee Offers Only End-to-End Security Solution Set for
Operators, Handset Manufacturers, Enterprises and End-users to
Protect Mobile Devices
McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) the leading dedicated security technology
company today announced it has developed a mobile security platform,
McAfee(R) Mobile Security, which has been architected, designed and
implemented specifically for the mobile ecosystem including
operators, manufacturers, enterprises, and consumers. McAfee Mobile
Security provides the technology to deploy embedded and after-market
mobile security solutions that will encompass anti-virus, firewall,
content filtering, anti-spam and anti-spyware capabilities. McAfee's
flagship product is McAfee VirusScan(R) Mobile.
"McAfee is already the clear leader in security solutions for
mobile devices protecting more than 17 million end-users with
solutions that are compatible with more than 100 handset models,"
said Victor Kouznetsov, senior vice president, McAfee Mobile
Security. "In addition to years of experience deploying mobile
solutions, McAfee also offers the most comprehensive partnership
opportunities in the market with embedded and aftermarket solutions
in a variety of ways to accommodate operators and manufacturers'
different market needs. We have also established technology
leadership with solutions that have been designed and architected
specifically for mobile handset terminals so they offer superior
efficiency and flexibility versus products adapted from PC
With the launch of VirusScan Mobile, McAfee is the first global
security company to build an integrated end-to-end solution for
real-time protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and other
technology abuses to provide a safe and secure mobile experience.
McAfee VirusScan Mobile is also the only product designed from the
ground up for mobile protection. It protects mobile devices against
threats that originate from e-mail, instant messaging and Internet
downloads, and protects multiple entry points including SMS, MMS and
Bluetooth. Up-to-date protection is delivered as soon as threats are
identified. Installation is fast and easy. It is available
immediately for Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 2003
Smartphone, Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone,
Symbian Series 60, and Symbian UIQ.
McAfee's mobile security solutions will be marketed and sold to
operators, manufacturers, distributors, enterprises and consumers.
The products will be sold via subscriptions with the option to renew
on an annual basis.
McAfee offers a variety of deployment options to its partners:
Operators. Mobile operators can provide McAfee Mobile security
services to their users via pre-install directly on devices or as an
aftermarket product via a download directly on handsets. Benefits
include generating additional revenue streams, increasing customer
retention rates, attracting new customers, and improving brand image.
McAfee also offers a network protection solution that employs
McAfee's mobile content screening technologies, and is compatible
with other network elements from several mobile industry partners.
Manufacturers. By embedding McAfee Mobile Security, the only
embedded end-to-end solution in the market today, into devices;
manufacturers maintain device integrity and differentiate their
products from the competition. They can also offer aftermarket
security solutions to subscribers for download directly to devices or
by bundling them for shipment with the device.
Distributors. Distributors can expand their mobile businesses by
adding McAfee Mobile Security to a growing list of mobile products
and services they offer through their value added resellers and
system integrators. This channel will extend McAfee's reach into the
marketplace, ensuring broader reach globally.
Enterprises. Comprehensive mobile protection from malware attacks
is essential to enterprises in order to protect corporate data and
ensure employee productivity as well as meet regulatory compliance
requirements for data protection. McAfee currently protects
employees' PocketPC mobile devices and the enterprise network from
malware and security breaches either via over-the-air downloads or
through PC connections. McAfee VirusScan Mobile Enterprise is
available for Windows Mobile 2003 PocketPC.
Businesses and Consumers. Mobile security is essential to stay
connected while also protecting sensitive personal and financial
data. McAfee VirusScan Mobile protects mobile devices from malware,
secures personal information and helps ensure critical communication
functions always work when on the go. Currently McAfee supports the
PocketPC and Smartphone operating systems with a downloadable version
of VirusScan Mobile available from http://www.mcafeemobile.com
McAfee will provide support for the Symbian Series 60 in February
2006. VirusScan Mobile will also be available in French, German,
Spanish and Italian by the end of February.
In addition, other partnership opportunities are available:
Web Services Platform: Operators or manufacturers can offer
VirusScan Mobile to consumers via an XML Web services platform
branded for consumers. It features the infrastructure to handle virus
outbreaks, billing options, secure transaction capabilities, shared
authentication, monthly / annual subscription models, product
fulfillment via Web download, a reporting architecture, and access to
customizable marketing and advertising materials.
Custom and Standard Affiliate programs include co-branding
capabilities, revenue share opportunities, access to content
inventory, banner ads, marketing plans and monthly reports.
Channel billing model allows partners to deploy VirusScan Mobile
and access McAfee's channel billing system including transaction
processing, integration with a service provider's billing system,
scheduled reconciliation, and product fulfillment via a Web download.
Pricing: McAfee VirusScan Mobile is priced at US$29.99 for a one
year subscription. McAfee offers tiered pricing on McAfee VirusScan
About McAfee Mobile
McAfee currently supports more than 100 mobile devices that are in
the hands of over 17 million consumers worldwide. With multiple years
of experience gained developing mobile platforms and protocols with
major operators and platform vendors, strong partnerships with mobile
infrastructure providers, dedicated sales personnel, a dedicated
mobile R&D organization, and a mobile threat research organization
through McAfee AVERT(TM) Labs, McAfee is uniquely qualified and well
positioned to meet the needs of manufacturers, operators, the
enterprise market and end-users.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California the leading
dedicated security technology company, delivers proactive and proven
solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the
world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to
innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public
sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks,
prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their
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