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McAfee Launches Mobile Security Solutions at 3GSM
3gsm, Barcelona, Spain (ots/PRNewswire) -
- 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 technologies."
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 Mobile Enterprise.
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 security. www.mcafee.com
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