CA and Yahoo! Team Up to Integrate and Distribute Products to Address Internet Security and Protect Consumers Online
CA and Yahoo! Toolbar to Deliver Internet Security Protection and Convenient Online Search; Yahoo! Toolbar Anti-Spy Powered by CA Anti-Spyware Technology
ISLANDIA, N.Y.- CA, Inc. (NYSE: CA) today announced a distribution agreement with Yahoo! Inc. to deliver a co-branded version of its Yahoo! Toolbar with the upcoming releases of all CA Home/Home Office products including its upcoming CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008. The company also announced that CA Anti-Spyware will continue to power the Anti-Spy function of Yahoo! Toolbar, providing toolbar users with free, comprehensive protection against a wide range of spyware, adware, keyloggers, browser hijackers and other threats.
In addition to providing comprehensive protection against viruses, hackers, spyware, spam, and identity thieves with CA Internet security software, the CA/Yahoo! toolbar will offer CA Home/Home Office customers the opportunity to enhance their Internet experience with a more convenient desktop search, simple customization of toolbars, email alerts, and easy access to CA links and services. The CA/Yahoo! Toolbar can be used with Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers.
Separately, Yahoo! will also continue to use CA Anti-Spyware to power the Anti-Spy function of its Yahoo! Toolbar. CA will provide Yahoo! Toolbar Anti-Spy users with a website that provides useful, easy-to-understand, and up-to-date information about spyware and the latest Internet security threats, based on global intelligence from CA Security Advisor. Since 2004, Anti-Spy has helped toolbar customers worldwide easily identify and remove potentially unwanted programs, such as spyware and adware, from their PCs at no cost.
“Online security remains a prevalent issue because of online threats, yet many Internet users are still unsure what products they need to protect themselves from spyware and malware,” said Joff Redfern, senior director of Product Management, Yahoo! Search Distribution. “It’s important to provide our users with the best, most accessible tools to safeguard their online experience and enable them to search the web with peace of mind. We look forward to continue working with CA to deliver quality, reliable anti-spyware protection as part of the Yahoo! Toolbar.”
“We are very excited about our forthcoming home/home office product line, which launches in September,” said George Kafkarkou, senior vice president of Home/Small Office for CA. “The CA/Yahoo! Toolbar will complement our new products and provide our customers with an enhanced online experience. We also look forward to continuing to provide Yahoo! Toolbar customers with strong anti-spyware protection to help ensure a safer online experience.”
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