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McAfee, Inc. Announces Expanding Capabilities for Firewall Enterprise


Industry Best Practice Program to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Value

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that it will be expanding the existing application protection in its McAfee Firewall Enterprise appliance product line. With this expansion, the product will give security administrators visibility, recognition and policy enforcement of over thousands of applications that are invisible to conventional firewall technology.

Today’s Web 2.0 applications leave organizations exposed to a whole host of risks, as well as policy and compliance issues related to application detection and control. With the enhancements, McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise offering will be able to identify and control a broad range of Web applications. Additionally, application intelligence from McAfee Labs will provide administrators with a unique understanding of the risk associated with those applications.

Combined with application identification and planned for Spring 2010 availability, the user awareness capabilities of the McAfee Firewall Enterprise solution will provide market-leading network protection that can be easily mapped to corporate security policies. Based on McAfee’s pioneering user-based activity monitoring and visualization technology, McAfee is able to tightly correlate the user and application information offering a level of clarity not possible with other network security products.

“Adding these new capabilities, backed by the researchers at McAfee Avert, sets us apart from the competition,” said Dan Ryan, executive vice president and general manager of the Network Security business unit at McAfee. “McAfee Firewall Enterprise already provides comprehensive application threat and malware blocking, as well as industry-leading URL filtering and TrustedSource reputation-based blocking capabilities. Now, we’re raising the bar to give customers an unprecedented level of application protection.”

McAfee Joint Development and Beta Program

McAfee continues to work closely with customers in various stages of development as part of the Joint Development and Beta program, ensuring that McAfee’s product reflects customer needs. This unique beta program ensures that all phases of product development keep the focus on customer requirements by assessing continuous feedback and requesting involvement from customers.

“McAfee is delivering new innovations for network security technologies at a rapid rate and our engagement with end-users as key contributors in the development and validation cycle ensures that we are solving the most important customer problems.” said Ryan. “The evolving threat landscape is real, and customers want a real solution. McAfee’s Joint Development and Beta program is an industry best practice that improves customer satisfaction and value.”

Customers interested in participating in the JDP program should contact their local McAfee representatives.

Forward-Looking Statements:

The information contained in this document is for informational purposes only and should not be deemed an offer by McAfee or create an obligation on McAfee. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” under the federal securities laws, including but not limited to, statements relating to the security software industry and McAfee’s strategies, competitive market position, and products and technologies including the release date of new products and technologies and statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause our results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those expressed, including that McAfee may experience delays in product development or the release of previously announced products. McAfee reserves the right to discontinue products at any time, add or subtract features or functionality, or modify its products, at its sole discretion, without notice and without incurring further obligations. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are also subject to the risks and uncertainties more fully described in McAfee’s filings with the SEC. McAfee does not undertake to update any forward looking statements.

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world’s toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.


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