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McAfee Positioned in the Leader Quadrant of Leading Analyst's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Antivirus

  • 09 March, 2005 08:00

<p>McAfee Evaluated on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in Prestigious Magic Quadrant Report</p>
<p>SYDNEY, March 9, 2005 – McAfee, Inc., the pioneer and worldwide leader of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the leader quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Antivirus, January 2005: Vendors Must Address New Malicious Code Threats,” by Arabella Hallawell, February 22, 2005. This influential report evaluated six vendors on a set type of criteria, which includes completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to Gartner, vendors listed in the leader quadrant are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.</p>
<p>According to the report, traditional signature based anti-virus products are no longer sufficient for companies to adequately protect themselves against malicious code attacks. The functionality found in personal firewall and desktop intrusion-prevention products, and even in anti-spyware products, are increasingly necessary.</p>
<p>“We are proud of Gartner's positioning of McAfee's capabilities in the enterprise Anti-Virus leader quadrant,” said Gene Hodges, president of McAfee, Inc. “The market has clearly moved on from traditional, signature based anti-virus, and we believe this recognition demonstrates McAfee’s continued technology innovation, leadership and commitment to offer comprehensive system security solutions that meet our customer’s most stringent business requirements.”</p>
<p>The Gartner Magic Quadrant analyses each vendor according to its strategic direction, anti-virus capabilities, customer service and support, brand awareness and execution and leadership. The Quadrant includes vendors that have the capability to support large, global companies and the ability to support several tiers of platforms, such as desktops, fileservers, internal email servers and SMTP.</p>
<p>McAfee offers comprehensive, multi-tiered anti-virus protection for desktops, file servers, email servers and Internet gateways to remote and wireless devices. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i integrates next-generation anti-virus technology with elements of intrusion prevention and firewall technology into a single system security solution for PCs and servers. McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise integrates seamlessly with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, adding an essential layer of protection from the rampant problem of spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. The solution is easily deployed and centrally managed under a single console with the highly scalable McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO™) for the enterprise, and McAfee ProtectionPilot designed specifically for small-to-medium businesses.</p>
<p>About the Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 22, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About McAfee, Inc.</p>
<p>McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., a worldwide leader in Intrusion Prevention and Risk Management solutions, delivers proven security products and services to help customers effectively balance the competing priorities between business needs and security requirements. McAfee applies profound security expertise toward helping companies, government agencies and consumers block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve the security of their systems and networks. For more information, McAfee, Inc. can be reached at + 61 2 972-963-8000 or www.mcafee.com.</p>
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<p>NOTE: McAfee, ePolicy Orchestrator, ePO and VirusScan are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. The colour red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. © 2005 McAfee, Inc. All Rights Reserved.</p>
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