McAfee Launches Anti-Spyware Solution

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 18, 2005

McAfee, Inc. a provider of intrusion prevention solutions has announced the availability of McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise, which uses on-access scanning to identify and safely eliminate potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as spyware, adware, dialers, keyloggers, cookies and remote-control programs.

McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise can be controlled and monitored with centralized management tools designed specifically for small-to-medium businesses or large distributed enterprises.

This gives IT and security administrators the visibility and control they need to configure their system security policy, evaluate their security status and customize reports to fit their specific needs

It utilizes on-access scanning to identify, block, and safely eliminate potentially unwanted programs, before they can be installed on a users computer system-including hard drives, memory, Windows Registry and other areas where programs can leave remnants.

The solution also offers traditional on-demand scanning using an extensive database of potentially unwanted programs, including cookies, for immediate detection and removal

McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise integrates with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 7.1 and 8.0i, adding an essential layer of protection for small to large businesses.

“In 2003, Gartner warned clients that spyware would be the next wave of costly attacks against PCs and spyware did hit in a big way in 2004,” said John Pescatore, analyst with Garter, Inc.

“Many of our clients report that spyware is the cause of 30% of their helpdesk calls and often requires in-person IT support to remove the spyware or re-image the PC. Gartner believes that spyware prevention must be integrated with anti-virus and personal firewall protections to be effective in the long run,” added Pescatore.

McAfee Anti-spyware Enterprise will be generally available worldwide from March 2, 2005 from McAfee, Inc. and its channel partners.

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