SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that the McAfee® Avert® Labs blog has been named a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 22nd Annual CODiE Awards. Winners will be named on April 17 at the gala event, which will take place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
The Codie Awards recognize 72 categories of outstanding products and services through a unique combination of journalist and peer review. This year's 367 finalists represent technology and business excellence, passion, and success and were chosen from more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies breaking the record set in the 2006 awards. Over 219 individuals in the trade press, consulting, educators, IT specialists and other neutral specialists were involved in reviewing the entries.
"The 2007 CODiE finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the contest," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "Competition is fiercer than ever and that makes selection as a CODiE finalist a major achievement. All the companies on this year's list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."
"We're delighted that the McAfee Avert Labs Blog has been named as a 2007 CODiE Awards finalist based on its superior content," said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs and product development. "We designed the blog to offer cutting-edge security research as it happens, so we're pleased that peers and journalists find it a valuable resource to monitor security industry trends and emerging topics."
McAfee Avert Labs maintains one of the top-ranked security threat and research organizations in the world, employing researchers in 17 cities and 12 countries around the world. McAfee Avert Labs combines world-class malicious code and anti-virus research with intrusion prevention and vulnerability research expertise.
Please visit the McAfee Avert Labs Security Blog at http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.
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