RSA Conference, SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that McAfee® SiteAdvisorTM, the world's first safe search and surf technology, has been acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Commerce with its "Recognition of Excellence in Innovation" honor. The announcement was made today by the Honorable Robert Cresanti, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, for the software tool's innovative approach to making the Internet a safer place to search and surf for consumers.
"The U.S. Department of Commerce is very pleased to present this certificate to McAfee SiteAdvisor," said Robert Cresanti, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology. "This free tool provides millions of consumers with proactive online protection to combat Internet-based threats like identity theft, phishing scams, browser exploits, and other dangerous and fraudulent activity. We applaud McAfee SiteAdvisor for making the Web experience safer."
Cresanti also serves as Chief Privacy Officer for the Department of Commerce, and is very involved in talking to industry, consumers and other government officials about steps each can take to increase online data protection.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, an organization that plays a leading role in highlighting technology solutions for cyber-security and critical infrastructure protection," said Bill Kerrigan, Executive Vice President, McAfee Consumer. "In our common battle against cybercrime, identity theft, fraud and threats to our nation's critical infrastructure, innovative technology will be at the forefront of our solutions. As industry, government and other stakeholders come together to combat these threats, we are proud of our contribution towards helping enable our citizens to protect themselves online."
McAfee SiteAdvisor's innovative safe search technology protects Internet users from adware, spam, viruses, phishing and other online scams. SiteAdvisor also helps to reduce the spread of botnets by directing consumers away from exploit sites that can turn their computers into bots. SiteAdvisor's software adds intuitive red, yellow, or green ratings to sites and search results based on proprietary tests of more than 95 percent of the trafficked Web. McAfee SiteAdvisor has already been downloaded more than 20 million times and is available free of charge at www.mcafee.com.
McAfee Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com.
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