SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that four McAfee® products received honors in eWeek Magazine's annual "Product Power of the Channel" survey. McAfee Total ProtectionTM for Small Business took first place in the Software as a Service category. McAfee SiteAdvisorTM, McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention, and McAfee IntruShield® each placed second in their respective categories for Channel Product of the Year.
"We, with our channel partners, are deeply committed to protecting what our customers value and enabling them to manage risk. We are also committed to delivering solutions that can be profitably marketed by our channel partners. The products highlighted in this survey deliver on both counts," said Robert Humphrey, Senior Vice President of Field Marketing at McAfee. "We are honored to receive this recognition by the participants in eWeek's channel product of the year survey,"
McAfee Total Protection for Small Business placed first in the Software as a Service category. With this solution, small businesses can streamline security with a service that continuously protects systems against emerging threats. It blocks viruses, spyware, hacker attacks, and identity thieves from desktops and servers. Customers appreciate how its management takes place through a central, web-based management console.
McAfee IntruShield the industry's first risk-aware network intrusion prevention solution tied for second out of 16 in the Security Appliances category. Channel partners value its unmatched protection against known, zero-day, and encrypted attacks, and its accuracy and high scalability.
McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention tied for second in the Security Server Software Products category. Host IPS protects assets with multiple proven methods, including a Windows system firewall and both signature and behavioral analysis. With automatic signature updates and zero-day protection, customers get advanced vulnerability-shielding capabilities needed to protect desktops and servers from any threat.
McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus placed second for Security Client Software, and far out-scored the products that placed directly behind it. SiteAdvisor Plus adds safety ratings to search results, email, and instant messages to actively shield PCs from interacting with dangerous sites.
To view the complete article, please see the "Product Power in the Channel" reviews at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2125694,00.asp
Solution providers were invited in late March and April 2007 via e-mail and online to fill out an online ballot rating 2006's products by category. Non-channel respondents' votes were identified and suppressed. This was to nullify attempts at ballot stuffing. Suspicious voting patterns were identified and their associated ballots also suppressed.
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