ATLANTA, and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced a partnership with Cox Communications, the third-largest U.S. cable provider, to deliver the Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee® to all Cox High Speed Internet customers.
"We recognize that safe and secure high-speed Internet access is critical to our customers, and we pride ourselves on offering powerful PC and online protection from viruses, hackers and spyware at no extra cost," said Ray Starbird, director of product development for Cox. "Our new security offering powered by McAfee will enable consumers to do everything from surfing the Web to shopping online with much greater peace of mind."
Under the terms of the agreement, the new Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee will launch in early 2008, and will help protect consumers from a wide variety of computer and Internet threats with McAfee VirusScan® Plus, McAfee Privacy Service and McAfee SiteAdvisor™.
McAfee VirusScan Plus, Privacy Service, and SiteAdvisor automatically deliver new features, enhancements, upgrades, and patches transparently and automatically for as long as the consumer maintains an active subscription.
"Cox Communications is not only a leader in their field, they have demonstrated a strong commitment to customer education," said Todd Gebhart, senior vice president and general manager, McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. "The recently released National Cyber Security Alliance online security study showed more than 90 percent of consumers think they are protected against online threats, while less than half actually have sufficient protection. Our partnership with Cox will expand security education, while protecting their customers to help them enjoy the Internet the way it was designed to be used."
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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Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services in affiliation with Sprint. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large- sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com, http://www.coxbusiness.com, and http://www.coxmedia.com.
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