SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that it has received a Checkmark Premium Anti-Spam Certification for accurately detecting 98 percent of spam in independent testing performed by West Coast Labs. The Checkmark certification is the latest in a series of recognitions McAfee's anti-spam technology has received in the past three years.
According to McAfee Avert Labs, approximately 87 percent of all Internet e-mail is spam. Efforts to fight spam drain a company's productivity and put a strain on its resources. McAfee offers comprehensive, accurate e-mail and Web security solutions that protect networks and employees from spam, phishing, and other threats.
"Overall, McAfee Secure Internet Gateway 3000 is an efficient, powerful anti-spam solution that offers a high degree of customization," said Chris Thomas of West Coast Labs. "It provides informative and relevant statistical information, and has the ability to generate comprehensive reports in multiple formats, giving an abundance of information."
"Spam is no longer just a nuisance, and the ability to block it is critical for IT security," said Vimal Solanki, senior director of product marketing, McAfee, Inc. "Spam has become a new way for criminals to solicit individual and company information, and a way to plant Trojans and other malware onto user computers. To fight cybercrime, companies must tackle the spam problem. We're honored to be recognized by West Coast Labs with their highest level of anti-spam certification."
McAfee anti-spam products are virtually automatic, providing high spam block rates out of the box. Detection rules are updated around the clock based on the latest threat research. McAfee's award-winning anti-spam technology is available in multiple McAfee products in both appliance and software form factors, including the following:
West Coast Labs' report describing McAfee's anti-spam results is available at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/local_content/white_papers/checkmark_as_cert.pdf
West Coast Labs is an independent organization, which tests and validates the functionality and performance of information security products. West Coast Labs has also developed the Checkmark certification system into one of the world's foremost certification programs-an integrated system of standards that are recognized around the world as reliable indicators of performance levels. http://www.westcoastlabs.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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