McAfee Earns the VBSpam Platinum and VBSpam Gold Certification
SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 02, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that the McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance and the McAfee Email Gateway (formerly IronMail) have once again received strong independent endorsement for its market-leading functionality and performance. The McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance earned the VBSpam Platinum Certification, and the McAfee Email Gateway took VBSpam Gold, in an independent Internet gateway security product comparison between eight other competitive products. The full review can be accessed here.
The test measures the spam catch rate and the false positive rate averages for each product. The VBSpam Platinum rating is reserved for products with a total spam catch rate that is twice as high and a false positive rate twice as low as the average in the test. The McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance was the only product to receive a Platinum rating in this test. The VBSpam Gold rating is reserved for products with a total spam catch rate at least as high and a false positive rate at least as low as the average in the test. McAfee Email Gateway received a Gold rating in this test with the highest spam catch rate of all products tested.
Martijn Grooten, author of the September 2009 Virus Bulletin Anti-spam comparative review stated, “Not only did the product have one of the highest spam catch rates, it combined that with the lowest false positive rate of all products. As a result of this stellar performance, the Email and Web Security Appliance earns a VBSpam Platinum award, the only one of its kind in this test. In addition, the McAfee Email Gateway had the highest spam catch rate of any other product in the test.”
McAfee Provides the Highest Level of Protection
According to McAfee Labs, malware growth has almost tripled in the first half of 2009, compared with the same period last year.
“This test validates the market-leading effectiveness of McAfee’s anti-spam technology,” said Greg Hampton, vice president of product management. “With McAfee’s email and Web security solutions, our customers do not have to choose between high spam catch rates or low false positives, they get both. McAfee's dedication to efficient and thorough security ensures that users are shielded from spam and email-based threats while legitimate emails are identified and delivered.”
The McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance is designed to protect small to medium sized businesses from spam, viruses, spyware, malicious Web sites and inappropriate Web surfing. The McAfee Email Gateway delivers total email protection for enterprises over 1000 users, integrating comprehensive inbound threat protection with the most comprehensive on-box email data loss prevention in the industry.
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