McAfee Endpoint Security Recognized for Superior Protection

McAfee Endpoint Offerings for Consumers and Enterprises Achieve High Marks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 19 December, 2011 - McAfee announced that its consumer and enterprise endpoint protection offerings have received strong recognition in a series of recent industry evaluations. First, both McAfee Total Protection 2012 and McAfee Endpoint Protection 8.8 received the "AV-TEST Approved Endpoint Protection Product" certificate. Second, McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 achieved top rankings by AV Comparatives. Finally, ICSA Labs reported that McAfee has had far more products certified each month this year than any other security vendor.

Overview of Results:

  • McAfee Endpoint Protection 8.8 received the "AV-TEST Approved Endpoint Protection Product" certificate. This is one of the broadest and most detailed lab tests, which consists of a very comprehensive test of detection, performance, and usability. McAfee scored 5 of 6 for protection and 4.5 of 6 for usability. View report

  • McAfee Total Protection 2012 received the "AV-TEST Approved Endpoint Protection Product" certificate and scored 4.5 of 6 for both protection and usability. Additionally McAfee achieved 100% detection of widespread/prevalent malware and zero false blockings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software. View report

  • McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 demonstrated the fourth best detection rate and the fourth best scanning speed of the 15 products tested by AV Comparatives. In addition McAfee was the only product tested that showed zero false positives. The AV Comparatives test was based upon a malware sample collected by the testing lab as of August 2011 and current versions of all tested products. View report

  • ICSA Labs, an independent software quality-testing firm that tests nearly all of the leading security products reported that McAfee has had far more products certified each month this year than any other security vendor. What this clearly shows is both the breadth of McAfee’s product line and the overall quality of those products. View report

“McAfee is committed to providing best in class protection for our customers ranging from consumers to the largest enterprises,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs. “We are pleased to receive such praise from these well-known industry testing institutions. This a testament to the hard work and dedication of the McAfee team to continue to pursue the highest level of protection for our customers.”

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