McAfee Receives Accolades from Channel Community

Earns Channel Champ Designation for Network Security and Listed as a Channel Chief

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14 - McAfee announced it has earned a number of channel-focused awards and industry recognition from Everything Channel, including a sub-category win for technical criteria in the Network Security Software category of the 2011 CRN Channel Champions survey.

The McAfee Network Security technologies – Next Generation Firewall, Network Intrusion Prevention Solutions, and Web Security provide industry-leading attack prevention and advanced policy enforcement capabilities. These network security solutions provide customers with real-time threat awareness through McAfee Global Threat Intelligence™, for unmatched protection from the most advanced threats. Integration with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® software gives security administrators comprehensive security awareness and management control.

“We are committed to channel partner success and are excited to receive this recognition,” said Rees Johnson, senior vice president of network security at McAfee. “Our continued focus is to deliver industry-leading network security technologies, drive greater profitability, and provide the highest-quality enablement programs and support tools to our partners. Together, we ensure that our mutual customers receive the most advanced, secure solutions to support their business.”

McAfee was also listed in CRN’s 2011 Need to Know Security Vendors. Furthermore, three of the company’s executives have been named as 2011 CRN Channel Chiefs: Alex Thurber, senior vice president of worldwide channel operations, Fernando Quintero, vice president of channel sales and operations for the Americas, and Pedro Abreu, vice president of go to market strategy and channel programs. The CRN Channel Chiefs are influential executives who consistently defend, promote, and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall solution provider perceptions of nearly 100 vendors in 26 categories. The survey, now in its 21st year, is one of the largest and broadest solution-provider satisfaction market studies. The result is a premier resource used by VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs.

Channel Champions award winners and related study will be published in the April 25 issue of CRN and online at

About McAfee
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe.

NOTE: McAfee, ePolicy Orchestrator, and McAfee Global Threat Intelligence are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names may be claimed as the property of others.

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