Network Associates Announces Support For The AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Family
Network Associates Offers the First and Only Anti-Virus Desktop Solution to Provide Native Support for AMD Athlon™ 64 Processors
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --
Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced native support for the AMD64 platform in McAfee® VirusScanâ Enterprise, making Network Associates the first security company to offer anti-virus desktop and fileserver system protection for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based computers. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is Network Associates flagship anti-virus software security product for enterprise system protection against viruses, worms and Trojans.
The AMD64 architecture is the only Windows-compatible 64-bit technology that operates on all x86-based platforms, from notebooks to the most powerful servers. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise offers robust anti-virus system protection, which combined with the AMD64 architecture, provides enterprises world-class McAfee anti-virus technology and performance on today’s pervasive 32-bit applications and tomorrow’s 64-bit PC. With McAfee VirusScan enterprise, administrators can upgrade to 64-bit technology at their own pace, with the assurance that their McAfee anti-virus protection will still offer the same level of protection against malicious threats, such as the recent Sobig.f and Lovsan worms.
“AMD is pleased that Network Associates has optimized McAfee VirusScan Enterprise to include full native support for AMD Athlon 64 processors,” said Tim Wright, director of desktop marketing for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “The AMD64 platform offers such flexible support that users who want to run 32-and 64-bit software concurrently can multi-task with both and enjoy leading-edge performance on existing software.”
“The computing experience is changing and has become more interactive with better graphics and more digital media, which has created a natural evolution towards 64-bit systems and software,” said Robin Matlock, vice president of product marketing for Network Associates McAfee System Protection Solutions Group. “With support for AMD Athlon 64 processors, enterprises that employ users, such as software designers or power users, can be assured that their file servers and desktops are protected by the by most robust anti-virus system protection available.”
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise support for AMD Athlon 64 processors will be available October 15 from Network Associates. For more information on availability and pricing, please visit http://www.mcafeesecutiy.com
or call 888-VIRUS-NO.
McAfee anti-virus security products are a part of Network Associates McAfee Systems Protection Solutions family of products, and protect from security breaches, virus attacks and blended threats by providing comprehensive intrusion prevention and network protection. In addition to industry leading anti-virus, encryption, desktop firewall, intrusion detection, viral vulnerability assessment and online managed services, all McAfee security products are backed by the a world-leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT™ (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team). McAfee AVERT is the team responsible for providing cures for major outbreaks like Lovsan, Slammer, LoveLetter, CodeRed and Nimda. For more information, McAfee experts can be reached at 888-VIRUS-NO, and on the Internet at http://www.mcafeesecurity.com
About Network Associates
With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET) creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the next generation of blended attacks and threats. Offering two families of products, McAfee® System Protection Solutions, securing desktops and servers, and McAfee Network Protection Solutions, ensuring the protection and performance of the corporate network, Network Associates offers computer security to large enterprises, governments, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers. These two product portfolios incorporate Network Associates leading McAfee, Sniffer® and Magic Solutions® product lines. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 972-963-8000 or on the Internet at http://www.networkassociates.com
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