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McAfee Leads in Protection Against Advanced Threats

RSA CONFERENCE - McAfee today announced that it has received high marks from NSS Labs in two recently published corporate endpoint protection reports. McAfee’s core endpoint anti-malware products (McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention and McAfee Site Advisor Enterprise) achieved the highest block rate and an overall score of 97 percent of all threats being blocked in the exploit protection test of the NSS Labs Corporate End Point Security Detection report. Additionally, in the NSS Labs Corporate End Point Security Evasion test, McAfee’s endpoint suite blocked 100 percent of the five tested (and commonly used) evasion techniques.

“McAfee is committed to providing the highest quality products to help keep our enterprise customers protected from emerging threats,” said Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of Endpoint Security at McAfee. “The NSS Labs test results demonstrate the need for multiple levels of protection on the endpoint and validate McAfee’s Security Connected approach. McAfee is uniquely positioned to deliver comprehensive protection across the endpoint with industry leading solutions which have been rigorously tested and proven best in class.”

NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct some of the most comprehensive third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes. Most third party tests measure straight detection of known files. The NSS Exploits test is one of the few that goes beyond this to judge a product’s day zero protection.

According the NSS Labs report, “The ability to block exploits is one of the most significant tasks required of EPP products. When a new vulnerability is exploited, not only can malware, known or unknown, be silently installed, criminals can manually take over the exploited computer thereby evading signatures and heuristics designed to detect malicious code. If an EPP can block an exploit it has effectively blocked any and all malware that the exploit may attempt to execute or install. The ability to catch the payload an exploit delivers has value but provides far less protection than blocking the exploit itself.”

McAfee Endpoint Protection provides continuous, updated, and powerful security against the entire spectrum of threats, from zero-day exploits to hacker attacks. As a core component of the McAfee Security Connected platform, it provides complete protection for all endpoints, including the latest mobile devices and virtualized environments, ensuring secure, seamless access to business applications and corporate data.

“One of the most critical evolutionary developments of endpoint protection products involves taking the leap past signature and heuristic malware detection,” said Randy Abrams, Research Director at NSS Labs. “The ability to detect and block exploits is paramount in delivering protection from the onslaught of attacks against vulnerabilities in operating systems, browsers, and applications such as Java. Endpoint protection products that cannot fight exploits are inadequately equipped for survival today.”

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To download a copy of the reports visit http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-nss-labs-corporate-exploit-evasion-defenses.pdf and http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-nss-labs-corporate-exploit-protection.pdf

More information on McAfee Endpoint Security solutions can be found at http://www.mcafee.com/us/products/endpoint-protection/index.aspx.

About NSS Labs, Inc.

NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading information security research and advisory company. We deliver a unique mix of test-based research and expert analysis to provide our clients with the information they need to make good security decisions. CIOs, CISOs, and information security professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises rely on NSS Labs’ insight, every day. Founded in 1991, the company is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com

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