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PRNewswire: New Solution Provides McAfee Anti-Virus Protection for Solaris and Linux

Feb 22, 2000, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA) business, today announced the industry's first solution to enable third party developers and service providers to easily embed the market-leading McAfee VirusScan engine into either Sun Solaris-based or Linux-based e-business applications, Internet appliances and managed service offerings. The new McAfee VIPER (Virus Interface for Protective Early Response) for Solaris and Linux are software development toolkits that create high-performance anti-virus solutions for demanding e-business applications, such as scanning Internet e-mail traffic, and Web server downloads for viruses and malicious code including the "Zombie" code which caused recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. According to research firm Computer Economics, virus outbreaks cost e-businesses and end users more than $12.1 billion worldwide in 1999 alone. In addition, the Yankee Group estimates that the recent DDoS attacks on major e-commerce sites caused approximately $1.2 billion in losses...."

"With the introduction of the McAfee VIPER for Solaris and Linux toolkits, McAfee continues its product leadership in making anti-virus protection part of the Internet infrastructure. McAfee is the first and only anti-virus provider to allow Solaris and Linux solution providers and third-party and corporate developers to increase the security of their e-business offerings by embedding the industry's leading virus protection directly into their applications, appliances and managed service offerings."

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