McAfee Leads in Protection Against Advanced Threats

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McAfee Endpoint Protection Posts High Scores in NSS Labs` Evasion and Exploit
Detection Tests
SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
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." 

Resources:

To download a copy of the reports
visithttp://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

Note: McAfee is a trademark or registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. in the
United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the
property of others.

McAfee
Erica Coleman, 408-346-5624
erica_coleman@mcafee.com
or
Zeno Group
Greg Wood, 650-801-7958
greg.wood@zenogroup.com



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