Nokia, McAfee deliver anti-virus appliance

Nokia and McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. business unit, announced the WebShield for Nokia Appliance, a joint offering designed to leverage the growing trend toward network appliance implementations and managed services.

Alliance delivers anti-virus appliance dedicated to stopping viruses at the network perimeter.

HELSINKI, Finland - Nokia and McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. business unit, today announced the WebShield for Nokia Appliance, a joint offering designed to leverage the growing trend toward network appliance implementations and managed services.

"E-mail has become the mission critical application, and thus, e-mail borne viruses have become one of the largest causes of business downtime," said Dan MacDonald, vice president and general manager, Nokia Internet Communications. "Customers are actively looking for innovative solutions to this business problem. By utilizing a dedicated anti-virus appliance organizations can improve network security while maintaining network performance."

The WebShield for Nokia Appliance integrates anti-virus software from McAfee and the IP400 Series Network Application Platform from Nokia.

This appliance reportedly simplifies and accelerates the extension of virus protection to the network edge through advantages in deployment, performance, management, and support capabilities over current hardware and software combinations.

The WebShield for Nokia Appliance will be globally available Q4 2000 through the Nokia sales channel, supported by Nokia's First Call, Final Resolution technical service and support.

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