Ford Motor Drives Away Viruses With McAfee

McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. business, announced that Ford Motor Company will deploy the McAfee GroupShield product to protect more than 150,000 corporate users worldwide.

McAfee Protects More Than 150,000 Ford Employees with Internet-based E-Mail Anti-Virus

McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. business, announced that Ford Motor Company will deploy the McAfee GroupShield product to protect more than 150,000 corporate users worldwide. Ford Motor Company leverages the Internet for communications and business-to-business transactions, affirming its need for comprehensive virus protection of e-mail communication.

According to independent research organization Computer Economics, the total worldwide damage done by computer virus attacks in 1999 was US$12.1 billion. Ford Motor Company will protect its IT infrastructure and e-mail communication from the latest Internet viruses by implementing the McAfee GroupShield product. The GroupShield product is a key feature of the McAfee Active Virus Defense suite that protects the groupware environment from viruses and malicious code that might spread through e-mail communication.

Ford Motor Company also benefits from the world-class virus researchers who make up McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team). McAfee AVERT is a 24x7 global research organization that works closely with customers and the anti-virus community to provide up-to-date diagnostics, cures and protection from new viruses.

About McAfee

McAfee provides comprehensive solutions to protect e-businesses from attacks by malicious Internet applets and viruses. McAfee Active Virus Defense (AVD) suite is a multi-tier virus security solution that includes WebShield Internet gateway protection, GroupShield email server protection, NetShield software for file servers, VirusScan software for desktop users, VirusScan Thin Client (TC) software for mobile workers and the VirusScan Wireless solution for handheld devices. McAfee also provides scalable tools to manage virus security policy, updates and reporting over the Internet, with ePolicy Orchestrator and Enterprise SecureCast technology.

About Network Associates, Inc.

With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. supplies security and availability solutions for e-business. Network Associates' five business units -- PGP Security, Sniffer Technologies, Magic Solutions, McAfee, and myCIO.com -- all produce solutions leveraging core technologies to provide the security and availability needed for e-business. Network Associates is also a majority owner of McAfee.com, a business paid subscriber application service provider.