MSN and Network Associates Team Up to Help Secure Broadband

The MSN® network of Internet services, the world's No. 1 online destination, and Network Associates Inc. (NYSE:NET), the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, announced a worldwide relationship today that McAfee® Security's anti-virus and personal firewall services will be available with the soon-to-be released MSN® Premium subscription service for broadband users in the United States. To help protect users against online security threats such as viruses and hacker attacks, MSN Premium subscribers will receive McAfee VirusScan® and McAfee Personal Firewall Plus desktop-protection products as part of their subscription service. In addition, MSN Plus and MSN Dial-up subscribers will be able to access trial versions of the services and purchase them through the MSN site for a discounted price.

"By delivering the best anti-virus and firewall capabilities available from the industry leader, MSN Premium will offer people comprehensive safety solutions at a tremendous value," said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of MSN at Microsoft Corp. "Combined with other safety services such as strong parental controls, a flexible Pop-Up Guard for managing pop-up information and excellent junk e-mail filters, MSN Premium will offer customers outstanding protection from online threats."

Online safety is online consumers' No. 1 concern today, and security services are the feature they are most willing to pay for to help protect their PC and related information.* Broadband users, in particular, face additional online security risks because of their always-on connection.

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News source: MS Presspass

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