McAfee has begun providing anti-spyware protection with its McAfee IntruShield network IPS (intrusion protection system).
McAfee’s spyware protection is available in a number of the company’s security products including McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition Module, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i, McAfee Secure Content Management solutions and McAfee Foundstone technologies.
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The security it offers is designed to block and eliminate spyware, adware, premium rate internet dialers, keyloggers, password crackers and remote-control programs.
"Businesses of all sizes are struggling with the security risks that many potentially unwanted programs can create - the decrease in employee productivity, increased demand for IT resources to resolve problems, and the overall impact these unwanted programs have in their computing environment," said Vincent Rossi, McAfee senior-vice president of product management and product marketing.
The initial set of McAfee IntruShield anti-spyware signatures will provide protection against a broad range of today's most prevalent and unwanted programs. It is also designed to recognise and prevent communication from the client portion of the spyware to back-end servers.
McAfee will offer ongoing anti-spyware protection for IntruShield by providing regular signature updates as more new threats are identified.