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McAfee helps SMEs with spyware

Antony Savvas

McAfee has revamped its Protectionpilot product to allow small and medium-sized enterprises to centrally manage their threat protection systems against adware and spyware.

McAfee Protectionpilot is part of the McAfee SMB Editions line of products which include McAfee Active VirusScan SMB Edition and McAfee Active Virus Defence SMB Edition.

As well as being used to manage the threats from viruses McAfee Protectionpilot now also supports McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise, to offer an easier management solution against adware and spyware.

Protectionpilot uses a simple graphical user interface as part of a management dashboard that is designed to provide straightforward commands in setting up and changing protection at SMEs.

"SMEs are generally less equipped to prepare and defend against malware and unwanted programs," said Steve Crutchfield, McAfee director of product marketing.

“Now we can offer a wider range of users the benefit of protecting their environments from the problem of potentially unwanted programs, such as adware and spyware," he said.

Analysts say companies are having to increasingly deal with “blended” e-mail borne threats, that may include Trojan viruses, adware, spyware that can include remote key-logging software, and links to phishing websites.

McAfee’s Protectionpilot has added support for such malware protection to address this market requirement.


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