McAfee unveils 2005 range of consumer products in the UAE
McAfee, the market leader in computer security and privacy protection applications including anti-virus software, have unveiled a new range of application software in the UAE aimed at addressing the growing threat to computers and software integrity of millions of personal computers in the country. The new solutions including a range of firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam and anti hacking applications were launched at a press conference held on Thursday in Dubai, UAE.
The new solutions, McAfee VirusScan Home 9.0 McAfee VirusScan Professional 9.0, McAfee Personal Firewall Plus 6.0, McAfee Spamkiller 6.0, McAfee Privacy Service 7.0, McAfee Internet Security Suite 7.0 and McAfee QuickClean 5.0, are considered to be the most comprehensive defence tool available in the market to help in computer integrity and protection against security compromises.
Speaking at the press conference, Abdulrahman Gorashi, General Manager SMB & Consumer, Middle East & Pakistan, McAfee said, “The UAE is leading the region in terms of IT penetration as more users have made computers a central element in their professional and private lives. Correspondingly risks to data integrity and computer security have widened which if left unchecked can severely affect end-user productivity. The new solutions from McAfee have been developed to deliver effective solutions to identify and combat almost any conceivable type of attacks on personal computers.”
Gorashi also announced the appointment of Logicom, a leading regional IT distribution company, as sole distributors for McAfee’s consumer products in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. Logicom will handle the complete range of OEM & FPP McAfee Products. The company will also conduct training sessions addressing all segments of the market to develop awareness for the latest McAfee products and technology in the reseller community.
Commenting on the partnership with McAfee, Omiros Pissarides, General Manager, Logicom, Dubai said “Our key objective is to maintain the quality and credibility with which we serve our resellers across the Middle East market. Our agreement with McAfee puts Logicom in a unique position to present our partners with a complete product offering, while enabling us to engage in the dynamic, fast growing field of computer security and privacy protection.”
Logicom, which is listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange since January 2000, currently has offices and warehouse facilities in Cyprus, Lebanon, Greece, U.A.E, Jordan, and Kuwait.
At the press conference, Gorashi introduced the latest line up of McAfee products to the UAE market, starting with McAfee VirusScan Home 9.0 that offers some of the most refined virus scan processes in the market. With an enhanced user interface, VirusScan Home 9.0, offers full integration with the Anti Virus engine resulting in faster scanning and less chance of system degradation. The VirusScan Home 9.0, new features include; detection of web diallers; improved scheduled scan features that now detect both viruses and spyware; automatic updates scan for spyware signature files and detection of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) as well as inbound and outbound email and Instant Message (IM) scanning for the most popular email clients, including Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Mail, Eudora among others. The McAfee VirusScan Professional 9.0 is an advanced version of VirusScan and offers a two-user licence in addition to bundling McAfee SpamKiller 6.0 and McAfee Shredder.