McAfee Launches Easy PCI Plan

McAfee announced the Easy PCI Plan, designed to help companies achieve compliance with the PCI DSS in advance of government deadlines

August 27, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- McAfee, Inc.(NYSE: MFE) today announced the Easy PCI Plan, designed to help companies achieve compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS) in advance of government deadlines and the season's biggest online shopping day -- Black Friday. The New McAfee(R) Easy PCI Plan specifies a powerful "triple play" of integrated protection and compliance solutions, along with certified PCI consulting and audit services provided by Foundstone Professional Services. The unique "triple play" offering includes products such as McAfee Total Protection(TM), McAfee Foundstone(R) and McAfee IntruShield. All three solutions map directly to PCI standard requirements, thereby helping companies pass critical PCI audits and achieve sustainable compliance. McAfee Foundstone Professional Services is a PCI-certified Qualified Security Assessor.

According to Gartner Group, PCI compliance standards are the result of high profile data breaches that cost companies an average of $300 per credit

card account. The standards have been in place for years, with companies falling into one of four categories based on the number of transactions they

process. As of September 30, Level 2 merchants must comply with twelve categories, covering requirements from process to policy to technology.

"As a CEO, I understand the pain that companies feel as they try to achieve PCI compliance," said Dave DeWalt, chief executive officer at McAfee. "McAfee understands the importance of passing audits and sustaining multiple

levels of security, and we understand the potential consequences of this looming deadline. The good news is that McAfee is well positioned to provide a full suite of protection and compliance tools that are designed to help companies not only pass PCI audits, but achieve sustained compliance as well."

McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE)

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