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McAfee, Inc. Named Most Valued Security Vendor by IT Executives

CIO Insight Study Ranks McAfee the Leader in the Security Vendor Category With the Most Improved Score Since 2003

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc. , the leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today announced that CIO Insight, a Ziff Davis publication for IT executives, ranked the company fourth overall in its Vendor Value Research Study alongside Red Hat, Apple, Cisco and Dell. The study also named McAfee(R) the leader in the security vendor category with the most-improved score since 2003 in that category.

The CIO Insight Research Study surveyed top IT executives and CIOs to measure their perception of the business value of their vendors' product and service offerings.

"It is a great validation to be continually recognized by our customers and partners for our commitment to their success through innovative and reliable security solutions as well as industry best customer service," said Parveen Jain, executive vice president, McAfee Corporate Strategy, McAfee, Inc.

The study surveyed nearly 900 U.S.-based IT executives who were asked to rate vendors as "excellent," "good," "fair" or "poor" across seven key criteria. McAfee ranked in the top five across all seven criteria, including meeting expectations for ROI, increasing revenues, lowering costs, solving business problems and meeting quality expectations. McAfee was also one of a handful of companies with a customer loyalty rating of higher than 90 percent.

"McAfee made great strides both in the security category and the overall survey, rating higher than its competitors," said Ellen Pearlman, Editor in Chief, CIO Insight. "The company was consistently well rated across all of our criteria categories by the IT executives who responded to the survey."

The third annual CIO Insight Research Study on Vendor Value was designed by CIO Insight editors and Equation Research, LLC.

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California and the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security.

http://www.mcafee.com/ About CIO Insight

CIO Insight, a Ziff Davis Media publication, is a strategic business journal for today's senior IT decision-makers. Its mission: to provide IT executives with cutting-edge strategies, management techniques and technology perspectives. Each month, CIO Insight provides an IT business source that senior-level technology executives can depend on for strategic business thinking and proprietary research. Writers are either proven experts in their fields or journalists who are well-versed in technology and management issues. As a result of this elevated editorial approach, CIO Insight reaches a predictive group of CIOs, CTOs and vice presidents of IT/IS/MIS. CIO Insight's subscribers include only IT executives who are charged with setting their company's IT business goals, direction, strategy and budget.

NOTE: McAfee is a registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners.

McAfee, Inc.

CONTACT: Tracy Ross of McAfee, Inc., +1-408-346-5965, or
[email protected]; or Michael Azzano of Red Consultancy, +1-415-596-1978,
or [email protected], for McAfee, Inc.

Web site: http://www.mcafee.com/

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