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McAfee, Inc. NYSE: MFE is an antivirus and computer security company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It markets McAfee VirusScan and related security products and services, including the IntruShield, Entercept, and Foundstone brands. Image File history File links McAfee. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world (by dollar volume) and second largest by number of listings. ... Anti-virus software consists of computer programs that attempt to identify, thwart and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software (malware). ... Computer security is a field of computer science concerned with the control of risks related to computer use. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... McAfee, Inc. ...


The company was founded in 1987 as McAfee Associates, named for its founder John McAfee. Network Associates was formed in 1997 as a merger of McAfee Associates and Network General. In the year 2004, a major restructuring occurred. In the spring, the company sold the Magic Solutions business to Remedy, a subsidiary of BMC Software. In the summer of 2004, the company sold the Sniffer Technologies business to Network General. Also, the company changed its name to McAfee to reflect its focus on security-related technologies. John McAfee (born September, 1946) is a software engineer and founder of McAfee. ... The original packet sniffer was developed by Network General Corporation in the 1986. ... Restructuring is the corporate management term for the act of partially dismantling and reorganizing a company for the purpose of making it more efficient and therefore more profitable. ... A remedy is the solution or amelioration of a problem or difficulty. ... BMC Software, Inc. ...


Among other companies bought and sold by McAfee (ne Network Associates) is Trusted Information Systems, which developed the Firewall Toolkit, which was the open source foundation for the commercial Gauntlet Firewall, which was later sold by McAfee to Secure Computing Corporation. Oddly, Network Associates, as a result of brief ownership of TIS Labs/NAI Labs/Network Associates Laboratories/McAfee Research, was highly influential in the world of Open Source software, as that organization produced portions of the Linux, FreeBSD, and Darwin operating systems, developed portions of the BIND name server software, as well as SNMP version 3. Trusted Information Systems (TIS) was a computer security research and development organization during the 1980s and 1990s, performing computer security research for organizations such as NSA, DARPA, ARL, AFRL, SPAWAR, and others. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Tux is the official Linux mascot. ... FreeBSD is a Unix-like free software operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through 386BSD and 4. ... Hexley, the mascot of Darwin Darwin is a free, open source, Unix-like operating system first released by Apple Computer in 2000. ... Look up Bind in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Bind can mean: BIND - the Berkeley Internet Name Domain, a DNS server Bookbinding Bondage This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) forms part of the internet protocol suite as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force. ...


In the news

In January 2006, McAfee agreed to pay a fine of $50M to the SEC for a practice known as channel stuffing that served to inflate their revenue to their investors. SEC is a TLA which can refer to: In general context, an abbreviation for second. ... Channel stuffing is the business practice where a company or a sales force within a company inflates its sales figures by forcing more products through a distribution channel than the channel is capable of selling to the world at large. ...


See also

McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California, United States that is used for football and baseball games. ...

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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: McAfee (134 words)
McAfee, Inc. is an antivirus and computer security company headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
The company was founded in 1987 as McAfee Associates, named for its founder John McAfee.
Network Associates was formed in 1997 as a merger of McAfee Associates and Network General.
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