NEOPLANET, MCAFEE DEBUT "INTERNET DESKTOP" IN U.S. RETAIL STORES
McAfee Web View powered by NeoPlanet ships with McAfee Office 2000 Pro combining fast, customizable, user-friendly Net navigation with advanced PC performance and security
PHOENIX, Ariz., SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 31, 1999 - NeoPlanet, Inc. the pioneer in customized Internet Desktops and McAfee Software, a division of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA), today announced McAfee Web View, a custom version of the NeoPlanet Internet Desktop, which will ship with McAfee Office 2000 Pro in retail stores throughout the U.S. The announcement marks the first retail distribution of the NeoPlanet Internet Desktop, a next-generation consumer Internet application that brings together content, communication and community in one powerful, personalized and user-friendly environment for the PC desktop.
"Consumers will find McAfee Web View a great compliment to the award-winning performance and security utilities from McAfee," says Drew Cohen, President and CEO, NeoPlanet, Inc. "The debut of the Internet Desktop in retail stores is an important step toward realizing our goal to offer NeoPlanet custom software as a key value-add to third-party brands, products and services."
The NeoPlanet Internet Desktop and McAfee Web View are also available free for downloading from the Internet at http://www.neoplanet.com and at http://www.mcafee.com respectively.
"NeoPlanet's Internet Desktop gives McAfee customers the next-generation in Internet navigation," stated Dale Cline, general manager of McAfee Software. "Our alliance with NeoPlanet bolsters our award-winning security and performance software with a new level of service for consumers who use the Internet."
With McAfee Web View powered by NeoPlanet, McAfee Office 2000 Pro offers an interface that allows users to navigate the Web in a way that is completely aligned with their unique needs, interests and personality. As a result, the user's Web experience is more targeted, efficient and fun.
McAfee Web View features include:
McAfee Office 2000 Pro, is an advanced integrated suite designed to provide all the tools users need to secure, protect, repair and optimize their PC. McAfee Office 2000 Pro extends the user interface introduced in McAfee Office 2000 and provides an unprecedented level of navigability, making it easy to access all the tools in the suite. McAfee Office 2000 Pro combines the advanced technology of PGP and Guard Dog with the components found in McAfee Office 2000, including VirusScan, McAfee Utilities, First Aid, UnInstaller, Oil Change, Y2K Survival Kit and McAfee Virtual Office. McAfee Office 2000 Pro is available in U.S. retail stores for an estimated street price of $69.
The technology in McAfee Office has won many industry awards including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice; PC Computing's Four Stars Award, Usability Hall of Fame, and A-List; Windows Sources Expert Choice Award; PC World's World Class Award and "Best of the Bunch"; as well as Windows Magazine's WinList. McAfee Software holds six patents for its desktop technology contained in McAfee Office, and currently has numerous patents pending.
About McAfee Software
The McAfee Software Division is a business unit of Network Associates, Inc. McAfee solutions are designed to secure, protect and optimize desktop computers into the new millennium. McAfee advanced desktop technologies include the premier anti-virus, encryption, and desktop optimization software. For more information about the McAfee Software Division, please visit its web site: http://www.mcafee.com
With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of enterprise network security and management software. Network Associates' NetTools Secure and NetTools Manager products offer best of breed, suite-based network security and management solutions. NetTools Secure and NetTools Manager suites combine to create NetTools software, which centralizes these point solutions within an easy-to-use, integrated systems management environment. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 408-988-3832 or on the Internet at: http://www.nai.com
NeoPlanet combines content, communications, and features, bringing the best of the Internet to the consumer's desktop. The company allows users to reflect their own "Internet Fashion" by customizing NeoPlanet's Internet Desktop through personalized "skins." NeoPlanet features a built in directory of user customizable Content Channels featuring Lycos' leading Internet content allowing users to personalize their surfing experience. Distribution channels include ISPs, OEMs, Web sites and direct marketers. NeoPlanet is free and easy to download at www.neoplanet.com. NeoPlanet Inc. patent pending.
Network Associates, McAfee,VirusScan, First Aid, Nuts & Bolts, PGP, and Net Tools are registered trademarks of Network Associates and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other registered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.