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McAfee

(McAfee, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, www.mcafee.com) A leading provider of security software and subsidiary of Intel. McAfee Associates was founded by John McAfee in 1989 for antivirus software, and Network General was founded in 1986 by Leonard Shustek and Harry Saal. Network General developed the Sniffer line of network analyzers. In 1997, McAfee and Network General merged to become Network Associates.

The year Network Associates was formed, it acquired the popular PGP encryption software from Phil Zimmerman, but later sold it to the newly formed PGP Corporation (see PGP). In 2004, the company returned to its roots, selling its Sniffer business to investors who would recreate Network General and rename itself McAfee, Inc. In 2011, McAfee was acquired by Intel.
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McAfee founded computer anti-virus company McAfee Associates in 1987 and is known as being the first in the industry to distribute antivirus software using a limited trial "shareware" model.
Larson became part of Network Associates with the merger of virus- fighting software company McAfee Associates and Network General in 1997.
The company was originally cobbled together in 1997 from the remains of McAfee Associates Inc, Network General Co and PGP Inc, and has since grown by aggressive purchasing.
A virus may watch for a trigger event, a computer condition which causes the payload to be delivered," explains Scott Gordon, product manager with McAfee Associates, a leading virus management software company.
Before that, he was the Vice President of Sales and Operations at McAfee Associates.
He quit Lockheed and dedicated his efforts to his company McAfee Associates that was to become one of the world biggest antivirus companies.
Jim Lynch, former vice president international of McAfee Associates (now Network Associates), joined as senior vice president sales, international, and Ira Kaye, former vice president, the Americas, of FileMaker Inc.
Shares in the security and management software house, formed in 1997 from the merger of McAfee Associates Inc and Network General Co, rose 8% on Tuesday on the rumors.
Network Associates, just a year from its formation through the merger of Network General and McAfee Associates Inc, is now one of the most formidable players in the network security space.
Prior to joining Network Associates, Roberts served in a variety of capacities including Vice President of Operations and General Counsel of Saber Software Corporation, which was acquired by McAfee Associates, the predecessor of Network Associates, in 1995.
TA's prior investments in the software sector include such companies as BMC Software, Cadence Design Systems, Hyperion Solutions, JDA Software, Kintana, McAfee Associates, Numara Software and Monotype Imaging.