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 has been listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "NETA" since the merger of McAfee Associates
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.