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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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Steinberg joins a board of peers with extensive and varied cybersecurity industry experience, including John McAfee, Founder of McAfee Associates, Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group, and Michelle Finneran Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President at Cisco.
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.
His run-in with authorities in Belize is a world away from a successful life in the US, where the former Lockheed systems consultant started McAfee Associates in the late 1980s.
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.
Creada por la fusion de McAfee Associates y Network General, esta compania en rapida expansion cuyas oficinas centrales se ubican en Santa Clara, California, es el proveedor mundial numero uno de software de seguridad y administracion con una facturacion superior a US$630 millones en 1997 y una prevision de US$900 millones para 1998.
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.
The forum's sponsor is McAfee Associates, a manufacturer of shareware anti-viral software for the IBM PC and compatibles.
He quit Lockheed and dedicated his efforts to his company McAfee Associates that was to become one of the world biggest antivirus companies.
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.