Tuesday, November 09, 1999
McAfee.com and GlobalSCAPE Align to Distribute the McAfee Clinic Through CuteFTP Software
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- McAfee.com
(www.mcafee.com), a leading consumer Application Service Provider (ASP) of
online PC security and management services, and GlobalSCAPE, Inc.
(www.globalscape.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of American TeleSource
International, Inc. (OTC BB: AMTI), today announced that the revolutionary
McAfee Clinic service is now being distributed through the latest version
of GlobalSCAPE's award-winning File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software,
CuteFTP™, providing anti-virus and PC management services to CuteFTP
CuteFTP version 3.5 now displays message boxes during program installation
and while users are downloading files from the Internet which educate users
on the potential risks of downloading files infected with viruses. The
message boxes provide a convenient link to a co-branded McAfee.com Web page
where CuteFTP users can take advantage of a free 14-day trial of McAfee
Clinic. Once a user begins using VirusScan Online, the anti-virus
protection service within McAfee Clinic, all files downloaded with CuteFTP
will be scanned for viruses. Users may continue using the McAfee Clinic PC
services after the 14-day trial by subscribing to the service which is
currently being offered at a promotional price of $29.95 annually.
"We have a great match with McAfee.com," said Sandra Poole-Christal,
GlobalSCAPE's president. "CuteFTP users are generally knowledgeable about
the potential of downloading files with viruses from the Internet and can
benefit tremendously by having virus protection that is always up to date.
We believe that the McAfee Clinic service will be very popular with CuteFTP
users, making it a win-win situation for everyone."
CuteFTP has an easy-to-use interface, allowing users to quickly and
efficiently transfer files over the Internet. CuteFTP is excellent for
transferring files between corporate offices, uploading Web pages to
Internet servers and downloading digital music, software and graphic files.
In order to reduce the risks associated with encountering malicious code
while downloading files from the Internet, GlobalSCAPE has partnered with
McAfee.com to provide continuous virus protection that is always the most
The McAfee Clinic is a subscription service that provides consumers with
web-based virus protection and PC maintenance utilities. At the core of the
McAfee Clinic is McAfee VirusScan Online, which was recently awarded the
coveted five-star award from PC Computing. McAfee Clinic provides PC
maintenance and optimization services based on popular products like
FirstAid, Uninstaller, and Oil Change. In addition, the service performs
various diagnostic analyses to furnish customized PC information and
recommendations. Consumers benefit from the fact that McAfee.com is hosting
and maintaining the applications ensuring the user that they are receiving
the most up-to-date version available.
"With the McAfee Clinic's virus protection resident on their PCs, CuteFTP
users can be assured that they have the leading virus protection technology
as they download and transfer files across the Internet," said Jeff Platon,
vice president of business development for McAfee.com. "CuteFTP is one of
the highest rated FTP clients on the Internet and by partnering with
GlobalSCAPE to distribute the McAfee Clinic, we are effectively reaching a
very PC savvy constituency."
GlobalSCAPE is a leading provider of Internet-based software including file
management utilities, Web site development tools and multimedia utilities.
With the Internet at the core of its development, marketing, distribution
and customer support strategies, GlobalSCAPE is able to provide millions of
users with complementary content and a variety of online services designed
to enhance their use of its award-winning products. GlobalSCAPE's parent
company, American TeleSource International, Inc. is an emerging
international telecommunications carrier serving certain niche markets in
and between Latin America and the U.S. For more information, ATSI can be
reached at (210) 558-6090 or on the Internet at http://www.atsi.net.
McAfee.com, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA),
is a leading consumer Application Service Provider (ASP) devoted to
providing PC users with online services to secure, manage, repair, update
and upgrade their PCs over the Internet. Combined with a range of content,
shopping and personalization services, McAfee.com has attracted millions of
users to become one of the largest and most targeted communities for PC
users on the Internet. For more information, McAfee.com can be reached at
(408) 572-1500 or on the Internet at http://www.mcafee.com.
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