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 users.
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 current available.
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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