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McAfee Office and Nuts & Bolts Deluxe 98 Outperform Competition in Federal Computer Week Review.

McAfee Utility Products Recommended Over Symantec Norton Utilities and Norton

SystemWorks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- McAfee Software, a division of Network Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETA), today announced that McAfee Office and Nuts & Bolts Deluxe were chosen over Symantec Norton SystemWorks and Norton Utilities in a recent Federal Computer Week review of top utility programs. The review, featured in the May 24 issue, highlights 12 leading utility packages for use with Windows desktops. McAfee Office, which includes Nuts & Bolts, was recently upgraded to McAfee Office 2000 and is available in the U.S. for an estimated street price of $59. Nuts & Bolts is available separately for $49.

In his review of McAfee Office, editor Earl Greer starts by saying, "For value, you can't beat Network Associates' McAfee Office. It has all the diagnostics and repair features we could ask for and then some." He points to the component First Aid 2000 as an "invaluable tool" and a deciding factor that contributes to "better overall system diagnostics" versus Norton SystemWorks. Greer mentions additional components McAfee Virtual Office and PGP, and concludes, "the extra utilities in McAfee Office make it our choice." In contrast, Greer notes that Norton SystemWorks 2.0 "is still a bit of a resource hog" and warns users they will "spend time after installation turning off annoying features that slow your PC while they run in the background." To no surprise, Greer ends his review of Norton SystemWorks 2.0 with the advice that "most users will be a little more comfortable with McAfee Office."

"True to its name, Network Associates' Nuts & Bolts delivers a diverse collection of software parts to keep your PC running smoothly," says Greer of Nuts & Bolts Deluxe 98. Referring to the virus cleaning, Greer says, "Nuts & Bolts has pulled slightly ahead of Norton Utilities in virus detection and cleaning." In comparison, Greer again warns users that Norton's high memory requirements "will slow their PCs down appreciable." Greer concludes, "For convenience and speed, Nuts & Bolts is our recommended utilities package."

"We are pleased that Federal Computer Week recognized the superior capabilities in McAfee Office and Nuts & Bolts," stated Dale Cline, general manager for McAfee Software. "Federal Computer Week is sensitive to the demands of the federal government and, as such, recognizes the need for utilities that offer the best security and protection. Clearly, McAfee Office and Nuts & Bolts are the utilities that meet their rigorous criteria."

McAfee Office combines superior technology of the best utilities in the industry, including VirusScan, Nuts & Bolts, First Aid, UnInstaller, Guard Dog, PGP Security, Hurricane, Oil Change, 2000 ToolBox, and McAfee Virtual Office. McAfee Office provides the fastest, safest, and most secure computing offered today. The technology in McAfee Office has won many industry awards including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice; PC Computing's Four Stars Award, Usability Hall of Fame, and A-List; Windows Sources Expert Choice Award; PC World's World Class Award and "Best of the Bunch"; as well as Windows Magazine's WinList. McAfee Software holds six patents for its desktop technology contained in McAfee Office, and currently has numerous patents pending.

Nuts & Bolts is an integrated utility of the most important tools needed to keep your system running smoothly. It addresses five crucial areas of Windows management and repair, including system clean up and optimization, system repair and recovery, data security and management, error prevention and crash protection, and data backup and recovery. Nuts & Bolts offers functions not found in Norton Utilities, such as user data backup and recovery and Y2K check and fix. Nuts & Bolts 98 is available in the U.S. for an estimated street price of $49.95. The Deluxe version, which includes VirusScan, Oil Change and Hurricane, is available for an estimated street price of $69.95.

Federal Computer Week is the market's leading newspaper for influential users and volume buyers of federal information technology. On average, each FCW reader is involved with more than $1 million in acquisitions annually. FCW is published by FCW Government Technology Group, an IDG Communications publication company that offers a suite of media products for the government IT community. In addition to Federal Computer Week and its Web site, www.fcw.com, FCW Government Technology Group publishes civic.com, the monthly news and features magazine for state and local IT professionals, and its Web site, www.civic.com.

The McAfee Software Division is a business unit of Network Associates, Inc. McAfee solutions are designed to secure, protect and optimize desktop computers into the new millennium. McAfee advanced desktop technologies include the premier anti-virus, encryption, and desktop optimization software. For more information about the McAfee Software Division, please visit its web site: http://www.mcafee.com.

With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of enterprise network security and management software. Network Associates NetTools Secure and NetTools Manager products offer best of breed, suite-based network security and management solutions. NetTools Secure and NetTools Manager suites combine to create NetTools software, which centralizes these point solutions within an easy-to-use, integrated systems management environment. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 408-988-3832 or on the Internet at: http://www.nai.com.

NOTE: Network Associates, McAfee,VirusScan, First Aid, Nuts & Bolts, PGP, and Net Tools are registered trademarks of Network Associates and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other registered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.
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