In mid-2004, the company sold the Sniffer Technologies business to a venture capital backed firm named Network General (the same name as the original owner of Sniffer Technologies), and changed its name back to Mc Afee to reflect its focus on security-related technologies.Among other companies bought and sold by Mc Afee is Trusted Information Systems, which developed the Firewall Toolkit, the free software foundation for the commercial Gauntlet Firewall, which was later sold to Secure Computing Corporation."This is becoming an enterprise issue as well," said Michael Siegel, product manager, Mc Afee Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., "If you receive these e-mails at work, you open up a hole within your enterprise for some pretty malicious stuff." For its part, Mc Afee has added phishing detection rule sets to a host of filters it offers, along with its Spam Killer for Mail Servers products and services.
"People are increasingly trying to provide content security, and to make sure that important material is not leaving the organization," Abhyankar said.
Implementing different sets of policies for various organizational groups, he said, is a major challenge. 6, 2004) Phishers use zombie nets to automate attacks (Nov.
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The FSA team also oversaw the creation of a number of other technologies that were leading edge at the time, including firewall, file encryption, and public key infrastructure product lines.
While those product lines had their own individual successes including Power Broker (written by Dean Huxley and Dan Freedman and now sold by Beyond Trust), the growth of antivirus ware always outpaced the growth of the other security product lines.
The acquisition enabled Mc Afee to extend its database security portfolio. The acquisition allowed Mc Afee to complete its diversification into the mobile security space, and announce its plans to build the next generation mobile platform. On May 25, 2010, Mc Afee announced a definitive agreement to acquire Trust Digital, a privately held online security company that specialized in security for mobile devices.