Roxio and McAfee.Com Join Forces to Provide Home Users the Most Robust PC Protection Available
Award-Winning GoBack Software and McAfee.com First-Rate Security Services Give Comprehensive Anti-Virus and System Recovery Solutions to Home Users
Milpitas, Calif., February 15, 2001 - Roxio, Inc., the digital media company from Adaptec, Inc., today announced the availability of GoBack, the award-winning system recovery software, at the McAfee.com website. McAfee is a leading security Application Service Provider (ASP) and will provide a link to a downloadable version of Roxio's GoBack service to home users for the introductory price of $29.95. As new virus strains, such as the recent Prolin or Shockwave worm, continue to threaten the security of PCs worldwide, the two companies are poised to offer consumers the most robust protection to date.
According to recent data from ZDNet.com, more than a thousand viruses are being reported each month - up from just 400 a month reported 18 months ago. Thus, it is more crucial than ever to safeguard computers from the steady stream of attacks designed to destroy both systems and data. As new strains continue to surface, users are demanding a complement to their anti-virus software.
"GoBack complements McAfee.com Clinic anti-virus service and provides a fast and easy way to restore a damaged PC to its original state in case of a virus attack and to retrieve lost data," said Tom Shea, Chief Operating Officer at Roxio.
"We are pleased to be adding GoBack to our suite of services. Being able to easily recover from viruses and system crashes is important to our subscribers," said Jon Wong, general manager of the consumer division at McAfee.com. "Used in conjunction with our anti-virus service, users now have another key component for comprehensive protection for their digital assets currently available."
This announcement follows closely on the heels of the release of a study conducted by eTesting Labs in which GoBack received high ratings for its PC system restoration and recovery. In fact, the study found GoBack to be the only product tested which could successfully restore a system running under Windows Me after it was infected with the I LOVE YOU virus. According to the published study, "Overall, Roxio's GoBack software completed more tasks with a higher level of flexibility than SecondChance and Windows Me System Restore. GoBack used a variety of additional features to make system and file recovery easier to accomplish."
Winner of numerous industry awards, including PC Magazine Editors' Choice (January and May 2000), PC World Best Buy (February 2000) and the Software & Information Industry Association 2000 Codie Award (March 2000), GoBack allows PC users to effortlessly undo a multitude of problems arising from system crashes, failed software installations, virus attacks and user error. GoBack protects both system settings and user content, thereby reducing the need to reconfigure systems or recreate data when PC problems strike. For more information, visit http://www.roxio.com/en/products/goback/index.html.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, McAfee.com Corporation is a majority-owned subsidiary of Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA). McAfee.com's Application Service Provider (ASP) model is redefining how software is developed, delivered and experienced by PC users at home and at work. The company delivers software benefits through an Internet browser, virtually eliminating the need to install, configure and manage the technology on a local PC or network. McAfee.com hosts software application services on its vast technology infrastructure and provides these services to users online through its Web site www.mcafee.com. McAfee.com has signed up more than 650,000 paid subscribers and regularly has more than 400,000 visitors each day. For more information, contact McAfee.com at 408.992.8100 or visit http://www.mcafee.com.
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers
award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million
users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading
retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's
parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC;
http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software
tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional
DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD,
to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions
for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has
been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others.
Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
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