McAfee claims ISS users worried after IBM take over

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McAfee today claimed customers of Internet Security Systems (ISS) are "concerned" that their level of security will fall in the wake of IBM's recent purchase of the firm.

"We're hearing from customers that they are concerned that their level of security will decrease following IBM's acquisition of ISS," said Chris Kenworthy, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, McAfee, Inc.

In a bid to poach customers from the ISS, McAfee today offered a package of "special incentives" for those firms that defect.Dubbed ISS Switch Program, the scheme focuses on McAfee security risk management offerings, including McAfee IntruShield and McAfee Foundstone.

As part of the switch programme, McAfee is offering free installation through the McAfee Deployment Assistance Program (DAP) for customers who switch from ISS products. Customers will also receive free training courses through McAfee University as well as free Platinum Support, which includes a designated technical account manager. Customers who purchase McAfee IntruShield will also get McAfee IntruShield Security Manager at no additional cost.
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