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February 11, 2014 09:00 ET

Funambol to Secure Personal Clouds With McAfee Antivirus to Protect Mobile Users

Funambol Incorporates Antivirus Technology in Its White-Label Personal Cloud Solution

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions, today announced it has integrated McAfee's antivirus capabilities into its personal cloud solution to bolster the integrity of cloud data and to safeguard users. When user content is synced from mobile devices and computers to their personal clouds, their content is automatically checked against the latest antivirus definitions from McAfee, to ensure their content is virus-free. If viruses are found, the content is quarantined and the user is notified of a threat. In this manner, users of Funambol-powered personal clouds with integrated McAfee security can rest assured that their cloud content is safe and that content they share with others is secure.

"Personal clouds are one of the fastest growth areas for storage and it is important that people know that their cloud data is safe," said Greg Brown, CTO of Cloud Security at McAfee. "The integration of McAfee security into Funambol's personal cloud solution helps protect mobile users worldwide."

There are now more than one billion personal cloud accounts in the world, and rapid growth is expected for several years. At the same time, a potential inhibitor to growth is concern about the safety of data in the cloud. The incorporation of McAfee antivirus capabilities into Funambol's personal cloud solution helps to address this concern and pave the way for additional usage. The initial deployment of Funambol's solution with McAfee is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014.

"Funambol-powered personal cloud services are available from mobile operators for hundreds of millions of people worldwide, and it is paramount that cloud content be free of malware," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "Funambol is pleased to integrate McAfee security into our personal cloud solutions so that users have one more reason to trust content in the cloud."

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions. Funambol solutions have been deployed by leading mobile providers, including operators, device makers, content providers and system integrators. For more information, visit http://www.funambol.com.

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