August 7, 2001

McAfee granted patent on software as a service

Author: JT Smith

InfoWorld: "McAfee.com announced Monday that it has been granted a patent by the
U.S. Patent Office covering the company's method of delivering software as a service through
Web browsers.

The patent covers both the business and technology models currently used by McAfee.com
to deliver its security, management, and optimization services, Srivats Sampath, CEO of
McAfee.com, said in an interview with the IDG News Service. The technology, which
McAfee.com has been working on since 1998 according to Sampath, integrates a series of
scripts, software objects, and back-end systems, with a mark-up language like HTML or
XML to deliver up-to-date applications through a standard Web browser, he said."

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