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Juno Forms Alliance with Network Associates

Ad-backed e-mail company Juno Online Services LP and Network Associates, formerly McAfee Associates, signed a strategic marketing agreement whereby Juno's members will receive instant access to and promotional discounts on Network Associates' software.

The offers will come through a custom Network Associates micro-site accessible only through the Juno service.

Network Associates will in turn bundle a customized version of New York City- based Juno's e-mail software with its McAfee-branded retail products and will allow its users to download the Juno software from its Web site. Financial details were not disclosed.

During the term of the agreement, Network Associates will be the exclusive marketer of stand-alone anti-virus software over Juno. Juno users will have access to Network Associates consumer products such as: VirusScan, anti-virus protection for the desktop; Nuts & Bolts, utility software to optimize systems, prevent crashes and recover from disasters; PGP Personal Privacy, encryption; and Safe & Sound, a PC utility that integrates self-healing diagnostic and repair facilities with dynamic backup and file-repair technology.

"This agreement is truly a win for customers of both companies," said Chris Meaux, director of electronic commerce for Santa Clara, CA-based Network Associates. "We are looking forward to offering Juno's award-winning Internet e-mail service to our 25 million customers."