SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, will provide McAfee Internet security solutions to customers through the Company’s Tech Depot Services program. Customers who purchase a new PC from Office Depot will now receive McAfee security software installed automatically with the purchase of a Protection and Performance service package. McAfee’s products are currently sold in Office Depot stores nationwide.
The new agreement extends even greater convenience and peace of mind to Office Depot customers, who can now have either McAfee® Internet Security Suite software or McAfee® VirusScan® Plus software installed before they start using their PCs.
Tech Depot Services will offer two Protection and Performance packages to customers with the McAfee software preinstalled: “Protection and Performance” and “Premium Protection and Performance.”
The Protection and Performance service from Office Depot’s Tech Depot Services installs, updates and configures a full version of McAfee® VirusScan® Plus security software for a one year subscription for $99.99. Additionally, the PC’s settings are optimized to speed up startup and overall processing times, and all unnecessary software that slows down performance and takes up hard drive and memory space is removed.
The Premium Protection and Performance service, for $139.99, includes the same performance-enhancing features as the Protection and Performance service, but includes McAfee® Internet Security Suite’s comprehensive PC and identity protection to keep customers safe from online threats and risky Web sites. It offers anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and two-way firewall protection, as well as anti-spam and parental controls.
“We’re excited about our partnership with Office Depot, which provides new convenience, protection and performance options for customers looking to keep their electronic information safe,” said Todd Gebhart, vice president and general manager, McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. “We’re providing unmatched PC security with our industry-leading Active Protection technology for detecting and blocking threats, PC optimization options, and safe searching and shopping software to protect consumers against identity theft and credit card fraud. McAfee’s consumer security software meets the needs of consumers who want the best protection for their digital lives.”
“McAfee is a market leader with a long history of successfully providing security protection for customers,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Merchandising for Office Depot. “We are excited to offer this industry leading protection to our customers who can now enjoy all the benefits of a fast and secure computing experience.”
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. It delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the Web securely. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com.
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About Office Depot’s Tech Depot Services
Tech Depot Services takes on the burden of helping to ensure that virtually any technology product is set up and working properly by providing customers with a one-stop shop for a wide variety of services including PC tune-ups and repairs, wireless network installation, new software installation, TV installation, and even setting up a data protection and back-up plan for critical files. All repairs and installations are implemented by professional technicians, with services being performed either in an Office Depot store, remotely through a secure Internet connection with the customer, or on-site at a customer’s home or office, depending on the service.
About Office Depot
Every day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,705 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.9 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $15.1 billion, and employs about 49,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 48 countries.
Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.