SANTA CLARA, Calif., and DALLAS, TX., Oct. 29, 2009 — AT&T* (NYSE: T) and McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that the latest AT&T Internet Security Suite version has been upgraded to McAfee-based anti-virus software to enhance customers’ protection from viruses, spyware and hackers. This update to the AT&T Internet Security Suite powered by McAfee strengthens customers’ ability to surf the Web, shop and bank online worry-free
Qualified AT&T High Speed Internet customers, including AT&T U-verseSM High Speed Internet customers, will receive a complimentary subscription to McAfee anti-virus software as part of their existing AT&T Internet Security Suite. AT&T’s comprehensive suite of security services includes anti-virus protection, anti-spyware, two-way firewall protection, anti-phishing solutions, PC tune-up tools, McAfee® SiteAdvisor® technology — a Web site safety tool — and McAfee Active Protection™ technology to provide the fastest protection against malicious threats to PCs.
“We want our customers to have peace of mind online knowing their computers and personal information are protected from cybercriminals,” said Bob Bickerstaff, vice president of consumer data products for AT&T. “It’s important that our customers be able to enjoy a safe online experience, and by installing our strong security suite, they can stay ahead of common potential threats.”
“With more malicious software than ever before, AT&T customers will be able to take advantage of the McAfee-based technologies, such as the Active Protection technology in our anti-virus solution, which is number one in malware detection1, and our award-winning SiteAdvisor site rating service, so consumers can surf the Web more safely,” said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager, McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. “This furthers our strategy of protecting consumers with the most essential security as they interact on PC and Web environments.”
In order to protect Internet users from scams and other online threats, AT&T and McAfee offer the following security tips:
To download the AT&T Internet Security Suite, AT&T High Speed Internet customers can click on “software center” on the att.net portal homepage. For more information about consumer scams and security, visit www.att.com/safety. For more information about McAfee products, visit www.mcafee.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Qualified customers include all AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet customers and AT&T High Speed Internet (DSL) customers with speeds of 3 Mbps and higher.
1AV-Test.org malware detection results published in ComputerBild magazine (Issues 18-22, 17/08/09 - 10/10/09)
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