SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc., (NYSE: MFE) today announced that its 2007 consumer security software suites, released this past fall, have been upgraded to be compatible with Windows VistaTM The upgrade is available to active subscribers of the McAfee® suites McAfee Total ProtectionTM, McAfee Internet Security Suite, McAfee PC Protection Plus and McAfee VirusScan® Plus free of charge as well as McAfee's other consumer products: McAfee Wireless Protection 2007, McAfee SiteAdvisorTM, and McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus. McAfee's consumer solutions enhance Windows Vista by providing advanced protection against a wide range of online threats and hacker attacks. Consumers can visit http://us.mcafee.com/windowsvista to get more information about McAfee support for Windows Vista.
In addition to the free upgrades, McAfee customers will benefit from new advances as part of McAfee's leading security-as-a-service platform which the company pioneered in 1999. The latest updates to McAfee security suites improve PC performance through faster browsing speeds, reduced memory usage, and lower demand on the CPU.
"McAfee research shows that online threats are expected to double every two years and will continue to evolve aggressively. Even with new releases like Windows Vista that are designed with security in mind, it's critical for us to ensure that the technology we provide is compatible with and enhances the operating system itself," said Marc Solomon, Director of Product Management, McAfee Consumer. "This new upgrade makes sure our consumer customers have the peace of mind and comprehensive security that can only come from McAfee."
Through McAfee, consumers can get a wide range of protections unavailable in Windows Vista. These include:
Active subscribers will have their software, by default, automatically upgraded to be Windows Vista compatible via a silent update. If consumers have selected to manually install updates, they can download the Windows Vista upgrade. McAfee products are currently compatible with the 32-bit version of Windows Vista. The upgrade will be made available via a phased roll-out. For more information, consumers should visit us.mcafee.com/windowsvista.
McAfee continues to provide the most comprehensive solutions on the market. The McAfee line of security services now available with Windows Vista compatibility includes:
McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007, 3-in-1 PC security that delivers core protection and stops viruses, blocks spyware and deters hackers.
McAfee PC Protection Plus 2007, 5-in-1 PC security that includes all of the capabilities available in McAfee VirusScan Plus, and also improves a computer's performance and saves and restores files.
McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007 with 8-in-1 protection that delivers comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, and hackers; saves and restores files and provides identity theft protection, children's online safety controls and spam and phishing protection.
McAfee Total Protection 2007 providing consumers with 10-in-1 protection from viruses, spyware and hackers, has identity theft protection, children's online safety controls and spam and phishing protection and includes wireless network security.
McAfee Wireless Protection 2007 which blocks hackers from attacking and connecting to wireless home networks, and includes McAfee Network Manager, which monitors PCs across the home network for security weaknesses and then allows consumers to fix them easily, and McAfee EasyNetworkTM which makes sharing files and printers across a home network easy.
McAfee SiteAdvisor, the world's first safe search and browse technology, informs and protects Internet users from Web sites known for adware, spam, viruses and other online dangers. SiteAdvisor's software adds intuitive red, yellow, or green ratings to sites and search results based on proprietary tests of more than 95% of the trafficked Web. SiteAdvisor's award-winning software is available free of charge at www.mcafee.com.
McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus actively enforces SiteAdvisor's safety ratings, preventing consumers from browsing to risky sites and extends McAfee SiteAdvisor's ratings by checking links in e-mail and instant messages.
McAfee Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com.
NOTE: McAfee, VirusScan, Total Protection, and SiteAdvisor are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. Microsoft and Windows Vista are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries.
SOURCE McAfee, Inc.