SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) and USRobotics®, a leader in Internet access and networking, today announced that they have joined forces to offer enhanced security to users in the U.S. and Canada. USRobotics will include a free, 60-day trial of McAfee® Internet Security Suite with every modem it ships in North America, enabling consumers to better protect themselves against the multitude of threats on the Internet.
McAfee Internet Security Suite includes the only safe search and surf technology in the market through McAfee SiteAdvisorTM. It tests and rates, on an ongoing basis, nearly every trafficked site on the Internet for a wide variety of Web safety issues, providing advance warning of dangerous and risky Web sites. As a result, it helps consumers to thwart malicious downloads, prevent identity theft through phishing attacks, as well as avoid online scams.
"This partnership between McAfee and USRobotics ensures that consumers will have the most comprehensive security package available with their modems," said Todd Gebhart, senior vice president, Consumer and Mobile Business, McAfee. "At a time when there are more dangers in cyberspace than ever before, and users are more dependent on technology than ever before, it's critical that consumers can get the level of protection they need very easily, and that's why we're proud to join USRobotics in this initiative."
"Educating our modem users about the growing risks involved with Internet surfing and online communication is a constant challenge," says Frank Sugino, senior product manager, USRobotics. "Therefore, we are making it easier for them to stay protected by providing them with a hands-on trial of the McAfee Internet Security Suite. The hands-on experience will help them understand the importance of using a security tool that protects them against the inherent Internet threats they are faced with."
McAfee Internet Security Suite is an easy to use, comprehensive security solution that safeguards against viruses, spyware, hackers, and other malicious activity that may result in identity theft and other damage to consumer's digital possessions, including permanent loss of irreplaceable documents and files, such as digital photos and personal financial data. The software program also prohibits unauthorized access to and from the Internet, blocks unwanted or persistent pop-up ads and potentially unwanted programs which may lead to poor PC performance. Additionally, it manages cookies, and filters unwanted and offensive Internet and e-mail content. McAfee Internet Security Suite automatically updates to ensure users are protected against the newest threats, offering consumers digital peace of mind.
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.www.mcafee.com
USRobotics is a Platinum Equity company. For three decades, the company has been leaders in Internet access and networking, helping millions of people connect to the Internet with powerful, innovative products. The company is rapidly expanding its category leadership by transforming the latest technologies into reliable and easy-to-use high performance products, including high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices; for the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. The company is dedicated to keeping people connected worldwide - to information, entertainment, and each other. USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area with its EMEA headquarters base in the UK. For further information, please visit the Web site at www.usr.com
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