SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 22, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE), the world’s largest dedicated security company, today announced a global partnership with Lenovo. Beginning August 2009, all Windows 7-based Lenovo consumer PCs under the Idea™ brand have been preinstalled with McAfee’s industry-leading security solution McAfee® VirusScan® Plus, thus providing consumers worldwide with powerful protection from the first time they switch on their new PCs. As part of Lenovo and McAfee’s plan to develop a more aggressive partnership in China, McAfee’s anti-virus product suites will also be marketed through Lenovo’s 2,000 retail outlets in China, providing Chinese PC users with easier access to the products.
McAfee VirusScan Plus is a broadly recognized and award-winning security product, shielding PCs from viruses, spyware, and hackers with real security protection for safe Internet surfing. It provides anti-virus, anti-spyware and two-way firewall protection, as well as anti-phishing solutions to protect customers from Internet fraud. By pre-installing McAfee’s security solution, Lenovo is able to provide their consumers with instant and essential PC security protection to create a protected online environment from the moment their new PCs are first turned on. Lenovo also provides its consumers with a "One-Key-Recover" feature, supported by McAfee’s security technologies, which enables users to easily restore data on a crashed system by just the touch of a key, ensuring the security of the computer system and personal information.
Lenovo Idea Product PC buyers can use McAfee VirusScan Plus for free for 90 days to ensure they can start up their new PCs with the peace of mind that comes from essential online protection. Following the 90 day trial period, consumers will be able to purchase extended protection online or at one of the more than 2,000 Lenovo retail stores across China.
“All of these benefits underscore McAfee and Lenovo’s commitment to the Chinese consumer market,” explained George Man, managing director of McAfee Greater China. “McAfee and Lenovo also co-launched a rich promotional campaign for consumers which give Lenovo customers three opportunities to save money and even win prizes.”
During the limited-period campaign, from August 1 – November 30, 2009 in China, Lenovo computer buyers can purchase McAfee VirusScan Plus, McAfee’s latest anti-virus plus firewall suite, for just 49 RMB – 65 per cent off the retail price of 139 RMB. Those who purchase the suite will receive a lucky draw card that gives them a chance to have the 49 RMB refunded immediately. Buyers can then go online with the card for a chance to win additional prizes, such as a free computer, MP3 player or flash disk.
“McAfee is the world's largest dedicated security technology company with 125 million users across the world and we ship on over 50% of the PCs distributed by the top 10 PC OEM manufacturers,” said Steve Redman, president of McAfee Asia Pacific. “We are very happy to join hands with Lenovo, the leading PC maker, to provide essential protection for more computer users. Through this cooperation, we will provide Lenovo’s users with optimized and customized services and leading security technologies supported by McAfee Avert Labs, and provide them with a safe and secure online experience.”
Liu Jun, senior vice president Lenovo Group, president IDEA Product Group said, “Just as computers and the Internet have become an integral part of people’s daily personal and professional lives, online security is increasingly critical. As a leading PC maker, Lenovo is committed to providing our customers with the most reliable, secure and easy-to-use products and services. In order to help ensure users’ online security, Lenovo has chosen to partner with McAfee, a recognized leader in the field.”
Online Threats Everywhere
In today’s world of threats, consumers need more professional security services in order to stay safe online. Research shows that new malware is introduced every 30 seconds1; 80 per cent of malware attacks are financially motivated2; 268 million risky Web sites are accessed every month3; and search engines “serve” up 8 billion dangerous Web sites every month4.
Top Five Features of McAfee Anti-Virus Products:
1. Active Protection: McAfee’s latest innovative anti-virus technology delivers best-in-class detection. In a recent September 14, 2009 independent test (Issue 20), ComputerBild, a leading German consumer technology magazine, ranked McAfee’s detection rate #1 (99.9 per cent), a clear leader in a comparative test among nine leading security vendors.
Taking milliseconds to detect and quarantine new viruses instead of waiting for hours with traditional technologies, McAfee’s security solution can provide instant protection for computers and personal information before virus definitions are updated.
2. Optimized performance: McAfee VirusScan Plus is optimized to address how consumers use their PCs today, ensuring a consumer’s experience is exceptional as they use the Web, multimedia and other demanding applications on their PC. It raises the bar across the board in terms of speed, while being the most unobtrusive computer security software available.
3. “Protection without Interference”: McAfee’s solution can run in the background while users play games or watch videos, providing protection without interruption by pop-ups or system scans.
4. Ease of use: McAfee’s software can automatically address threats like viruses and Trojans without users having to worry about complex technical settings, assessments and decisions.
5. Automatic Upgrades: McAfee customers automatically receive the latest PC protection and newest features with no user interaction required. As a result of its version-less software model, McAfee customers always stay current.
1. McAfee Avert Labs, 2008
2. Gartner 2007
3. McAfee Avert Labs, 2009
4. Pew Internet Research, February 13, 2009
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