2009 Products Reset the Industry Bar by Delivering the Fastest Threat Protection and Best Performance Available Today
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced the availability of its McAfee(R) 2009 security suites, including McAfee(R) Total Protection, McAfee(R) Internet Security, and McAfee(R) VirusScan(R) Plus suites. The 2009 products are available at retailers worldwide and for download at www.mcafee.com.
McAfee's new lineup changes the computer security landscape by perfectly matching a consumer's need to be protected from the myriad of ever-evolving threats with an extremely fast computing experience.
McAfee's 2009 unique innovations and highlights include:
-- Revolutionary Active Protection technology which delivers the fastest detection of malware in the world
-- Accelerated PC performance over last year's products with less impact on start-up, shorter scan times and faster launching of common applications
-- New, powerful enterprise-grade spam protection that catches 99 percent of all spam
-- Improved protection in the home with network monitoring to alert consumers when intruders connect to their network
-- Even more comprehensive protection in 2009, including file protection for sensitive financial documents, and safe shop which protects from identity theft and credit card fraud when shopping online
"We're very excited to launch our 2009 versions of consumer security software, which lead the industry in almost every category," said Todd Gebhart, senior vice president and general manager, McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. "With significant performance enhancements and our new Active Protection technology, we now deliver the fastest detection on the market, while also delivering on the promise of unmatched PC performance."
Fastest Threat Protection
McAfee(R) Active Protection revolutionizes the way consumers stay safe from malware. With new malware coming out every 30 seconds, security software needs to be proactive and immediate in detecting and updating PCs from the latest online threats. Traditional methods provide updates only hourly or daily, leaving consumers vulnerable. With McAfee's Active Protection, consumers are always secure as they now receive instant updates if malware is detected. McAfee 2009 is more than 1,000 times faster than the next major competitor.
In addition to the fastest protection, McAfee's Active Protection technology also delivers best-in-class detection rates at 99 percent or better, with third party results rating it at the top among major competitors:
-- West Coast Labs, July 2008 http://www.mcafee.com/West_Coast_Labs
-- AV Comparatives, September 2008 http://www.mcafee.com/AV-Comparatives
Active Protection is being rolled out to consumers automatically through McAfee's version-less software model over the next several months, or it can be easily enabled on any McAfee consumer suite via the link found here: http://www.mcafee.com/us/activeprotection
McAfee 2009 has been 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. McAfee 2009 raises the bar across the board in terms of speed, while being the most unobtrusive computer security software available.
Many common activities that consumers do every day are faster with McAfee 2009 compared to last year's version, such as:
-- PC start-up times deliver 57 percent less impact to PC
-- Internet Explorer launches eight percent quicker, allowing consumers to enjoy the Internet faster
-- Gamers will have a better gaming experience through a four frame per second improvement during scanning
McAfee Outperforms the Competition
According to tests conducted by Network Testing Labs, McAfee has much less impact on a PC than competitive offerings:
-- While consumers with McAfee products enjoy proactive, automatic computer scans, some users choose to run manual scans. When running manual malware scans, McAfee is faster than the leading competitors
-- The start-up time impact of running McAfee Internet Security 2009 on a new PC is just two seconds, making McAfee 13 percent faster than the leading competitor
The complete performance test data can be accessed here: http://www.mcafee.com/Network_Testing_Labs
Further, while non-McAfee customers struggle with uninstalls, new downloads, reboots, and the need to locate and install add-on packs, 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.
Most Complete Security
McAfee offers the most complete protection for the PC, Internet, Home Network, and Consumer PC files. McAfee VirusScan Plus, McAfee Internet Security, and McAfee Total Protection all include substantially more features than competitive consumer security software suites. These range from critical protection such as anti-phishing, anti-virus and Web site safety ratings that help consumers surf and shop safely, to the ability to protect sensitive documents, back-up data, optimize PC health, and detect intruders on the family's home network.
Additional Features for 2009
McAfee Anti-Theft File and Data Protection: Available as a free bonus download to McAfee Total Protection, McAfee Anti-Theft lets consumers drag and drop sensitive files into "digital" vaults onto the PC or USB drive, and encrypts the vaults, making them securely password protected. Available in English versions only.
McAfee SECURE(TM): As a part of our innovative Web security protection, now included with McAfee 2009 is unique security that helps protect consumers from identity theft and credit card fraud when shopping online. The McAfee SECURE trust mark is integrated into SiteAdvisor technology and only appears next to the ratings of sites that pass daily testing of more than 10,000 threats.
Quick Scan: Rapidly scans the areas of a PC most susceptible to security attacks.
Free 30-Day Phone Support: In addition to the new features listed above, in the United States, McAfee provides free, unlimited phone, chat, and email support to its customers for the first 30 days following purchase. Free phone support is available daily from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. CDT.
Pricing and Availability
To learn more about the features in McAfee's 2009 suites, please visit: http://us.mcafee.com/.
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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