SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 7, 2011 – McAfee today announced product enhancements to support the digital lifestyle of today’s modern family with a major upgrade to McAfee® Family Protection, a software program that protects children of all ages from online risks while allowing them the freedom to safely explore the Internet.
New features in McAfee Family Protection include:
Teen Use of the Internet and New Parenting Challenges
Recent statistics show that most teens are using the Internet more than ever, and often in ways that their parents don’t know about:
“Online concerns for tweens and teens are not what they were two years ago,” said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager, McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. “McAfee Family Protection gives parents a powerful tool for understanding how their kids use the Internet. Parents can choose to block categories of sites, filter out only a handful of sites, or block nothing at all and simply review online activity reports. McAfee Family Protection gives parents the power of knowledge. Knowing what their kids are doing online gives them the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with them. When parents talk to their kids at home, they’re more likely to be responsible Internet users outside the home as well.”
In addition to music, TV and game filtering, McAfee Family Protection offers a host of essential features to help protect families do the following:
McAfee Family Protection incorporates technology from McAfee® Safe Eyes® software, which has won the following awards:
McAfee Family Protection is available in the following countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Australia, China, India and Japan.
McAfee Family Protection is available for $49.99 for up to three PCs and is compatible with Windows XP (SP2 or higher), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) SP1 or higher and Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit).
Customers who want personalized help in configuring McAfee Family Protection can use McAfee® Express Set-up, a $19.95 service which lets a McAfee security expert take control of their PC remotely and help them set-up and personalize a user's installation of McAfee Family Protection. McAfee Express Set Up for McAfee Family Protection will create specific user accounts for family members as well as set permissions for what they can do online, and when. Age-appropriate web-surfing limits, instant messaging and social networking is all covered.
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