SLOUGH, England, October 28, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced an agreement with HP to offer an exclusive 18-month subscription to McAfee® Total Protection Service(1) on HP desktop and notebook PCs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
“Smaller businesses today are under constant attack from an ever-growing list of security threats, including new forms of malware, spam and data loss,” said David Quantrell, EMEA President, McAfee. “With a cloud-based security service, the day-to-day management of their security infrastructure is taken off their hands. The Total Protection Service simplifies security, with automated updates and upgrades, reduced operational costs, and ongoing maintenance and support requirements, enabling them to get best value for their money.”
The 18-month subscription to McAfee Total Protection Service provides an integrated business solution that reduces infrastructure costs and automates security. It contains anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and basic email virus protection service, centrally managed by McAfee experts even for PCs not connected to Internet. The updates to those services are handled automatically and remotely 24x7. Additionally, McAfee’s Web-based reporting and configuration console is available to HP PC customers 24x7, enabling access to user management at all times.
“Most small companies have their hands full running their business, without the additional worry of security threats,” said Charl Snyman, vice president, Personal Systems Group – EMEA, HP. “HP’s agreement with McAfee offers small business customers a simple PC security solution that is easy to implement and manage.”
This service is available from HP Preferred Partners in the form of a physical card. The card, including an activation code, will enable the end user to activate McAfee Total Protection Service, which is preloaded on select HP commercial desktop and notebook PCs in EMEA.
Pricing and Availability(2)
McAfee Total Protection Service is available from Preferred Partners with HP commercial desktop PCs or HP standard and business series notebook PCs at an estimated street price of €46. The service is available in six languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.
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(1) Requires renewal of subscription after 18 months and purchase of license
(2) Pricing and availability may vary.
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