Fastest, Lightest and Most Effective Consumer PC Protection in the Company’s History; Further Bolsters McAfee Strategy of Helping Consumers Live Securely on the PC, Web and Mobile Devices
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 30, 2010 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE), the world’s largest dedicated security company, today announced its 2011 retail editions of McAfee Total Protection™, McAfee® Internet Security and McAfee® AntiVirus Plus software will begin to roll out in retail stores globally. McAfee retail 2011 products feature significant product enhancements, many of which were announced in the consumer upgrade in February 2010, that are the fastest, lightest and most effective consumer security products in the company’s history, and have been praised by reviewers around the world.
The 2011 retail product update further supports the McAfee strategy helping consumers to live securely—on the PC and mobile devices they use, on the Web and off, and through protection for the content they create and share.
In addition to availability in stores and online at McAfee.com, McAfee consumer products are offered through an extensive network of global partners which include banks and financial institutions, ISPs, computer manufacturers, social networks such as Facebook, and leading e-tailers.
Highlights of the McAfee 2011 retail versions include:
Expanded threat protection. Powered by McAfee® Global Threat Intelligence™, McAfee was repeatedly ranked the leading vendor in threat detection in 20091, and earned a Gold Award from NSS Labs for 100% perfect attack detection rates2. Newly introduced levels of protection include Web download protection, which scans downloads to warn about threats before they reach the hard drive, and URL reputation ratings, which alert consumers about individual Web pages and IP addresses that may have been recently compromised.
In addition, McAfee continues to innovate in the area of threat detection and remediation. McAfee recently announced state of the art threat detection and protection by harnessing the power of the cloud and McAfee security software installed on millions of PCs. McAfee Labs researchers can now proactively search for new cyberthreats by using the millions of computers running McAfee software as the discovery beacon. As a result, McAfee Labs researchers can now create more advanced countermeasures that go well beyond the traditional malware fingerprints. To read more, please access the press release.
Enhanced performance and fast installation. McAfee consumer products for 2011 features 325% faster scans3 and updates are only initiated when the computer is idle. The products also boast the fastest installation to date.
The easiest to use interface in McAfee history. The new products simplify the experience for novices and experts alike.
Additional features that have been added since the major update in February 2010 include scheduled activity throttling which pauses McAfee updates until the computer is idle; anti-spam support for Microsoft Outlook 2010; Microsoft firewall integration which allows settings made in Windows 7 or Windows Vista Network Manager to automatically update the McAfee firewall settings, and enhanced security subscription management including the ability to deactivate a computer from a consumer’s list of licensed computers.
Keep Safe with McAfee core security products:
McAfee Total Protection™ software, $79.99 for a three-user license, is the most comprehensive McAfee security suite, and provides families the ultimate protection for their PCs, online activities, personal files and home network. It offers antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, anti-phishing and two-way firewall, in addition to parental controls and identity protection. It includes McAfee® SiteAdvisor® Plus software, a powerful website safety advisor, 2GB of online backup and bonus McAfee Anti-Theft software to secure valuable files.
McAfee® Internet Security software, $69.99 for a three-user license, provides comprehensive PC and identity protection to keep users safe from online threats, and also shields them from risky Web sites. It offers antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and two-way firewall protection. Additionally, it includes anti-spam, parental controls, 1 GB of online backup and SiteAdvisor software, a powerful Web site safety advisor to help consumers safely surf the Web.
McAfee® AntiVirus Plus software, $59.99 for a three-user license, offers essential security for PCs and helps keep consumers safe online, protecting them from viruses, spyware and hackers. It provides antivirus, anti-spyware and two-way firewall protection. Additionally, McAfee AntiVirus Plus software incorporates anti-phishing technology and SiteAdvisor software, a powerful website safety advisor to help users safely surf the Web.
Consumers who have active McAfee subscriptions and keep the auto-update feature enabled should have already received the major upgrade which was part of rolling launch starting in February 2010. McAfee follows the software-as-a-service model, continuously improving its security software and automatically pushing the upgrades to the customer while their subscription is active. By introducing dozens of improvements throughout the year, McAfee ensures that the customer is running the most current security to combat ever-evolving threats.
Living Online with McAfee: Additional products
In addition to these security products, McAfee also provides several products and services designed to protect consumers and their families on PCs, Macs and mobiles devices as they experience the web. These solutions include:
McAfee® Identity Protection, priced at $109.99 for an annual subscription, or $9.99 on a monthly basis for an individual account, is the industry’s most comprehensive solution to help prevent identity theft. It combines multiple layers of proactive detection and automatic monitoring with free and unlimited phone support to help consumers protect their identities effortlessly. To learn more about identity theft, please visit http://www.counteridentitytheft.com/.
McAfee® Online Backup takes the hassle out of backing up valuable digital files. It’s easy because it’s fully automated, it’s safe because it’s encrypted and there’s no capacity limitation. If needed, files are easy to retrieve with just a few mouse clicks. McAfee Online Backup is $59.99 for an annual subscription.
McAfee® Family Protection, $39.99 for an annual subscription, is designed for fast and easy set-up, keeping children of all ages safe from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers and other online threats.
McAfee® Anti-Theft, $29.99 for an annual subscription, provides the easiest way for consumers to protect important files such as financial documents and tax records at home or work from cyberthieves and hackers. Using powerful technology, it lets users easily secure files in password protected vaults and also offers a convenient password reset option.
McAfee® Total Care Services include McAfee® Virus Removal Service priced at $89.99, which detects and eliminates viruses, Trojans, spyware, and other malware from a user’s PC easily and quickly; McAfee® PC Tune-Up Service at $49.99 optimizes a consumer’s PC and software programs; and McAfee® PC Set-Up and Security Service at $99.95 helps consumers set-up and secure their new computer, including internet and email in the comfort of their home.
McAfee® SiteAdvisor® software is a free web security plug-in that provides consumers with simple red, yellow and green Website safety ratings, McAfee SECURE™ trustmarks for sites passing more rigorous daily tests, and a Secure Search Box so users can click with confidence and safely surf, search and shop online.
McAfee® SiteAdvisor® Plus software priced at $19.99, provides consumers with simple website ratings and shields them from risky websites so they can safely surf, search and shop online. It also offers link-checking in email and instant messages and the option to block dangerous websites. It identifies ecommerce sites certified with the McAfee SECURE trustmark to help protect them against identity theft.
McAfee™ SECURE trustmark: Targeted at e-tailers, websites that display a McAfee SECURE trustmark must pass rigorous daily tests for vulnerabilities that pose a threat to sensitive customer information. McAfee SECURE trustmark is seen on more than 80,000 websites, including over half of the Internet Retailer Top 500.
McAfee SECURE shopping is a portal that only features e-tailers who have been certified using the McAfee SECURE service and directly reaches security-conscious shoppers.
McAfee® Family Protection is available for Apple mobile products, including the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. For more information, please visit the McAfee mobile site at http://m.mcafee.com.
1 AV-Test.org malware detection results published in ComputerBild magazine (Issues 18-23, August 17 – October 26, 2009; Issue 26 December 5, 2009)
2 NSS Labs Vulnerability-based Protection- Google/Aurora Case Study, March 1, 2010
3 Based on McAfee internal performance tests, comparing on demand scan timing between McAfee 2009 and 2010 suites, October 2009
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