Friday, October 17, 2008

Mcafee Launches Revolutionary Consumer Security Suites

Tagged with: Internet Security, McAfee Inc, PCs, protection, VirusScan
Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 14:56

McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced the availability of its McAfee® 2009 security suites, including McAfee® Total Protection, McAfee® Internet Security, and McAfee® VirusScan® Plus suites.  The 2009 products are available at retailers worldwide and for download

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.

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, which catches 99% 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® 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 over 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% or better, with third party results rating it at the top among major competitors:

In addition to the fastest protection, McAfee’s Active Protection technology also delivers best-in-class detection rates at 99% or better, with third party results rating it at the top among major competitors
West Coast Labs, July 2008
AV Comparatives, September 2008

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:

Outstanding Performance
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 than last year’s version with McAfee 2009, such as:

PC start-up times deliver 57% less impact to PC
Internet Explorer launches 8% quicker, allowing consumers to enjoy the internet faster
Gamers will have a better gaming experience through a 4 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% faster than the leading competitor.

The complete performance test data can be accessed here

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 website 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, which are securely password protected. Available in English versions only.

McAfee SECURE : 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 scan the areas of a PC most susceptible to security attacks.

Free Phone Support—In addition to the new features listed above, in India McAfee provides free, unlimited phone, chat, and email support to its customers.Free phone support is available daily from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 pm CST.

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