- 28 November 2012 11:46
McAfee All Access 2013 Enhances Cross-Device Protection for Consumers
Sydney, Australia, 28 November, 2012 - McAfee has announced significant enhancements to McAfee All Access, the industry’s premier integrated cross-device security product for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. McAfee All Access 2013’s new, consolidated dashboard enables consumers to quickly and easily monitor how devices are protected, invite family members to install protection on their devices, and instantly access free premium technical support. With one central location to install and manage mobile, data and system security as well as family protection, McAfee All Access safeguards all facets of users’ digital lives and enables them to enjoy a safe online experience regardless of device or location.
According to the McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2012, the company found that the number of threats across all platforms and devices continues to rise. Traditional web threats, like suspicious URLs, are growing and saw a 20 per cent quarter-over-quarter increase, mobile malware nearly doubled, and Mac malware shows strong, continued growth. In addition, McAfee warned that both Trojans designed to steal passwords and Autorun malware, which spreads through flash drives, memory cards, and other external devices, are increasing. McAfee All Access’s broad and deep security portfolio delivers the most comprehensive means of protection against the rapidly evolving threat landscape.
McAfee’s Consumer Marketing Director for APAC, Melanie Duca, said, “Mobile malware has nearly doubled in the last quarter so it’s now more important than ever for us to extend security beyond the PC and protect all of our devices. Smartphones and tablets carry so much information and are so integral to our daily life – from contacting friends, capturing photos and accessing online banking – that we simply can’t risk them coming under attack.”
McAfee All Access also includes new McAfee SiteAdvisor Social software that colour-codes risks that appear within social networking sites for guidance and safety access. Downloaded more than 55 million times a year, McAfee SiteAdvisor software adds safety ratings to browser and search engine results helping protect consumers from the Internet’s more than 43 million suspect URLs1. McAfee All Access’s new vulnerability scanner proactively detects vulnerabilities in the operating system and in installed apps, and a redesigned user interface supports new touch-friendly devices with easier layout and faster navigation. Users can also take advantage of mobile privacy enhancements including a call and SMS filter, as well as an app privacy alert feature.
McAfee has also launched its portfolio of consumer PC security suites – McAfee Total Protection 2013, McAfee Internet Security 2013 and McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 – all of which feature a redesigned powerful malware detection framework with proactive detection and cleaning capabilities. An enhanced McAfee NetGuard feature also offers contextually aware anti-bot protection monitors where applications want to connect and informs the user of suspicious activity. McAfee’s consumer products are all compatible with and offer complete protection for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system.
Pricing and Availability
McAfee All Access 2013 is available for purchase in Australia through selected retailers and online at www.au.mcafee.com for AU$149.95 for an individual and AU$199.95 for a household. Current McAfee All Access customers with active subscriptions will automatically receive the latest product updates.
The price for both editions includes complimentary lifetime technical support, which offers 24/7 McAfee security experts over phone, email and Internet chat.
McAfee All Access 2013 is available for purchase in New Zealand through selected retailers and online at www.mcafee.com for NZ$149.95 for an individual and NZ$199.95 for a household. Current McAfee All Access customers with active subscriptions will automatically receive the latest product updates.
The price for both editions includes complimentary lifetime technical support, which offers 24/7 McAfee security experts over phone, email and Internet chat. To download box shots of McAfee All Access 2013, click here.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
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1. McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2012 Media contact: If you would like any further information, please contact Sabine Leroy from Spectrum Communications on email@example.com or 02 9469 5700.
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