McAfee delivers updated 2014 core PC security products

Award-Winning Suites Accelerate Malware Scanning and Increase Threat Detection for Greater Levels of Security

McAfee today announced its new 2014 line of core PC security suites delivering increased power and performance with a lighter and faster footprint resulting in an improved user experience. The line includes McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014, McAfee Internet Security 2014 and McAfee Total Protection 2014. The enhancements to PC protection are also utilised in a recently released version of McAfee LiveSafeTM service, the first-of-its-kind cross-device solution that comprehensively protects consumers’ data, identity and all of their PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.

With enhancements to its recently upgraded malware scanning engine – McAfee AM Core – first introduced with the 2013 line, McAfee’s 2014 PC products offer increased detection capabilities to protect against today’s most advanced threats. The new engine provides fast and efficient scanning and real-time intelligence to help dynamically defend against the latest digital dangers, including zero-day threats, keyloggers, and Trojans, while minimising the impact on users’ systems. Specific product components have also been reengineered in the 2014 line to improve scanning speed by reducing the size of threat signature files and better CPU utilisation. McAfee’s core PC security products have also recently received effectiveness certification by third party testing lab, AV-Test, as well as advanced certification from AV Comparatives in its real-world protection test.

“With more Australians online than ever before, McAfee’s 2014 core PC security products offer enhanced technology to help keep PC users safe,” said Melanie Duca, Consumer Marketing Director at McAfee APAC. “With faster and more efficient scanning capabilities and real-time intelligence, McAfee’s PC security products run seamlessly in the background, helping ensure that even the most advanced threats are detected, without slowing your computer down.”

With its unique approach to comprehensive cross-device security, McAfee LiveSafeservice allows consumers to connect with confidence by protecting all of their PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. Introduced in May 2013, McAfee LiveSafe includes Personal Locker, a feature that uses face and voice authentication technology to retrieve a user’s most sensitive personal information and documents, such as copies of passports and IDs, from a secure online location. In addition to protecting consumers from the latest online viruses and threats, the McAfee LiveSafe service also offers simplified and automated management of usernames and passwords, privacy protection for smartphone and tablets, as well premium award-winning customer support.

McAfee also recently updated its award-winning McAfee Mobile Security product with new, cutting-edge privacy features including the Multi-user App Profile function that allows consumers to create multiple user profiles or “safe zones” on one device with customised or restricted access to apps. The new version also features the option to choose between a basic or premium version. McAfee Mobile Security basic offers baseline protection for mobile devices at no cost, while the premium version provides a full range of security and best-in-class privacy features.

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