McAfee.com Enhances Managed Security Services With Range of New Capabilities
McAfee.com VirusScan Online, Personal Firewall and Privacy Service Feature New Interface, Additional Functionality and Integration With McAfee.com SecurityCenter
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
McAfee.com (Nasdaq: MCAF), a leading provider of Web security services, todayannounced a number of new feature enhancements to the company’s managed Websecurity solutions — VirusScan Online, Personal Firewall and Privacy Service.These new functionalities include service specific-enhancements, a newuser-friendly graphical interface and integration with the company’s”SecurityCenter” announced earlier today. Through the SecurityCenter’s dynamicinterface, users now have the ability to quickly access, manage and configureMcAfee.com’s services conveniently from the desktop. These new enhancementshelp to ensure consumers and small businesses have the most powerful andup-to-date protection for their PCs from viruses, hackers and other Internetthreats.
“The enhancements to our services reflect our commitment to provide ourusers with the latest cutting-edge technology to secure their PCs,” saidSrivats Sampath, president and CEO, McAfee.com. “As a leading security serviceprovider, we continually strive to develop new and innovative functions forour services that help provide our subscribers with the tools they need tohave a safe, secure and enjoyable online experience.”
The following new features further build on the company’s powerfulWeb-based solutions.
— File quarantine management:
VirusScan Online now gives users the ability to safely isolate and neutralize infected and suspicious files. Files are moved to a quarantine directory and encrypted, rendering them harmless until further action can be taken. By quarantining infected files, users may protect their PCs from further infection or damage.
— Incremental update technology:
VirusScan Online will now only download new DAT files that have been included or changed since the last update, significantly reducing file size and download time to a fraction of that of previous versions.
McAfee.com Personal Firewall
— Advanced integration with Hackerwatch.org:
Personal Firewall users may now log into Hackerwatch.org, a hacker information and reporting Web site, and easily select and report specific intrusion attempts to any number of online authorities. — Enhanced reporting:
Personal Firewall users now can view a summary report of detected local intrusion attempts with summary information provided to the Hackerwatch.org event database.
— Exportable text-based log capability:
Personal Firewall users now have a comprehensive view of intrusion attempts through an advanced logging system. Users can export this data to a text file format and manipulate the data for reports and other purposes.
McAfee.com Privacy Service now includes:
— Enhanced event log:
Privacy Service now features a comprehensive event log that lists all Web sites visited, Web sites blocked, inappropriate chat sessions and other events. This new feature helps parents track the sites their children visit while online.
— Increased number of inappropriate URLs:
Privacy Service has added thousands of additional URLs to its database to block even more offensive and inappropriate Web sites. This helps parents significantly reduce the chances that their children will be exposed to inappropriate material while online.
— Safe page redirect:
Privacy Service has added a “safe page” redirect feature. When a user encounters a banned URL, Privacy Service will automatically log the page and send the user to a “safe” Web page.
— Startup/Default user:
Privacy Service automatically authenticates a default user (chosen by a parent, guardian or administrator) whenever the PC starts up. Children can now access the Internet without having to remember a password.
Pricing & Availabilty
The newly enhanced McAfee.com services are currently available forpurchase to all Windows 9x, ME, 2000 and XP users. VirusScan Online iscurrently available for $29.95 (USD) per year, Personal Firewall for$29.95 per year, and Internet Privacy Service for $29.95 per year. For furtherinformation, please visit www.mcafee.com
McAfee.com Corporation is a world-leading provider of managed Websecurity, optimization and maintenance services. Using a patented system andprocess of delivering software through an Internet browser, McAfee.com hasredefined how software is developed, delivered and experienced by PC users athome and at work, virtually eliminating the need to install, configure andmanage the technology on a local PC or network. McAfee.com hosts softwareapplication services on its vast technology infrastructure and provides theseservices to users online through its Web site www.mcafee.com. McAfee.com hassigned up more than 1.5 million paid active subscribers, making it one of thelargest paid subscription sites on the Internet. The company estimates that30% of its subscriber base is international.
For more information, contact McAfee.com at 408-992-8100 or visit http://www.mcafee.com .
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