SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 30 -- McAfee, Inc., (NYSE:MFE) the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today announced that consumers can purchase multi-year subscriptions through OEM partners. McAfee(R) offers comprehensive, multi- layered security solutions that allow users to benefit from uninterrupted protection against viruses, spyware, spammers, hackers, and "phishing" scams.
Consumers have the option to choose from three pre-installed options-15, 24 or 36-month subscriptions. Regardless of the subscription period selected, subscribers will receive all new product features and upgrades (including daily updates against viruses and threats) during their active subscription periods.
"We are delighted to offer extended subscription offerings through our OEM partners," said Todd Gebhart, senior vice president of worldwide consumer sales and mobile at McAfee. "Security continues to be a crucial concern to consumers, and this option allows them the convenience of multiyear protection. Our automated and proactive solutions meet consumer and small business needs for cost-effective, easy-to-use security solutions with 'always on' uninterrupted protection, offering peace of mind that PCs are safe from threats and vulnerabilities."
Dell and Gateway currently offer multiyear subscriptions. Dell offers multi-year subscriptions in the United States and Canada as well as in other regions worldwide including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland; Latin America including Mexico, Panama, Chile, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, Argentina, Columbia and Bolivia; and the Asia Pacific region including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
McAfee first debuted multiyear subscriptions via OEMs in May 2005.
McAfee security software features the award-winning McAfee VirusScan(R) 2006, offering industry-leading automatic spyware detection that helps block and remove spyware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as adware and dialers, and provides advanced, real-time protection against viruses, mass- mailing worms and Trojans. Other products include McAfee Personal Firewall Plus, McAfee Privacy Service and McAfee SpamKiller(R), which prohibit unauthorized access to and from the Internet, protect against hackers and spammers, identify and remove suspicious items to help keep PCs secure at multiple entry and exit points, filter unwanted and offensive Internet and e- mail content, and offer parental controls.
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