Beta out for next-generation McAfee tools

by admin June 18, 2006 at 8:54 am

McAfee released test versions of two consumer security products on Friday, promising integrated protection that people can install and then forget about.

The beta versions of the top-of-the-line McAfee Total Protection and the low-end McAfee VirusScan Plus are now available. The Santa Clara, Calif., company has said that both products will be delivered later this summer, alongside a new McAfee PC Protection Plus and an updated McAfee Internet Security Suite.

Testers of Total Protection can also participate in a separate beta program for an online backup service. McAfee may introduce the service as a rival to a similar feature Symantec has planned for its forthcoming Norton 360 suite, but it has not yet tied the service to any of its upcoming security products.

The next generation of McAfee products is based on new technology code-named Falcon. The company announced Falcon late last month, to compete with Norton 360 and other Symantec products, and with Microsoft’s recently launched Windows Live OneCare bundle.

Full article: ZDNet