McAfee repackages security products

by admin April 3, 2006 at 7:17 am

McAfee is set to announce a repackaging of its security products for businesses, promising software that is easier to buy, install, manage and run.

The Santa Clara, California, company is phasing out its current product lineup for business customers and is introducing McAfee Total Protection. The new name holds much of the existing McAfee security software, such as antivirus, antispyware, firewall and spam protection, but the company has improved integration and manageability, it said.

McAfee will offer four flavours of McAfee Total Protection, two aimed at organisations with more than 100 computers that need protection, and two for smaller organisations, the company said. The versions for large organisations are due on April 17, the two editions for smaller users on April 25.

With the repackaging, McAfee is building on its existing strategy to offer products that are integrated and can be centrally managed. “We are redefining the way customers acquire, deploy, manage and operate security products,” said Vimal Solanki, a McAfee spokesman.

McAfee’s security bundles let users install multiple protective technologies at once. These include reactive protection against common threats, such as viruses, worms and spyware, as well as proactive protection technologies, such as a firewall.

Full article: ZDNet Australia