McAfee rolls out 2014 versions of security products

With the end of 2013 in sight, McAfee Inc. has launched next’s year line of security suites aimed at consumers and small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

On Monday, the security solutions provider released McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014, McAfee Internet Security 2014, and McAfee Total Protection 2014, all of which are slated to have “a lighter and faster footprint resulting in an enhanced user experience.” The new products also work alongside McAfee’s LiveSafe service, which works across consumers’ PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets to protect against not just malware, but against threats to privacy and personal data.

The products also received effectiveness certification by AV-Test, a third-party testing lab, as well as certification from AV Comparatives. AV Comparatives tested McAfee based on its ability to provide real-world protection,

Alongside its new products, McAfee is also using an upgraded malware scanning engine. While McAfee’s 2013 products were using the engine to check for zero-day threats, keyloggers, and Trojans, the 2014 product line now has a faster scanning speed it reduces the size of threat signature files and now uses CPU more efficiently.

Screenshot of McAfee's Anti-Virus Plus 2014.
Screenshot of McAfee’s Total Protection.

Earlier this year, McAfee released two other products dedicated to protecting customers’ privacy and security – McAfee Mobile Security, which allows consumers to build user profiles, so only certain users can access restricted apps. And while the free version of Mobile Security provides basic protection for mobile devices, the full version comes with a slew of security and privacy features.

It also launched LiveSafe, a cross-device product that allowed users to use face and voice-recognition technology to retrieve sensitive data from a secure location called the “Personal Locker.” LiveSafe also helps users manage online usernames and passwords, and it protects users’ privacy on their smartphones and tablets. The product also provides customer support.

Introductory pricing for Anti-Virus Plus starts at $34.99, while Internet Security is $55.99. McAfee Total Protection is $62.99, though all of these prices could change.

Check out McAfee’s product video on AntiVirus Plus 2014 here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRkGJsq0yyY

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