Today in Products: McAfee announces upcoming release of new security suite


McAfee introduces consumer security service
McAfee Inc. announced the upcoming release of an integrated consumer security service platform. McAfee’s new security platform will feature anti-virus, anti-spyware and proactive “threat watch” technologies. The layout of the product has been re-designed to provide a single access point that allows users to manage their McAfee security products.

With this new interface, users will be able to view their computer’s security status, check for updates against newly discovered viruses, malware and other threats and fix potential security issues.

This new product will allow users to view the security status of other systems on their home network, showing users a picture of their network and give them the ability to view details and remotely fix potential security issues.


Linksys releases Wireless-G IP phones
Linksys announced the release of the WIP330 Wireless-G IP phone. The phone allows users to make VoIP calls through 802.11g wireless networks.

The WIP330 features a user interface that allows users to configure the handset to access available Wireless-G networks. With its built-in Internet browser, the WIP330 can attach to wireless networks including public hotspots which require user name or password access. The browser can also be used to access Web-based e-mail, Web sites or even receive Internet-based video.

The WIP330 requires a broadband Internet connection, a wireless router or access point with a DHCP server and activated VoIP service. The WIP330 is available immediately through Linksys distributors with an estimated street price of US$369.99.

NETGEAR ships wireless-enabled ADSL2+ modem router
NETGEAR Inc. announced the release of the wireless-enabled ADSL2+ modem router, based on the new draft 802.11n specification. The RangeMax NEXT Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router (DG834N) aggregates five products into one, featuring an ADSL 2+ modem, router, four-port 10/100 switch, and a SPI double firewall with NETGEAR’s draft 11n-compliant RangeMax NEXT wireless LAN technology. The product is designed for home and small business users.

Incorporating a built-in ADSL2+ chipset with Broadcom’s VIPER CPU, the DG834N offers direct, always-on Internet connectivity and multiple user access to as many as 253 users. The DG834N provides business-class security against network intruders through a double SPI and NAT firewall and protects the network from hacker attacks with Intrusion Control featuring Denial of Service protection. Other security features include VPN pass-through, content filtering, activity logs, and DMZ support.

The DG834N is backed by a two-year warranty and 24/7 technical support and is available now for an MSRP of US$299.

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