AT&T (NYSE: T) and McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that the latest AT&T Internet Security Suite version has been upgraded to McAfee-based anti-virus software to enhance customers’ protection from viruses, spyware and hackers. This update to the AT&T Internet Security Suite powered by McAfee strengthens customers’ ability to surf the Web, shop and bank online worry-free.
Qualified AT&T High Speed Internet customers, including AT&T U-verseSM High Speed Internet customers, will receive a complimentary subscription to McAfee anti-virus software as part of their existing AT&T Internet Security Suite. AT&T’s comprehensive suite of security services includes anti-virus protection, anti-spyware, two-way firewall protection, anti-phishing solutions, PC tune-up tools, McAfee® SiteAdvisor® technology — a Web site safety tool — and McAfee Active Protection™ technology to provide the fastest protection against malicious threats to PCs.
“We want our customers to have peace of mind online knowing their computers and personal information are protected from cybercriminals,” said Bob Bickerstaff, vice president of consumer data products for AT&T. “It’s important that our customers be able to enjoy a safe online experience, and by installing our strong security suite, they can stay ahead of common potential threats.”
“With more malicious software than ever before, AT&T customers will be able to take advantage of the McAfee-based technologies, such as the Active Protection technology in our anti-virus solution, which is number one in malware detection1), and our award-winning Web site safety advisor, SiteAdvisor site rating service, so consumers can surf the Web more safely,” said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager, McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. “This furthers our strategy of protecting consumers with the most essential security as they interact on PC and Web environments.”