McAfee Unveils McAfee+, A New Product Line with Distinctive Privacy and Identity Protections to Help Users Secure Their Personal Data
Today, McAfee Corp., a global leader in online protection, announced the launch of McAfee+ a new product line encompassing all new privacy and identity protections that enable users to confidently and securely live life online. Now available in the U.S., the new McAfee+ product suite allows users access to comprehensive Personal Data Cleanup services, always-on credit monitoring and reports, credit lock and security freezes, $1M identity theft and stolen funds coverage, $25K ransomware coverage, identity restoration, as well as the ability to secure all their devices with award-winning protection against threats and viruses.
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As part of the new product line announcement, McAfee introduced protection for Chromebooks - making it the first leading security provider to fully support Chrome OS. Chrome OS users can now install and access McAfee capabilities on their Chromebooks including antivirus, VPN, safe browsing, and identity monitoring. With almost 30 million Chromebooks expected to ship globally by the end of 20221, this launch extends online protection to the millions of new and existing Chromebook users, including 50 million2 school-age children and educators.
According to McAfee's 2022 Consumer Research, more than 70% of consumers feel that they have little or no control over the collection of their personal data online, 80% are concerned that their data is being sold, and 53% believe they will become a victim of identity theft. Created to address growing consumer privacy and identity theft concerns and deliver comprehensive support and peace of mind, McAfee+ is available in the U.S. starting at $49.99/ first year.
McAfee+ was purpose-built to provide online protection that includes removal of personal information from unnecessary and risky locations online including people search sites and data broker sites that sell this information to advertising companies and potentially to hackers and other bad actors. It also includes proactive monitoring of the dark web for personal information, and the integration of McAfee's acclaimed antivirus products and Secure VPN. To bolster identity theft protection, select McAfee+ plans include up to $1 million in identity theft and stolen funds coverage, restoration of identity in case of identity theft and $25,000 of ransomware coverage.
"As the internet has become an increasing part of consumers' daily lives there is growing concern about the amount of personal data that is accessible to bad actors and a lack of understanding about how to remove and secure personal information," said Gagan Singh, Executive Vice President, Chief Product & Revenue Officer, McAfee. "McAfee+ is designed to deliver against those trends and threats, by helping users be more protected against identity breaches and proactively removing their information from the web to minimize future threats."
"McAfee is in the business of protecting people, not just devices," said Greg Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, McAfee. "McAfee+ reflects that spirit by offering a simple, effortless way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your data. We are proud to introduce it to our product line-up so that more people can confidently experience life online."
McAfee+ Plans and Features
McAfee+ Ultimate includes:
McAfee+ Premium includes:
Lives have become increasingly digital, and users are more exposed than ever to companies tracking online activities, collecting personal information to sell, and finding and using data for identity theft, including accessing financial accounts and fraudulently opening new accounts. McAfee+ is designed to protect people wherever, however, and whenever they connect, giving users the confidence to experience more of life online.
McAfee Corp. is a global leader in online protection for consumers. Focused on protecting people, not just devices, McAfee's consumer solutions adapt to users' needs in an always online world, empowering them to live securely through integrated, intuitive solutions that protect their families and communities with the right security at the right moment. For more information, please visit https://www.mcafee.com.
*This plan covers only household devices for personal, non-commercial use, and is subject to our fair use policy. Contact Customer Support for support adding devices.
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