McAfee unveils 2005 security suite

Building on the notion of defense in depth, McAfee has bundled together its latest security applications into a single suite aimed at home users.

MIS 2005, announced Monday, includes upgrades to the company's VirusScan, Personal Firewall Plus, Privacy Service and SpamKiller packages, which are designed to protect computers from viruses, hackers, spam, phishing scams and other online dangers. It also is meant to act as a safeguard against threats targeting instant-messaging software from America Online, Yahoo and Microsoft.

In addition, McAfee has teamed up with Hackerwatch.org to let home users report and share data about cybercriminals. Security software makers are hustling to add features to their line-ups as new threats such as phishing emerge and grow. Symantec, for instance, recently unveiled a security service designed for companies that want to protect sensitive business information from exposure and attack.

News source: C|Net News.com

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