McAfee Corp. 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, $1 Million identity theft and stolen funds coverage, $25,000 ransomware coverage, identity restoration, as well as the ability to secure all their devices with award-winning protection against threats and viruses.
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. It also includes proactive monitoring of the dark web for personal information, and the integration of McAfee's acclaimed antivirus products and Secure VPN.
McAfee+ Plans and Features: There are three McAfee+ plans available within the new product suite: Premium, Advanced and Ultimate, each with individual and family options. The McAfee+ Ultimate plan is the most comprehensive solution. McAfee+ Ultimate includes: Personal Data Cleanup (full-service) reveals which high-risk data broker and people search sites are collecting and selling the customer's personal information and requests the removal of the information, confirms completion and conducts ongoing scans as data is always being collected; Unlimited Secure VPN automatically connects on public Wi-Fi to protect online privacy and safeguard personal data while online banking, shopping, or browsing; $1 Million Identity Theft and Stolen Funds Coverage to reimburse lost funds or expenses in restoring the customer's identity, including losses to 401(k) accounts; Ransomware Coverage to reimburse up to $25,000 for losses and ransom fees; Licensed Restoration Experts are available 24/7 to take necessary actions to repair identity and credit issues, including assistance to help prevent or assist with identity fraud of a deceased family member; Credit Monitoring and Alerts (three major bureaus) to monitor credit continuously and alert on credit activity, and if unauthorized, licensed restoration experts will assist to minimize financial impact or damage to the customer's credit standing; Credit Score and Report to help customers stay on top of daily changes to their credit score and report, from a single location; Credit Lock reduces the chance of becoming a victim of identity theft by allowing the customer to quickly lock and unlock their credit to help prevent unauthorized opening of accounts; Security Freeze prevents unauthorized access to existing accounts or new ones being set up in the customer's name with a credit, bank or utility freeze; Identity Monitoring for up to 60 unique pieces of personal information on the dark web with timely alerts up to 10 months sooner than competitive products; Unlimited* Device Security to protect all the customer's personal devices and the information on them from the latest threats with antivirus; Protection Score is an exclusive feature to McAfee, providing a holistic view of security strength through a rating of the customer's current protection level and guidance to improve; Chrome OS Support enablesusers to install and access McAfee capabilities on their Chromebooks such as antivirus, VPN, identity theft protection and more.
McAfee is the first leading security provider to fully support Chrome OS; Parental Controls are included in McAfee+ family plans which help parents protect their kids from inappropriate online behavior, apps, and content, manage screen time, get location-based alerts, and help them build good digital habits; Additional Features: Mac, iOS and Android Support includes integrated VPN and identity monitoring; Lost Wallet Protection with IDs, credit and debit card cancellation and replacement; Password Manager secures accounts by generating and storing complex passwords and auto-filling information for faster logins across devices; Web Protection to browse freely and safely avoiding risky downloads and websites; Firewall safeguards devices by blocking malicious traffic from gaining access to a home network; File Shredder for PC users prevents sensitive files from getting into the wrong hands by deleting them completely; and 24/7 Support with Virus Protection Pledge. McAfee+ Advanced includes: Personal Data Cleanup (full-service); Unlimited Secure VPN; Credit Monitoring and Alerts (one bureau); Credit Score and Reports with monthly updates; Security Freeze; $1 Million Identity Theft and Stolen Funds Coverage; Licensed Restoration Experts; Lost Wallet Protection; Identity Monitoring; Password Manager; Web Protection; Unlimited Device Security including Windows, Chrome OS, Mac, Android and iOS; antivirus; Firewall; File Shredder; Protection Score; and 24/7 Support with Virus Protection Pledge. McAfee+ Premium includes: Personal Data Cleanup (self-service) provides scans that detail which high-risk broker sites are collecting and selling their data and guides users on steps to remove it; Unlimited Secure VPN; Identity Monitoring; Password Manager; Web Protection; Unlimited Device Security including Windows, Chrome OS, Mac, Android and iOS; antivirus; Firewall; File Shredder; Protection Score; and 24/7 Support with Virus Protection Pledge.
Availability: McAfee+ will be available to purchase online as individual and family plans at McAfee.com beginning in the U.S. McAfee+ will also be available online in the U.K., Canada and Australia in the coming weeks and will become available in-store at select major retailers in the U.S. and Canada beginning in mid-September. Product features and availability may vary across markets. Availability in additional markets to be announced in the months ahead.
Pricing: McAfee+ Premium: $49.99/first year, MSRP $139.99; McAfee+ Advanced: $89.99/first year, MSRP $199.99; and McAfee+ Ultimate: $199.99/first year, MSRP $279.99.