McAfee has a new security product on offer – Wireless Home Network Security 2006 – targeting the consumer market.
McAfee claims an astounding 60 per cent of consumers who have a wireless system, do not use encryption to secure their wireless network or data transmissions. So to address the issue, McAfee’s new offering covers them “with a single click”.
It automatically generates strong encryption keys. The encryption keys are then automatically and continually rotated behind-the-scenes “so even the most determined hackers are thwarted” said the company.
McAfee, Inc. developed Wireless Home Network Security based on the technology of Wireless Security Corp., a company it acquired in June. The acquisition was a strategic move to expand protection to all areas of the home where digital data and privacy is at risk. Combining McAfee VirusScan and McAfee Personal Firewall Plus with McAfee Wireless Home Network Security provides consumers with a multi-layered security solution.
“With the introduction of McAfee Wireless Home Network Security, we have extended our solution beyond the PC, to offer market-leading security features with an easy, intuitive interface,” said Allan Bell, APAC Marketing Director for McAfee.
A five PC license of Wireless Home Network Security is available for download at $69.95. The boxed retail version will be available later this month.