McAfee Mobile Security Receives Highest Rank on Android Mobile Security Lab Report by AV-Test

  McAfee Mobile Security Receives Highest Rank on Android Mobile Security Lab
  Report by AV-Test

 McAfee Mobile Security Enhances Privacy Protection, Offers Flexibility with
                         Monthly Subscription Option

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 23, 2013

McAfee® Mobile Security received the highest score on the most recent mobile
security test by independent testing lab AV-Test putting it at the top of the
list of 26 security companies included in the report. In addition, McAfee is
announcing that McAfee Mobile Security has been updated with new privacy
controls and the option for a monthly subscription for Android smartphone and
tablet users.

Mobile devices have become an increasingly attractive target for
cybercriminals who are now going to great lengths to insert infected apps into
trusted sources such as Google Play. According to the recently released Mobile
Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report, the average consumer has a one in six
chance of downloading a risky app. The newly released AV-Test results
demonstrate the commitment McAfee has toward providing consumers with the most
comprehensive security and privacy solution on the market.

McAfee Mobile Security scored 100 percent, or a perfect score of 13 out of 13,
across the four different areas tested. For example:

  *Android Malware Detection Rate: McAfee Mobile Security detected all
    samples and malware families in the test.
  *False Positives: Zero false positives were reported.
  *Power Consumption: McAfee Mobile Security does not reduce the battery life
    of a device.
  *CPU Consumption: McAfee Mobile Security does not slow down the device
    during normal usage.

The newly enhanced version of McAfee Mobile Security offers flexibility with a
monthly subscription option and is designed to combat the privacy threats
associated with risky apps. It is now equipped with the most robust privacy
protection technology available to consumers and is the only security solution
that not only scans app permissions, but also checks apps for associations
with risky URLs. It also offers App Lock, which allows Android users to
protect installed apps against misuse by locking them with the same PIN that’s
tied to their McAfee Mobile Security account.

“The privacy issues associated with apps are confusing and endless – a single
Android app can ask for over 100 different types of permissions,” said Ari
Jaaksi, senior vice president and general manager, mobile engineering and
operations at McAfee. “We want to make sure that consumers don’t have to keep
up with the sophisticated techniques of today’s cybercriminals. As
demonstrated by our perfect score in the AV-Test mobile security report,
McAfee does the work, so that our users aren’t leaving a trail of personal
information or data for hackers to dig into.”

Over 100 Mobile Worldwide Partners

McAfee Mobile Security has reached over three million downloads in the Google
Play store and is available in over 30 languages to users across the globe. To
date, McAfee has signed close to 100 mobile partnerships, including Sprint,
Airtel, SingTel, NTT Docomo and SoftBank Mobile. McAfee is also working
closely with Intel to expand its presence across emerging platforms and
markets so that mobile users everywhere can enjoy the robust privacy
protection features offered by McAfee Mobile Security and recently launched
with Safaricom in Kenya.

Award Winning Technology

McAfee Mobile Security has received numerous accolades globally for superior
performance by leading publications such as LAPTOP Magazine, PCMag, China
Computer Weekly, PC Advisor UK, PC Tipp Austria and Direction Informatique.
Additionally, McAfee Mobile Security was recently awarded the gold recognition
for the Info Security's Global Excellence Award.

Availability

A free two week trial of McAfee Mobile Security software is available on
Google Play, and after that the app is available for purchase for $2.99
US/month or $29.99 US/year. McAfee Mobile Security functionality is also
available in McAfee All Access, which provides protection across PCs, Macs and
mobile devices.

For more information on McAfee’s consumer mobile security offerings, please
visit www.mcafee.com/us/mms.

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers
businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the
benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security
solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the
world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to
hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network,
McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.
http://www.mcafee.com

Note: McAfee is a trademark or registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. in the
United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as
the property of others.

Contact:

McAfee
Heather Haas, 408-346-5735
Heather_haas@mcafee.com
or
Zeno Group
Casey Ibbetson, 310-566-2282
Casey.ibbetson@zenogroup.com
 
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