McAfee and Samsung are deepening their collaboration in the field of security with the security software giant providing pre-installed solutions on a range of Samsung Smart TVs, Samsung personal computers and the latest Galaxy S8 line of smartphones worldwide. In a recent press release, McAfee stated that this is,
McAfee is delivering on its vision to provide protection for connected devices.
John Giamatteo, executive vice president, consumer business group, McAfee stated that, “Protecting every connected device in your home is absolutely essential today,” because
…if one device is attacked it puts your entire home network at risk. While that level of protection might sound like a lot of effort, McAfee makes sure that it’s easy. We believe there is power in working with partners like Samsung to build world-class security into devices like smart TVs, PCs, and smartphones so that these devices are protected right out of the box.
Citing a survey conducted by McAfee themselves, the company stated that nearly 44% of consumers are worried about their personal financial information being stolen while 38% are worried about identity theft. These uncertainties and fears highlight the need for a robust cross-device security system and McAfee provides such protection across the spectrum of devices.
Talking on point Samsung’s VP of Mobile Security Technologies and the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics stated,
We understand the importance of building security in devices from the start and are proud to offer solutions that provide convenience while keeping our customers safe.
McAfee LiveSafe cross-device security solutions are currently shipping worldwide as pre-installed software on all Samsung PCs produced starting from 2017. Samsung PC owners can enjoy a 60-day free trial after which they will receive a special offer to continue using the full suite of LiveSafe security.
McAfee Security for Samsung Smart TVs and Smartphones
McAfee will be providing anti-malware technology for Samsung smart TVs which is currently available in the U.S. and South Korea markets. More territories and regions will be added throughout the first half of 2017. The anti-malware solution is directly embedded into the smart devices and no direct purchase is required from the user themselves.
The McAfee VirusScan anti-malware technology will also ship as a pre-installed solution for Samsung Galaxy S8 starting the April of 2017. The software is available for the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge and the Galaxy Note 5 in certain territories and regions as well. Once again, since this is a pre-installed solution no customer purchase is required.