McAfee adds protection for mobile gadgets
Computer security firm McAfee will launch a service that unifies defences for computers, smartphones and Tablets.
McAfee billed AllAccess as an unprecedented offering for co-ordinated protection of desktop, laptop and netbook computers along with smartphones or Tablets powered by Android, Symbian, or BlackBerry operating systems.
"Most consumer households now own a combination of PCs, Macs, and mobile devices, but haven't kept up-to-date by adequately protecting all of them," said McAfee co-president Todd Gebhart.
AllAccess lets users manage security, limit Internet surfing, and back up data on devices from a central console.
McAfee announced the new service along with the results of a global study that found people placed an average value of US$37,438 on their total "digital assets," including pictures and music collections.