McAfee Launches Windows 8 And Windows Server 2012 Ready Software
McAfee announced their readiness for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 earlier this week. With the Windows 8 launch barely a month away, they are joining many other companies in announcing products that are ready for the new OS and mobile platform.
For this update, McAfee has worked closely with Intel to provide an even higher level of security that goes down in to the hardware level. And this has been combined with their regular collection of enterprise and consumer security features. In an official statement, McAfee had this to say about the products: –
“(the security software have been) improved to offer comprehensive protection against new and evolving threats for consumers and businesses updating to the latest platforms.”
McAfee VP and CTO for endpoint security Simon Hunt said in a separate statement the company’s developers have been working with Microsoft to better protect against data loss and all threat vectors. These developments cover both the consumer and the enterprise market. And as of this announcement, the McAfee products for the enterprise and the SMBs all support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The company’s official statement also highlighted the multilayered nature of the security system that they are offering that takes everything in to account, even unknown threats.
McAfee is offering free and automatic updates to all customers who are currently purchasing the software from the web or installing it from a CD. They will all receive automatic updates to Windows 8 compatibility.
Windows 8 comes with built in security and hence technically the user can opt to not install a 3rd party system. However, this security has been designed to be more of a back up than the main system. So it only kicks in when the system detects an absence of other security system. This was also the only way to keep the 3rd party vendors happy.