Let’s Make Security Easy
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about tech and information overload, which is understandable given that the average U.S. household now has access to more than ten devices. (No wonder we are all spending more time online!) While technology allows us to be incredibly productive and connected, it can make our lives more complicated, especially if we are concerned about our privacy.
We know that with each new digital capability or device we add to our lives— whether it be a new computer, gaming device, smart speaker, app, or online account—the bad guys have another potential way to reach our personal information. And although surveys show that consumers are clearly concerned about this, they also aren’t sure exactly what to do about it, leading to privacy inertia. When we don’t know which actions to take, sometimes we freeze, and take none.
That’s why as security providers, we have to offer protection against a wide variety of threats without adding more complexity to your already busy life. Managing your security should be easy, and even enjoyable.
So, we set out to make your security software work better for you. We streamlined the experience to simplify what you see, while still offering robust protection. After all, true security is the security that you use every day, and it’s up to us as providers to make it accessible.
Smooth Setup & A Central Hub
Our new setup process now includes easier navigation, fewer screens, and clearer action items and alerts. It smoothly moves you through setting up protection across all the ways you interact online and your compatible devices. This way, you know that we’re helping to keep you safe whether you’re messaging, browsing, or shopping and banking online.
Another area where we put a lot of focus is the new home screen. This is your home base, where we clearly show you what your current protection status is in the areas that matter the most to you. This includes making it easier to monitor your personal information and strengthen protections you already use, like passwords.
The home screen is also where you come to perform essential tasks, such as running an antivirus scan. It guides you to take actions when needed, giving you proactive protection, and a clear view of your overall security in one convenient place. From here you can access details on the status of your PC, web, and identity protection.
Effective Security, Made Easier
While we’re always focused on helping you feel confident and protected online, we realize that making our tools easy to use is just as important. The digital security landscape will continue to be a complicated one, with threats growing by the hundreds each minute, but we can and are making security simpler, and therefore, more effective.
With easier setup and protection that turns on automatically at the right moments, we want to make security easier for you so that you can feel safer online. We’ve heard your feedback about how we can improve, and we would like to bring all that goodness in a product that you can use every day.
I hope you will check out our new interface in McAfee® Total Protection and McAfee® Live Safe™ as we bring this new experience to people around the globe over the next few months. We are excited and looking forward to you using our security software daily.
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