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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:01 pm | Updated: 11:30 pm, Wed Feb 12, 2020.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2020--

McAfee announced its extension of the long-standing partnership with Samsung to protect consumers’ personal data and information from online threats. Through this partnership, Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S Series, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold, will come pre-installed with anti-malware protection powered by McAfee. In addition to mobile, the partnership expands to better protect Samsung PCs and laptops users, where it matters.

The digital landscape for consumers is constantly evolving, with more consumers living an online life. There are now roughly four billion consumers connected online for an average of over six hours a day, from sharing photos to socializing with friends to completing bank transactions. Consumers expect to be able to do what they desire online- whenever and wherever they want- without worrying about the potential risks that might be lurking online. According to McAfee Labs, 504 threats are discovered every minute- showcasing just how important it is that consumers are vigilant when connecting online.

“Consumers are connected more than ever, and McAfee is dedicated to protecting them online when they shop, bank, share and journey across the internet,” said Terry Hicks, executive vice president, consumer business group, McAfee. "Our partnership with Samsung continues our mission to give consumers peace of mind that their personal data, as well as their families and friends, won't be jeopardized online."

Smartphones

Samsung announced that the new Galaxy S Series, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Fold will come pre-installed with anti-malware protection powered by McAfee. These join the existing Samsung Galaxy lineup, including Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S9, that has McAfee VirusScan protection.

PCs and Laptops

Samsung announced that their PCs and laptops, including Samsung Galaxy Book Flex, Samsung Galaxy Book Ion, and Galaxy Book S will come pre-installed with McAfee LiveSafe. Consumers will benefit from added protection against viruses, online threats and ransomware with online and offline protection. All Samsung laptop users are able to enjoy to a 60-day free trial and will receive special discounts after the trial period is over.

About McAfee

McAfee is the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make our world a safer place. www.mcafee.com.

McAfee® and the McAfee logo are trademarks of McAfee, LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

McAfee technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. No computer system can be absolutely secure. McAfee® and the McAfee logo are trademarks of McAfee, LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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CONTACT: McAfee Public Relations

Ashley Dolezal

media@mcafee.com

KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SECURITY

SOURCE: McAfee

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