McAfee

McAfee offers a diverse suite of cybersecurity products designed for individual, family, small business and enterprise needs.

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McAfee

McAfee is a global cybersecurity company, owned jointly by Intel and Texas Pacific Group (TPG). The company offers an extensive range of products for consumer and business needs. It has two main consumer antivirus products, both of which are available for single and multiple devices. McAfee provides a 100% money-back guarantee on its antivirus products.

The key purpose of McAfee's consumer products is to simply and effectively protect against viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware and other online threats. McAfee also provides firewall and network monitoring, mobile security and ID theft protection.

McAfee also offers advanced business and enterprise security solutions powered by its real-time, cloud-based McAfee Global Threat Intelligence. McAfee extends beyond antivirus and anti-malware coverage to areas including endpoint protection, intrusion protection systems, server security and more.

McAfee pricing and plan options

Consumer products

PlanTotal ProtectionLifeSafe
Devices151015Unlimited
Subscription price (AUD)From $53.95/yearFrom $79.95/yearFrom $90.95/yearFrom $64.95/yearFrom $119.95/yearFrom $149.95/year
Protects against viruses, ransomware, malware, spyware and other threatsYesYesYesYesYesYes
PC optimisation and PC boostYesYesYesYesYesYes
Password manager1 licence5 licences5 licences1 licence5 licencesUnlimited
ID theft protectionNoYesYesYesYesYes
100% money-back guaranteeYesYesYesYesYesYes
CompatibilityPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOS
Family safety featuresNoNoYesYesYesYes

Business products

PlanEndpoint ProtectionComplete Endpoint Protection – Business
DevicesUp to 250Unlimited
Subscription price (AUD)From $32.43-$36.17/yearFrom $86.48-$123.57/year
Protects against viruses, ransomware, malware, spyware and other threatsYesYes
PC optimisation and PC boostYesYes
Password managerUnlimitedUnlimited
ID theft protectionYesYes
100% money-back guaranteeNoNo
CompatibilityPC, Mac, AndroidPC, Mac, Linux, Windows tablet, virtual machines
Family safety featuresN/AN/A

Pros and cons of McAfee

Pros

  • Offers a range of plans for individuals, families, small businesses and enterprises
  • 100% money-back guarantee on consumer product for virus removal
  • Includes password manager, ID theft protection and PC optimisation on all plans
  • Comes with award-winning 24/7 tech support
  • Free versions available
  • Subscription price does not increase year on year
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Cons

  • Higher up-front subscription price for unlimited devices
  • Monthly pricing options are only available for business plans
  • Some free products are only compatible with Windows
  • Extensive product range for enterprises can be overwhelming
  • 100% money-back guarantee requires enrolment in auto-renewal service; renewal price is currently the same as first year price (pricing subject to change)

Additional McAfee products

Consumer

McAfee Mobile Security (Free and premium available)

  • Security for Android and iOS tablets and phones
  • Anti-theft mode locks your phone to prevent data theft
  • Activate alarm to locate lost or stolen device
  • CaptureCam snapshots intruder's information and device location
  • Selectively share access to your apps, photos and videos
  • Back up, restore and wipe contacts remotely

McAfee Virus Removal Service

  • McAfee security expert controls computer remotely
  • Cleans and secures PC only
  • Single use incident

McAfee Small Business Security

  • Multi-device protection
  • Protection for 5-25 PCs and Macs, unlimited iOS and Android devices
  • Email, web and firewall protection
  • Easily manage remotely from 1 central location
  • Award-winning technical support and PC virus removal service at no additional cost

McAfee WebAdvisor

  • Block malware and phishing sites
  • Typo protection
  • Scans for safe downloads
  • Firewall and antivirus security checks
  • PC compatible only
Business and enterprise

McAfee has more than 45 specialised products tailored for business use. The available products provide comprehensive, up-to-date security coverage for all critical areas, spanning cloud security, data protection and encryption, endpoint security, network security, security management, server security, security analytics, SIEM and web security.

Additional plans and pricing options are available on the McAfee website.

About McAfee

Established in 1987, McAfee provides comprehensive security solutions, from antivirus and anti-malware software to endpoint protection and more. McAfee has endpoints in 186 countries and services 80% of the Fortune 100 and 87% of the world's largest banks.

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