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McAfee, Acer in exclusive partnership


McAfee has signed a multi-year worldwide partnership with Acer to provide McAfee Internet Security Suite with SiteAdvisor for Acer's consumer customers.

Acer computers will ship with the McAfee software suite, starting in the second quarter of 2008 and support more than 28 languages.
"McAfee delivers security solutions for consumers on the PC, Web and Mobile platforms, and we are very excited to add Acer to our list of global partners," says Todd Gebhart, senior vice-president and GM of McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. "One recent study showed that a consumer's chance of being a cybercrime victim is about one in four.
"By delivering proactive security protection at the time of purchase, Acer customers can use their PCs and search and surf with confidence, even getting advanced warning about Web sites that they should not visit-a level of protection not offered from any other vendor."
McAfee Internet Security Suite offers proactive online security against viruses, spyware and hackers, along with McAfee SiteAdvisor, advanced Web warning protection that clearly indicates whether a site is risky or not.
In addition to integrated anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and a two-way firewall, the suite provides safeguards against online identity theft, and has anti-spam protection as well as parental controls.