McAfee announces 'triple play' in its consumer releases

For 2008, McAfee bundles its SiteAdvisor and mobile editions with its desktop software.

McAfee on Monday released its 2008 line of security products, including McAfee VirusScan Plus 2008 , McAfee Internet Security 2008, and McAfee Total Protection 2008.

In a move that McAfee hopes will distinguish it from the competition, the company is now offering three user licenses for all its desktop products, and is including its SiteAdvisor site-rating software in each product to protect against online fraud. Finally, McAfee is also including VirusScan mobile protection with its desktop Internet Security and Total Protection products.

This "triple play" perhaps makes McAfee's products more economical, but it remains to be seen if the programs themselves have improved over those of last year. CNET Reviews will have a full review of McAfee VirusScan Plus within the week.

McAfee says its mobile software will be available at the end of October and will work only with Windows Mobile devices. Additional compatibility requirements will be posted on the McAfee Web site at that time.

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