Overview Of McAfee by Intel Security

Pros

Protects all your Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS devices. Antivirus rates high in lab tests and our tests. Accurate anti phishing and anti spam. Five licenses for Intel True Key password manager. Impressive Personal Locker encrypted storage uses voice and facial recognition for authentication.

Cons

Firewall not fully protected. Minimal parental control. Mac OS support somewhat limited. iOS support very limited.

Bottom Line

Now that all of McAfee’s products protect all your devices, the latest version of Live Safe is no longer unique. Even so, it leads the way in performance, and the bio metrically authenticated Personal Locker help it remain a top pick for security suites.

 

Intel True Key

New this year, all three McAfee suites include Intel’s True Key password manager. True Key does all the expected password manager tasks, though at present it doesn’t support filling Web forms with personal data. The big feature is True Key Profile, a system that lets you use as many as five different forms of authentication, among them trusted devices and facial recognition.

With the entry-level suite, you get a single True Key license. Given that you can protect your entire household with any McAfee product, one subscription might not be enough. With McAfee LiveSafe, you get five licenses, so five members of your household can each have a separate password collection. McAfee Total Protection also gets five True Key licenses.

Personal Locker
The Personal Locker feature, specific to McAfee Live Safe, offers 1GB of ultra-encrypted online storage for your most sensitive information. This data is protected by a dual voice- and facial-recognition system that would be nearly impossible to spoof. It’s got a James Bond vibe that will surely thrill some users.

To get started, you log in to your McAfee account online and send an installation link to your Android or iOS device, or to a Windows 8+ PC that has camera and microphone capability. Sorry, it’s not for Mac OS devices at present. You can also just download the app from the appropriate app store and activate it using the code supplied on the My Account page. Simple!

Rewarding Innovation
All of McAfee’s products now include the cross-device unlimited licensing that used to belong only to McAfee LiveSafe, but LiveSafe started the campaign. For the same price, Symantec Norton Security gives you ten cross-platform licenses as well as 25GB of hosted online backup. These two products share the Editors’ Choice honor for cross-platform multi-device security suite.

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