McAfee had announced that the McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006, McAfee VirusScan 2006 and McAfee Personal Firewall 2006 products have been Skype Certified. This confirms that these McAfee security products meet Skype’s strict standards for security, quality and usability.
Both Skype and McAfee are committed to helping Internet users protect the information stored on their PCs. Now Skype Certified, McAfee Internet Security Suite and VirusScan provide added security for all data on a person’s computer. For example, files sent using the Skype file transfer function can be easily scanned by the Skype certified McAfee products, adding an extra layer of protection to documents shared in an already secure environment. Skype calls and chats have always been and will remain private and protected using Skype’s encryption technology.
From today, McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006, McAfee VirusScan 2006 and McAfee Personal Firewall 2006 will all be Skype certified. The McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 will also carry the Skype certification mark on retail packaging.
According to Sarah Whipp, Senior Director, EMEA Marketing, McAfee, “We are very committed to providing Internet users with the best possible experience in a fully protected PC environment. McAfee is delighted to be working with Skype because together, we can ensure users stay safe online.”
Skype Certified McAfee products are available online at: http://www.mcafeestore.com/ and and are currently available at leading retailers across Europe. This is a global agreement. Initial rollout has begun throughout EMEA and will move to other regions in the near future.