McAfee has announced a new evolution of its partnership, including a multi-year extended agreement, with Fujitsu Client Computing Ltd (FCCL) to deliver best in class consumer security solutions to FCCL device users.
As consumers and businesses alike adjust to a new digital-first lifestyle due to the global pandemic, hackers adjust their tactics and the volume of threats created for hackers to profit as people do more and more online. In Q4 2020, McAfee Labs observed an average of 648 threats per minute, an increase of 60 threats per minute (10%). In fact, the latest McAfee Threats Report: April 2021, which examined cybercriminal activity related to malware and the evolution of cyber threats in the third and fourth quarters of 2020, found the two quarters saw COVID-19-related cyber-attack detections increase by 240 per cent in Q3 and 114 per cent in Q4.
Pedro Gutierrez, SVP Global Consumer Sales & Operations at McAfee said, “our OEM partners know that is critical that from the first use of any PC, consumers know they have security in place to keep them protected from agile hackers looking to infiltrate their devices for benefit. Through this expanded partnership, Fujitsu consumer PC users are empowered to put security first, protecting what matters to them most – their digital lives.”
McAfee LiveSafe provides features that protect consumers during their daily connected lives – from online shopping to banking to telehealth. McAfee LiveSafe includes antivirus and web protection, and is purpose-built for the user experience, ensuring that consumers understand not only the protection they need but also how to easily access and utilise them. VPN, privacy and identity protection features are rolling out to regions.
Shinji Yoshida, Head of Product Related Services Business Unit at FCCL added, “together, FCCL and McAfee aim to deliver high-quality solutions for all consumers. Partnering together is a great match and empowers our users with built-in security to protect computing across today’s increasingly diverse life settings.”