McAfee seals Samsung device security deal

Published on: 22 May 2017

McAfee will continue to provide pre-installed security software protection for Samsung’s smart TVs, PCs and smartphones following a partnership extension.

The deal means that Samsung PCs will ship worldwide with a 60-day free trial of McAfee’s LiveSafe cross-device security product, while the manufacturer’s Galaxy S8 S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge and Galaxy Note 5 smartphones will come with McAfee VirusScan anti-malware technology pre-installed.

Finally, in the US and Korea, Samsung’s smart TVs will be protected with McAfee Security for TV as standard. Additional countries are expected to be added throughout 2017.

A recent survey revealed that almost 44 per cent of consumers are worried about their personal financial information being stolen, while 38 per cent are concerned about identity theft.

John Giamatteo, executive vice president of consumer business group at McAfee, said this Samsung deal should provide some peace of mind for consumers.

“Protecting every connected device in your home is absolutely essential today. That’s because if one device is attacked, it puts your entire home network at risk,” he commented.

“While that level of protection might sound like a lot of effort, McAfee makes sure that it’s easy.

“We believe there is power in working with partners like Samsung to build world-class security into devices like smart TVs, PCs and smartphones so that these devices are protected right out of the box.”