McAfee Expands to Identity Protection Services
McAfee, a leading provider of computer security services recently announced a new identity protection service. The company has launched McAfee Identity Protection which is one of the most comprehensive and easy to use services available. The new identity protection service provides multiple layer protection and comprehensive scanning of information related to your identity.
McAfee Identity Protection offers a full range of services which includes black market monitoring of websites where criminals sell your personal and financial information, monitoring of credit and public records, alerting you when there has been activity associated with your personal or financial information, lost wallet protection, complete identity restoration services, and Internet security products to guard against identity theft. There is also a one million dollar guarantee if your identity is stolen while under McAfee protection plus the call center service will help you cancel your accounts, file a police report, and take care of any other matters to help rectify the situation.
McAfee Identity Protection monitors your credit reports on a daily basis from the three major credit bureaus and then alerts you if there are any red flags such as newly opened accounts or unauthorized use of your financial information. It will also scan chat rooms, blogs, and emails where online criminals steal, exchange, or sell your information to other criminals. If there has been any suspicious activity McAfee will alert you via email or text message.
MacAfee’s new identity protection service comes with an easy to use interface which allows you to check your personal identity health at a glance and any action that may be required in the event of suspicious activity. The program is Web-based so there is no software for you to install and you can access the service from any location that offers Internet connectivity.
McAfee Identity Protection was developed through ProtectMyID.com by Experian and is currently offered for an annual or monthly subscription with family plans available. McAfee plans to offer a bundle plan with its other security software later in 2010.
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