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McAfee announced today at the Intel Developer Forum a new version of McAfee Anti-Theft security software designed to protect Ultrabook devices should they be lost or stolen. This latest enhancement is a collaborative effort with Intel Corporation to develop anti-theft software that leverages Intel Anti-Theft Technology to provide device and data protection for consumers in today’s connected world.
According to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute in 2007, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, making it now, more than ever, a priority for users to protect their digital assets.
McAfee Anti-Theft combines hardware-enabled security with advanced software to keep personal data safe in the event of laptop loss or theft. The solution enables consumers to track a lost or stolen Ultrabook – a new category of mobile device – and lock it remotely to protect personal information. McAfee Anti-Theft also includes data encryption and a “stealth mode” that allows the owner of the device to ensure their data is protected while still being able to track the lost or stolen device. Anti-tamper features keep user information secure even if the hard drive is removed or the operating system is re-installed.
McAfee Anti-Theft protects personal information on lost or stolen Ultrabook devices and it allows consumers to find the location and remotely lock the device
McAfee Anti-Theft software solution is available today preloaded on Ultrabook devices from leading manufacturers. The MSRP for McAfee Anti-Theft is $24.99 US, which provides one year of protection and supports all leading Web browsers.