IT Intelligence Bulletin – McAfee has announced further collaboration with ASUS to provide pre-installed security software on ASUS laptops and PCs worldwide.

ASUS customers who purchase a new PC will receive a free 30-day trial of McAfee LiveSafe cross-device security software, which protects PCs, smartphones and tablets.

According to a recent report from McAfee Labs, the total number of malware grew 27% in the last year to nearly 781 million samples. New malware samples increased 10% in the third quarter of 2017 to a record high of 57.6 million samples – approximately four new malware samples per second. As cyberattacks continue to evolve in volume and sophistication, it’s more important than ever that consumers take the proper steps to ensure their personal information and devices are protected.

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“Consumers need to know they can trust their devices and feel confident their digital lives are protected,” said John Giamatteo, executive vice president, consumer business group, McAfee. “Together with ASUS we are providing award-winning protection that enables users to connect more securely and protects personal information and data.”

“By partnering with McAfee, we are delivering on a collective vision for building security into the device from the start,” said S. Y. Hsu, ASUS corporate vice president. “Together, we are ensuring that users enjoy a hassle-free online experience where they feel secure and can explore without worries.”

McAfee LiveSafe will be provided on all ASUS consumer notebooks, desktops, tablets, mini PCs and gaming systems shipped worldwide. After the 30-day free trial, users have the option to purchase a full subscription.

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