McAfee Wireless Home Network Security

By Derek Sooman on
McAfee has been working on new software designed to ease security setup on home wireless networks. McAfee Wireless Home Network Security software will automatically set up encryption keys on Wi-Fi routers and the PCs connected to them. The software also rotates the keys every three hours, further adding to security. The product will work with older Wi-Fi systems that use the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption system, as well as current equipment that also supports the newer WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA 2 technologies.

McAfee Wireless Home Network Security will cost $50 for a 12-month license for use with five PCs at a time. Wireless network clients that can't use the software, such as Apple Computer Macintosh computers, aren't counted under the license. There will be a $10 annual fee for software updates to support the latest wireless LAN gear.

The software also will be available in a bundle with a three-user software firewall and a three-user antivirus software license for $100, with a planned annual renewal price of $80. In addition, it will be part of the McAfee Internet Security Suite - Wireless Network Edition with a three-user license for McAfee Internet Security Suite for $150, with a planned $110 renewal price.

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