Intel’s McAfee Launching Security Software Suite, LiveSafe

Posted May 14, 2013

McAfee and Intel are launching a new all-in-one security software suite known as LiveSafe.   LiveSafe has an emphasis on protecting all of the devices in your home including phones, tablets, and PCs.  LiveSafe is compatible with Windows, Android, BlackBerry, and iOS, but not yet Windows Phone or Chromebooks.

LiveSafe has a web-based central interface to manage the central interface for managing all of the functions and protected devices.  LiveSafe costs $19.99 for the first year of subscription and then $79.99 per year after that.

LiveSafe will include anti-virus protection, an encrypted cloud-based storage space (with voice/facial recognition), a password manager, safety ratings, and parental controls.  LiveSafe utilizes Intel Anti-Theft Technology and Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT).  LiveSafe even lets you remotely locate, lock, and wipe a lost or stolen mobile device.

One of the best features in the service is known as Personal Locker.  Personal Locker is a cloud-based account that you can use to store sensitive data.  You have to provide voice, face, and PIN authentication to access the account.  The authentication app works on Windows 8, iOS, and Android.  Personal Locker comes with 1GB of storage.