McAfee announces compatibility with Windows 8, Windows Sever 2012

McAfee has announced that McAfee consumer and enterprise security products support Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, Microsoft’s newest operating systems that are set to be released in October. McAfee security products have been improved to offer comprehensive protection against new and evolving threats for consumers and businesses updating to the latest platforms.

“Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are products that continue to push the computing industry forward with an extensive array of new features, as well as new security and performance enhancements,” said Simon Hunt, vice president and CTO, endpoint security at McAfee. “Our developers have been working with Microsoft to offer consumers and enterprises the tools necessary for protection against all threat vectors and against data loss.”

McAfee announces compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

McAfee announces compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012


McAfee’s enterprise and small to medium business (SMB) products are designed to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. These products are aimed at organisations of all sizes that want a comprehensive, multilayer security system, offering strong protection against known and unknown threats.

Consumers with an active subscription to McAfee products with default settings intact will automatically be updated to Windows 8-compatible versions. Those downloading the product from the web or installing from the CD will automatically receive the latest version compatible with Windows 8.

Microsoft had started registrations for the free upgrade to Windows 8 back in August. The offer is applicable to customers who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is essentially a new PC that has been purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key, and preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate.

Earlier, in July this year, we had reported about Microsoft offering Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 as part of a promotional scheme. This offer is up for grabs up to the 31st of January, 2013 and will be available in 131 markets. Not only users with Windows 7 are eligible for this offer, but it is also valid for users who have Windows Vista and XP. Microsoft has also stated that users can even add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after the upgrade procedure.

In was in June this year that we had reported about Microsoft announcing its Windows 8 upgrade offer for Windows 7 PC users in India at a price of Rs 699. At the time, however, the registrations had not begun and the below link informed users that it would be made available in the near future. At the time, Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Windows at Microsoft said, "We’ve seen a great interest in Windows 8, especially given the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview this week, and yet we know many consumers want a new PC now. The Windows Upgrade Offer gives people the flexibility to purchase the new Windows PC they need today, with the knowledge they can easily upgrade to Windows 8 when it’s available."

Published Date: Sep 20, 2012 03:26 pm | Updated Date: Sep 20, 2012 03:26 pm