Comcast Corp. cable modem users will gain access to a stronger layer of firewall protection thanks to a deal the operator struck with Network Associates Inc.
Under the deal, Network Associates will provide Comcast cable modem customers with its McAfee Personal Firewall online service at no additional cost for a year. The suite includes McAfee SecurityCenter information alerts of security threats, a set of security tools and other services including anti-virus and anti-spam software.
"In offering the McAfee Personal Firewall to our customers, we feel confident that we're using the most advanced technology in computer protection available in the market today. With this solution, our customers only need to click a button and the service is installed," said Greg Butz, Comcast's vice president of marketing and business development, in a statement. "Comcast is committed to providing customers with the tools and services that will help them make the most of their Comcast High-Speed Internet service."