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Intego Updates Mac Security Products


Intego, a provider of security products designed exclusively for Mac OS, introduced its latest product line this week, including VirusBarrier X8 and NetBarrier X8.

The company, which has been making Mac security software for 17 years, says the new versions of VirusBarrier and NetBarrier offer a streamlined user experience and have been updated to provide even stronger protection against Internet threats.

VirusBarrier is the company’s anti-malware solution that provides users with protection from Mac and PC malware and viruses.

NetBarrier is essentially a software-based firewall that identifies applications using network connections and can block or allow connections. NetBarrier helps identify rogue applications accessing the Internet which could expose confidential data, or act as backdoors into a system. NetBarrier is great and interesting way to monitor and control where your applications are connecting to.

Alongside an all-new user interface, VirusBarrier X8 has a new low-priority scanning mode for enhanced performance while NetBarrier X8 has enhanced rule functionality for easier configuration and new firewall/application monitoring options, the company said.

“We designed our X8 product line to be incredibly effective, straightforward and unobtrusive — exactly how our customers expect their Macs to operate,” said Jeff Erwin, CEO of Intego.

Intego is offering several different bundles, including:

• Mac Internet Security X8 – VirusBarrier X8 and NetBarrier X8

• Mac Premium Bundle X8 – VirusBarrier X8, NetBarrier X8, Family Protector, Mac Washing Machine and Personal Backup

• Mac Washing Machine Secure X8 – VirusBarrier X8, NetBarrier X8 and Mac Washing Machine X8

• Family Protector Secure X8 – VirusBarrier X8, NetBarrier X8, and Family Protector

Available immediately, Intego’s X8 bundles are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. For new customers, the MSRP is $49.99 USD for Mac Internet Security, $89.99 USD for Mac Premium Bundle, $64.99 USD for Mac Washing Machine Secure X8 and $79.99 USD for Family Protector Secure X8.

Current users can upgrade to the X8 product line for free, the company said.

The products require Mac OS X 10.7 or later running on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or higher with 1.5 GB of available hard disk space.


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