Telstra partners with McAfee to provide mobile security

McAfee’s partnership brings added protection to Telstra’s millions of customers and their devices via McAfee’s integrated consumer security platform

Online protection company McAfee has partnered with telecommunications company Telstra to deliver protection and safeguard the privacy and identity of telco consumers.

This multi-year partnership will provide Telstra customers with access to McAfee’s security solutions such as antivirus, parental controls, identity protection, secure VPN to protect and secure multiple devices.

“As the proliferation of life online accelerates, we are thrilled to be partnering with Telstra who are showing through this collaboration, a commitment to innovation and to their customers by investing in new infrastructure and technologies that safeguard their mobile and broadband subscribers,” said Pedro Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Operations at McAfee.

Protecting customers from cyber risks

Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. According to the company, in Australia it provides 18.8 million retail mobile services, 3.8 million retail fixed bundles and standalone data services and 960,000 retail fixed standalone voice services.

McAfee’s integrated consumer security platform offers a wide array of mobile security solutions to protect customers’ privacy and identity while blocking viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware attacks. This partnership allows Telstra’s customers to take advantage of these capabilities and protect themselves from additional threats including potential hacks, identity theft and broader gaps in online and mobile security so they can live life confidently online.

“In today’s increasingly connected world the risk of cyber threats continues to grow. To counter the risk, Telstra is committed to providing our customers with the safety and security features needed to protect them online. This partnership with McAfee helps drive our mission to build a safe and secure connected future where everyone can thrive, and further complements Telstra’s T25 ambition to extend our network leadership position by delivering greater value to our customers,” said Matthew O’Brien, Cyber Security Executive and Group Owner at Telstra.

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