AI/ML, Phishing

McAfee Delivers AI-Powered Scam Protection


McAfee has added the McAfee Scam Protection feature to its security product suite. Scam Protection utilizes artificial intelligence technology to spot and block phishing scams, McAfee said.

How McAfee Scam Protection Works

Scam Protection detects malicious links to stop users before they click on them, McAfee noted. Any time the technology identifies a malicious link, it alerts the user. If the user accidently clicks on the link, Scam Protection prevents the website from loading.

Meanwhile, Scam Protection runs in real time and analyzes and processes millions of malicious links from around the world, McAfee stated. It also can protect users from new zero-day threats.

Scam Protection is now available as part of McAfee Mobile Security. It works across Android, iOS, Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Firefox.

McAfee Protects Dell Small Business Customers Against Cyberattacks

The Scam Protection launch comes after McAfee in June 2023 released the McAfee Business Protection security solution for small business owners in collaboration with Dell Technologies.

Business Protection helps Dell small business customers protect against cyber threats and vulnerabilities, McAfee said. Here are the product's features:

  • Security console shows a company's protection status and lets a business manage its employee invitations to set up protection.
  • Business protection score shows the online security health for a company and its employees.
  • Dark web identity monitoring enables employees to monitor their email addresses and phone numbers and see if they have been compromised on the dark web.
  • Device scans help employees guard against malware, ransomware, viruses and other known and unknown threats.
  • Firewall prevents hackers from accessing home and office networks.
  • Tracker remover stops web trackers from monitoring and gathering data about a business or its employees on the web.
  • Secure virtual private network (VPN) offers bank-grade Wi-Fi encryption.
  • Wi-Fi scanning alerts users if they are connecting to an unsecured Wi-Fi network or hotspot.

A Closer Look at McAfee

McAfee provides online protection solutions for consumers and businesses, the company indicated. It offers antivirus, mobile security and VPN products, along with free security tools.

At this time, McAfee does not offer a formal channel partner program for MSSPs and MSPs. To date, McAfee has partnered with Samsung, Acer, Dell and other globally recognized technology providers.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.