McAfee (NYSE:MFE) 's new mobile security component, announced earlier this year, is now available for download at http://us.mcafee.com. VirusScan Mobile, included in McAfee's Triple Play offer, protects against threats that originate from e-mail, instant messages and multimedia downloads in various mobile devices.

The new mobile security component is available at no additional charge to customers who purchase McAfee Total Protection or McAfee Internet Security Suite. It protects mobile devices at entry points, including text and multimedia messaging and e-mail, automatically scanning incoming and outgoing data for malicious code and continuously monitoring and analyzing mobile data and files.

"While not yet widespread, McAfee Avert Labs has identified 450 different mobile threat variants, including viruses and spyware that can threaten devices and personal information," Todd Gebhart, senior vice president and general manager of McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business, said in a statement.

Published on: Nov 19, 2007