REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--()--Total Defense, Inc., the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, today announced a partnership with Facebook to help safeguard users from cyber-criminals and online threats. Under this partnership, Total Defense will provide Facebook users a free cloud-based security assessment along with six months of Total Defense Anti-Virus. Total Defense will also remotely install and setup the software to ensure it is installed and configured correctly.
“We are confident that this partnership will help our over one billion users share and connect even more securely.”
“Armed with new toolkits, culprits have leveraged popular social platforms to successfully attack and torment unsuspecting users,” said Chris Hickey, president at Total Defense. “Our mission is to go beyond protection by not only offering powerful security solutions, but also offering services to ensure those solutions are optimally configured to provide the best defense. This industry first security assessment will ensure the Facebook users PC is free from malware and ensure setting are optimally configured for security and performance.”
The exclusive Total Defense 10 Point Security Assessment for Facebook members will ensure users’ PCs are free from dangerous malware before installing the Anti-Virus software. Additionally, the security assessment will also check windows settings to make sure that users’ PCs are optimized for security and performance.
The Total Defense 10 Point Security Assessment includes:
Cloud-Based Security Scan – a quick cloud-based security scan for systems to check for the presence of any active Malware
Anti-Virus Check – scans for the presence of an active anti-virus program on the computer system, which is required in order to keep the system protected from viruses and other threats over the internet
Anti-Spyware Check – scans for the presence of an active anti-spyware application on the computer system, which is required in order to keep the system protected from malicious programs
Windows Update Check – ensures that the Windows Update service is enabled and active on the system
System Restore Check – examines whether the System Restore service is active and working
Junk Files Scan – checks the hard disk and shows the amount of space being occupied unnecessarily by unwanted junk files or similar temporary files
Browser Check – scans for the security and privacy settings of Internet Explorer and advises on its status
P2P Check – examines the system for any Peer to Peer or similar file sharing applications that could be a threat to the system security, and are very commonly responsible for downloading unwanted malware
Memory Check – scans for the amount of available memory to the user, and indicates if there’s unnecessary memory usage that can be freed up to enhance the system performance
Internet Check – scans the most common internet and browsing ports, checking for Internet connectivity and advising if there are any security issues
In addition, Facebook users can download a six-month version of Total Defense Anti-Virus directly from the Facebook AV Marketplace. With this offer, users are provided strong and fast protection to quietly safeguard against online dangers.
"Today we are proud to announce our partnership with Total Defense to provide our users with even greater choice in anti-virus software through our AV Marketplace, and a higher level of protection with the help of their data on malicious sites,” said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer at Facebook. “We are confident that this partnership will help our over one billion users share and connect even more securely."
To learn more about Total Defense consumer products available, visit http://www.totaldefense.com.
About Total Defense
Total Defense, the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, protects over 40,000 businesses and over 4 million consumers from the growing epidemic of cybercrime and malware. We provide multiple layers of digital security through desktop, mobile device, web gateway and cloud based solutions. We go “beyond protection” by ensuring our customers receive the level of service and support they require in an ever changing threat landscape. Total Defense is a former business of CA Technologies, one of the largest information technology companies in the world. Our major centers of operation are in New York, Silicon Valley, Israel, and Europe.