McAfee and Visa offer 50% off antivirus subscriptions for small businesses

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McAfee and Visa are offering Visa Classic Business card holders in the UK 50% off a one-year subscription to McAfee Total Protection.

Visa partners in the UK will be able to offer the deal to its business card holders thanks to an expanded partnership between them, the two companies said today. Visa Classic Business card holders can get up to 50% off the retail price of McAfee’s security product, including a one-year subscription to McAfee Total Protection for five or 10 devices.


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The partners added that they’re offering the deal as many small business owners aren’t always able to adequately protect themselves and their customers from the increase in online risks, due to a lack of resources from a budgetary and staffing perspective. The companies underlined that over half of the data breaches in 2021 involved small businesses, according to the Verizon Business 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report.

“With increasingly complicated global issues such as the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and difficulties stemming from the global supply chain, small businesses are increasingly reliant on their digital infrastructure, and it’s never been more important to ensure the proper protections have been implemented,” said Pedro Gutierrez, SVP global consumer sales & operations at McAfee. “We are proud to partner with Visa to offer solutions to their Visa Business card holders and look forward to helping these organisations stay secure so they can focus on what matters most to their business.”

The two companies have partnered in the past to offer similar deals. In July last year, the pair launched McAfee Security for Visa card holders in the US which offered savings of up to 40% with a 24-month package and up to 60% with a 12-month offer.

Similarly, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is offering Malwarebytes Premium to its customers free of charge until at least May 2024. It partnered with the cyber security company to make its premium product, normally valued at £49.99, available for free to protect up to 10 devices.

Zach Marzouk

Zach Marzouk is a former ITPro, CloudPro, and ChannelPro staff writer, covering topics like security, privacy, worker rights, and startups, primarily in the Asia Pacific and the US regions. Zach joined ITPro in 2017 where he was introduced to the world of B2B technology as a junior staff writer, before he returned to Argentina in 2018, working in communications and as a copywriter. In 2021, he made his way back to ITPro as a staff writer during the pandemic, before joining the world of freelance in 2022.