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CA Bows 2008 Internet Security Software

Islandia, N.Y. — CA has made available its 2008 line of Internet security and desktop management software for consumer use in the home or home office.

According to the company, its “flagship” product, CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008, features new tools for Web site authentication, data backup and migration, and integrated parental controls that allow parents to create up to 10 password protected user profiles.

The updated software’s “anti-phishing” feature is said to use color-coded risk assessment indicators to warn users about potentially unsafe Web sites and provides information about the site including its owner’s identity (if available) and the owner’s physical address.

The software’s data backup and transfer capabilities allows users to back up vital information from their computer such as data, settings and preferences on a CD or DVD

The site’s integrated parental controls let parents limit the time each of their children can spend on the Internet on a daily basis. According to a release, children should not be able to disable the product or to change their filtering profiles.

The product carries a suggested retail price of $69.99 and includes a one-year subscription that can be used on up to three computers.

Also new to the company’s consumer product line up is its CA Anti-Spam Plus CA Website Inspector and its CA Anti-Virus Plus CA Anti-Spyware 2008. Each is available for a suggested $49.99 which includes one-year subscriptions for up to three users.

In other CA news, the company has increased its identity theft and virus protection coverage to up to $10,000. The coverage is included at no additional charge with the purchase of CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008. Consumers in eligible states are qualified to received up to $5,000 personal Internet and identity theft coverage and up to $5,000 virus protection, both administered by the Warranty Corporation of America. For more information, visit