Network Magic today announced security enhancements for its premium service and that it has moved to being a subscription service. It also introduced a free version, Network Magic Basic, which includes wireless intruder protection.
The new security enhancements enable consumers to easily detect, block and boot unauthorized and unwanted users from the network. Network Magic also regularly scans every PC on the network to ensure antivirus is up-to-date, Windows updates are kept current, and firewall software is configured correctly.
The new, free, Network Magic Basic includes “core functions” for securing and managing home networks including: a network map, connection repair, wireless connection management and wireless protection.
Network Magic Basic can be downloaded free from Network Magic’s website and includes a 30-day trial of Network Magic Premium. Network Magic has moved to a service model with a subscription fee of $4 per month or $30 per year for a 3 PC license. (5 and 8 PC licenses are also available).