McAfee has jazzed up its website with a new online portal designed to help users research a wide range of security problems. Called the McAfee Threat Center, the portal was launched Monday as part of a redesign of the McAfee.com website.In addition to virus information, the portal contains new information from the company\u2019s Avert Labs division on spam, phishing and spyware as well as free tools and articles from McAfee security experts. A security blog is expected to be started within the next few weeks, McAfee said.The new portal extends the scope of McAfee\u2019s Web resources, according to David Marcus, a security research and communications manager for McAfee Avert. "The focus of the site previously was really focused on viruses and malware," he said. "Now it\u2019s much more representative of all the areas we do in security research."McAfee is redesigning its website in order to make it easier for consumers and businesses to find relevant security information, free of charge, the company said. The new design is expected to be eventually incorporated into McAfee\u2019s regional websites around the world.Security researchers have no shortage of free information sources these days. The U.S. government maintains a comprehensive information portal on security vulnerabilities and security research company The SANS Institute runs its own community-based security information portal.Increasingly, companies are also using blogs as a way to share security information with their customers. Last month, for example, Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson launched her own blog, which can be found online.The McAfee Threat Center can be found online.-Robert McMillan, IDG News ServiceFor related news coverage, read Patch Recommended for McAfee Filtering Software.Check out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.