PCR’s guide to the latest security software

Whether you’re looking to protect your personal or business devices, we round up the best software on the market for keeping your data safe.

BullGuard Premium Protection

Specs: Operating systems: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista. Mac OS X 10.11 or later, Android tablets and phones, Android 4.0 and higher.

“BullGuard Premium Protection protects PCs, Macs and Android devices with one license. It includes all the features found within BullGuard Internet Security but also features Identity Protection which safeguards all personal information, from bank account numbers to driving licence numbers, passport information, debit/credit card numbers, email addresses and passwords. Thanks to a unique algorithm, Premium Protection scans the internet, including the dark web. If any of the information is detected the user receives an immediate alert and advice on what steps to take. A Home Network Scanner is also included which constantly monitors a network for any vulnerabilities informing users if a smart device they have added to their home Wi-Fi network is vulnerable to hacking or the network they are using has vulnerabilities.”

Contact: Spire Technology, Target Components, VIP UK, Centerprise, Micro Warehouse

Panda Patch Management

Specs: Operating systems: Windows XP SP3+, Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bits and R2) SP2+.

“Reduce the risk and complexity of vulnerabilities in systems and third party applications. Panda Patch Management is a solution to manage vulnerabilities and their corresponding updates and patches, both for operating systems and hundreds of applications. Strengthen threat prevention, containment and remediation capabilities, amd reduce the attack surface on Windows servers and workstations. It provides visibility of endpoint health in real time, in terms of vulnerabilities, patches or pending updates, and unsupported software (EoL).”

Contact: QBS Distribution

F-Secure Freedome VPN

Specs: Blocks online tracking, safely connect to public Wi-Fi, hide your IP address, bypass geo- restrictions.

“F-Secure Freedome VPN was made with a simple goal in mind: to make a powerful privacy and security app that is incredibly easy to use. Push one button and you can connect safely to any public Wi-Fi, block malicious sites and effortlessly get around geo-blocks to access the content you want to see. Trackers, advertisers or even your internet service provider can’t see what you do online, your real IP is hidden from the pages you visit with no logging of your traffic which
is also encrypted so no one can spy on your activity, even when you’re connected to public hotspots.”

Contact: Target Components

Kaspersky Internet Security 2019

Specs: Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise, Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1/Pro/Enterprise/8.1 update, Microsoft Windows 7 Starter/Home Basic & Premium/Professional/Ultimate – SP0 or higher.

“When you go online shopping or banking, we protect your money and account details. When you socialise, we safeguard your identity. When you surf, we prevent attacks. When you download or stream, we block infected files. Whatever you do in your digital life, Kaspersky’s Internet Security premium protection is here to help you protect it all.”

Contact: GNR Tech

Webroot Endpoint Security

Specs: Operating systems: Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7, Vista, XP 3, XP, Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.14.

“Criminals are constantly developing new ways to attack networks, take advantage of employee trust, and steal
data. Smaller businesses may think they’re not a target, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, small businesses with 100 employees or fewer now face the same risk of attack as a 20,000-employee enterprise. No matter their size, businesses need reliable endpoint security that can stop modern attacks. And since most companies are subject to some form of compliance and privacy regulations, protection for endpoints is 100% necessary to help businesses avoid hefty fines and damage to their reputation due to a security breach.”

Contact: QBS Distribution

BullGuard Internet Security

Specs: Operating systems: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, Mac OS X 10.11 or later, Android tablets and phones, Android 4.0 and higher.

“BullGuard Internet Security provides award-winning malware protection that keeps users safe online. A next-gen triple layer threat detection engine and layered firewall provide outstanding protection against all sorts of threats, ranging from malware and banking Trojans to cryptocurrency mining malware. It is particularly effective in identifying zero-day threats and phishing attacks. Safe Browsing also flags up websites that are hiding malware or are known to be used to harbour malicious code. Of particular importance for gamers is the patent-pending Game Booster that enables lightning fast uninterrupted gaming. Some security software interferes with gaming but not BullGuard. Cloud integrated back-up is another important feature enabling users to store and work safely in the cloud thanks to encrypted cloud transfers.”

Contact: Spire Technology, Target Components, VIP UK, Centerprise, Micro Warehouse

Norton 360 Deluxe

Specs: Antivirus and malware protection, PC Cloud Backup, Smart Firewall, Password Manager, secure VPN, PC SafeCam, parental control, 100% virus protection promise.

“Norton 360 Deluxe provides anti-malware, firewall, spam and phishing, and cloud technology protections to help safeguard users’ devices and private information from existing and emerging threats – all in a single solution. All PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone devices receive protection against online threats as users bank, shop and browse online. Personal information, when transmitted through the device, has protection both at home and on-the-go with Norton Secure VPN that adds bank-grade encryption to help block cybercriminals from accessing user’s personal information when connecting to Wi-Fi. Norton 360 Deluxe also includes 50GB of cloud storage as a preventive measure against data loss due to hard drive failures, stolen devices, and ransomware, and Password Manager that allows users to manage their passwords and logins. The additional and improved feature Norton Parental Control also provides easy-to-use tools to help parents keep their children’s interactions safe, allows them to set screen time limits, block unsuitable sites or monitor search terms and activity history.”

Contact: Exertis, Tech Data, Ingram Micro

Bitdefender Total Security

Specs: Operating systems: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 / 8 / 8.1 / 10.

“Bitdefender Total Security 2019 delivers multiple layers of protection against ransomware. It uses behavioural threat detection to prevent infections, and protects your most important documents from ransomware encryption. With Bitdefender Total Security 2019 you get 4-in-1 security for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android, at a price that beats any other offer. Bitdefender consistently scores best protection in malware detection tests run by independent labs. Bitdefender security software offers optimised speed and the best cross-platform performance.”

Contact: GNR Tech

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