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PCR's guide to the latest security software for PC, Mac and mobile

Laura Barnes
PCR's guide to the latest security software for PC, Mac and mobile

As consumers continue to look for products to protect their PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones, PCR examines the latest security software to keep devices, passwords and bank accounts safe from cybercriminals.

BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY
Distributor: Exertis Gem, Spire Technology
BullGuard Internet Security inspects your system prior to installation, removes any active malware and adapts to your system specifications. Each feature of Internet Security now has its own module panel – simply click for the desired action and it happens automatically, whether it’s a quick scan, backing up files or PC tune-up. All the modules are on one page so you can easily see your PCs security status. If you want to do a little deeper management, with one click you are taken through to the relevant area.
SRP: £49.50

BLOCKMASTER SAFECONSOLE
Distributor: Simms
SafeConsole enforces full USB management control over organisations’ secure flash drives. With SafeConsole you can enable extended features, retrieve a lost password, activate audit for compliance and much more.The SafeConsole server software is accessed through a standard web browser and can optionally reflect the corporate directory or organisational unit structure. Each managed USB drive securely connects over the web to the SafeConsole server for configuration updates.
SRP: From £15

AVIRA ANTIVIRUS SUITE 2014
Distributor: Entatech
From malware and email scams, to spies and identity thieves, Avira’s Antivirus Suite gives you the protection you need. Pick the user-friendly antivirus platform that offers easy installers, automated scans, intuitive interfaces, one-click repair and a gaming mode that suspends notifications whenever you are busy. Moreover, you can now protect your precious memories and sensitive documents with 5GB of safe and secure online backup.
SRP: 1 Year 1 User – £19.95, 1 Year 3 Users – £24.95

SYMANTEC NORTON INTERNET SECURITY
Distributor: Exertis Gem, Ingram Micro
Stop viruses, spyware and online identity theft with Norton Internet Security. This software provides advanced protection to surf, bank and shop online without interruption. With improved SONAR technology and live 24/7 global threat monitoring, users can stay ahead of emerging threats. The ultra-fast internet detection layer stops most threats before they even reach your computer.
SRP: 1 User – £42.54, 5 Users – £68.08

AVAST PREMIER 2014
Distributor: PXS Distribution
Most virus and malware threats exploit security holes in outdated versions of popular software like browsers and email clients. As it is bothersome but vital to update all those programs manually, Premier 2014 does it for you. Users can connect to their Premier-equipped computer from anywhere in the world and use the AccessAnywhere feature to view your desktop and access your files from any computer in the world that has any version of Avast installed.
SRP: 1 Year 1 User – £42.99, 1 Year 3 Users – £50.99

BULLGUARD IDENTITY PROTECTION
Distributor: Entatech, Exertis Micro-P, Spire Technology, Target Components
BullGuard Identity Protection works with any existing Internet Security suite and ensures that both personal and financial information and your children’s activity is protected against these threats. By continually monitoring the web and the ‘dark web’ – where personal data is traded and private information can be accessed by third parties – malicious or inappropriate content is clearly flagged for users to act against if necessary.
SRP: 1 Year – £34.95, One Month – £395

MCAFEE TOTAL PROTECTION 2014
Distributor: Exertis Gem, Ingram Micro
McAfee Total Protection 2014’s high-performance scanning engine guards your PC from the latest viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and other threats, all without seriously compromising battery life or slowing down your PC. With colour-coded icons next to every search result, including popular social networking sites, you’ll know if the site you’re about to visit is safe. McAfee automatically blocks suspect malicious ads, spam and unwanted email as well as providing parental controls.
SRP: 1 User - £49.99, 3 Users – £59.99

KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY – MULTI-DEVICE
Distributor: Exertis Gem
Kaspersky Internet Security – Multi-Device gives you the freedom to enjoy the internet to its full potential. With one licence you can easily set up protection on any of your devices, including PCs, Macs, or Android tablets and smartphones. Potential threats are monitored and analysed in real-time and dangerous actions are prevented before they can cause harm. Whatever device you’re using, you’ll get immediate scanning of all applications and files that you open, save or download from the web.
SRP: £49.99

BLOCKMASTER SHIELDSHARE
Distributor: Simms
With ShieldShare you hold the key to your data without placing undivided trust in the service provider, unlike other popular consumer file collaboration services. The data is encrypted end-to-end while keeping the encryption keys on the client-side.This means that any uninvited party will be denied access to your data – even with unrestricted access to the central file server, the communication channels or even end-user passwords.
SRP: From £58.80

SYMANTEC NORTON 360
Distributor: Exertis Gem
Norton 360 protects users from viruses, spam, identity theft and social media dangers. It has automatic, silent updates and can restore PC horsepower and boost performance. Its deep-cleansing tools can scour and disinfect even the nastiest infections. Automatic backup secures everything important with local or 2GB of online storage. There is also live 24/7 threat monitoring backed by a network of Norton users who serve as your personal neighbourhood watch group.
SRP: £59.99

BULLGUARD MOBILE SECURITY
Distributor: Exertis Gem, Exertis Micro-P, Target Components
BullGuard Mobile Security protects your tablet and smartphone by stopping viruses, spyware and hackers from accessing it, and keeps your personal details safe even if the device is lost or stolen. It features antivirus and antispyware, firewall, spam filter, antitheft, parental control, backup and 24/7 Support on a 1- Year, 1-User licence. BullGuard Mobile Security is compatible with the latest Android devices, Blackberry, Symbian devices and Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5.
SRP: From £10

WEBROOT SECUREANYWHERE INTERNET SECURITY PLUS
Distributor: PXS Security
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus provides industry leading cloud-based protection from online threats for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. This affordable, multi-device solution scans faster and uses fewer system resources keeping you free from performance slowdowns and interruptions. Our industry leading network of threat analysis engines perform real-time examination of files, URLs and websites enabling instantaneous protection from new and existing threats.
SRP: 1 Year 1 User – £49.99, 1 Year 3 Users – £59.99

BULLGUARD PREMIUM PROTECTION
Distributor: Entatech, Exertis Gem, Exertis Micro-P, Spire Technology, Target Components
BullGuard Premium Protection is a complete, simple-to- use security suite that protects you against malware, identity theft, financial fraud, online data leaks and helps you keep your children safe on social networks. You can easily register your private details and your children’s social media profile for online monitoring, and view the monitoring results on the dedicated dashboards in your account. BullGuard can scan the entire web for your user names, email and postal addresses, phone numbers and credit card numbers.
SRP: £35

BITDEFENDER TOTAL SECURITY
Distributor: PXS Distribution
With a non-intrusive and extremely fast scanning technology, Bitdefender Total Security offers the ultimate silent security against e-threats. This software includes Bitdefender Photon, an innovative antivirus technology that eliminates slowdowns and accelerates scanning speed by gradually adapting to your PC. Users can safely store their information online with the software being able to sync it between multiple devices.
SRP: 1 Year 3 Users – £54.99

F-SECURE MOBILE SECURITY
Distributor: F-Secure
Offering complete protection for surfing, shopping, banking and using social media on a mobile device, F-Secure Mobile Security protects users and their digital content against viruses, spyware, hacker attacks and identity theft when online with a tablet or smartphone. F-Secure Mobile Security blocks harmful applications, unwanted calls and SMS/MMS messages and also keeps users safe from harmful websites with browsing protection.
SRP: £15.95

BITDEFENDER INTERNET SECURITY
Distributor: PXS Distribution
Bitdefender Internet Security offers superior security for all your data. It guards online transactions, protects your digital identity and can reveal your kids’ online activities and restrict them when necessary. Bitdefender Autopilot automatically makes the best security-related decisions for your PC, while the two-way firewall continuously monitors your internet connection and prevents unauthorised access, even over a Wi-Fi network.
SRP: 1 Year 3 Users – £44.99

F-SECURE ANTI-VIRUS
Distributor: F-Secure
F-Secure Anti-Virus provides real-time protection against viruses, spyware, infected email attachments and other malware. Automatic updates and advanced real-time response guarantee the fastest protection against all new threats, while DeepGuard 5 Exploit Protection elevates protection to a new level. It is a security solution that uses superior cloud-based technology to protect against existing online threats and to respond new threats effectively as they appear. It is easy to install and does not slow down your PC.
SRP: £19.95

BITDEFENDER ANTIVIRUS PLUS
Distributor: PXS Distribution
Antivirus Plus features enhanced Bitdefender Safeplay software to keep hackers at bay by automatically opening all your online banking pages in a separate, secure browser, and keeps all necessary credentials safe and within reach. If e-threats, such as rootkits, cannot be removed from within the Windows operating system, the computer is re-booted in rescue mode – a trusted environment which is then used for cleanup and restoration. The Security Report feature presents your overall security status for the past week.
SRP: 1 Year 3 Users – £29.99

F-SECURE INTERNET SECURITY
Distributor: F-Secure
F-Secure Internet Security offers complete protection for surfing, shopping, banking and using social media. It protects users and their digital content with real-time protection against viruses, spyware, hacker attacks and identity theft. F-Secure Internet Security also keeps users safe from harmful websites with browsing protection, and secures online transactions with banking protection. Children are protected against unsavory websites with parental controls, which also allows moderation of their online lives.
SRP: £29.95

STEGANOS PASSWORD MANAGER
Distributor: Avanquest
Steganos Password Manager offers you sophisticated features to create, sort, organise and manage all your passwords easily and securely. Many of us keep a record of our passwords in notepads, diaries or even on scraps of paper – these can easily be lost or fall into the wrong hands making your confidential data vulnerable. E-mail, shopping and internet accounts that use weak passwords can easily be cracked by hackers. This password management tool will prevent your passwords falling into the wrong hands.
SRP: £10.20

AVIRA INTERNET SECURITY SUITE 2014
Distributor: Entatech
Forget about viruses, Trojans, email scams and malware once and for all. Avira Internet Security offers the very latest antivirus technology that lets you chat, bank, shop and surf without ever having to worry. From browser trackers and keyloggers to surveillance and identity theft, Avira Internet Security has you covered. Rely on a full range of privacy tools to keep your browsing, banking, chats and identity strictly confidential. It also features a System Speedup tool to make your PC as fast as the day you got it.
SRP: 1 Year 1 User – £34.95, 1 Year 3 Users – £39.95

F-SECURE SAFE
Distributor: F-Secure
F-Secure Safe protects the digital content on computers, smartphones and tablets. It offers the best protection in the world against viruses, spyware, hacker attacks and identity theft, while also blocking harmful websites and online attacks when browsing the web. F-Secure Safe protects children against unsuitable websites and allows parents to moderate their children’s online life. It also protects the content of smartphones and tablets against loss or theft, and makes online banking safe.
SRP: £59.99

STEGANOS PRIVACY SUITE
Distributor: Avanquest
Steganos Privacy Suite is a dedicated, comprehensive, yet easy-to-use data protection solution, designed to secure your valuable business or personal information from unauthorised third-party access. This software is proven, all-round protection for your data privacy, offering a powerful collection of security tools for all PCs, laptops, mobile devices and smartphones. You can also protect your cloud data in real time with the same 384-bit encryption.
SRP: £51.05

STEGANOS SAFE
Distributor: Avanquest
Steganos Safe is the ultimate secure data storage solution. Lock down all your confidential business and personal documents, videos and photos in a highly secure virtual vault. It works just like a real safe, protecting your data from unauthorised third party access. Each Steganos Safe acts like a normal folder that can disappear or be discreetly hidden within another file on your request at the click of a button. You can only get to your sensitive data with the right password.
SRP: £30.62

CONTACT
Avanquest: 01480 496666
Entatech: 0333 101 1000
Exertis Gem: 01279 822 822
Exertis Micro-P: 01256 707070
F-Secure: 0845 8903300
Ingram Micro: 0871 973 3000
PXS Distribution: 0844 879 4212
Simms: 01622 852800
Spire Technology: 01202 828444
Target Components: 01977 739 300

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