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Editorial Feature - Computer Security - BitDefender and Trend Micro

Part two of our series on computer security looks at products from BitDefender and Trend Micro. Check it out.
Published: Feb 19, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
Tucows Editorial Feature

Computer Protection

BitDefender and Trend Micro

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder


Part of the editorial series on computer protection

Lots of Choices

Last week we looked at two of the oldest products designed for computerprotection, McAfee and Norton. In the early days of personal computersthese were your only choices. Today, however, there are a number ofexcellent products that you can pick from. Excellent alternativesinclude products from BitDefender and Trend Micro. Todaywe'll take a look at them.

BitDefender Internet Security

This package sells for $49.99 US for a 1 year subscription for 1 PC, andyou can get 2 years for 2 PC's for only $69.95.

BitDefender Internet Security is a full-featured package theprovides you with protection from all of the threats on the Internet.The protection includes:

  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spyware
  • Firewall
  • Rootkit Protection
  • IM and Peer-to-Peer
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Parental Controls
  • And more!

BitDefender Internet Security constantly monitors your system andprevents viruses from invading your machine. It has a new feature called"B-HAVE" that creates another layer of security inside yourcomputer. This allows BitDefender to detect threats that aren'tcurrently known.

BitDefender Internet Security also monitors instant messages andpeer-to-peer (file sharing) applications so you don't get infected thatway. It protects you from rootkits, watches Internet traffic, and alsodetects SPAM in your email. The Parental Controls module lets youlimit time on the Internet as well as what sites can be visited.BitDefender Internet Security is a full-featured product you canget at a reasonable price.

Trend Micro Internet Security 2007

This package sells for $49.95 for 1 year and you can protectthree PC's with one license. Really a very good deal.

Trend Micro Internet Security also covers the full range ofInternet threats. It detects viruses, spyware, worms, rootkits, andmore. It also includes a firewall and protects you againstInternet fraud. The program has a command console that lets you monitorthe security for all the computers on your network and it can even helpsecure your wireless network.

Trend Micro Internet Security protects you from all of the knownthreats and also gives you more. It has Parental Controls,filters URLs, scans your email, watches for "phishing", and still more.It comes with some exciting extras at no extra charge. TrnasactionGuard gives you extra protection when you're shopping online andTrend Micro Mobile Security can protect some cell phones. Onereally slick feature is Remote File Lock. With this you create avault on your computer where you store important documents. Ifyour computer is ever stolen, you can go to the Trend Micro Web site,enter your password, and the vault is immediately locked. That meansthat whoever has your computer can't access those documents.

Summing It Up

Products from BitDefender and Trend Micro are powerfultools that can keep your computers protected from Internet threats. Whenit comes to computer security remember that you always havealternatives. Look at products and pick the one that gives you the mostprotection at the best price. Next week we'll finish up this series oncomputer security with some other products and a summary. I hope you'lljoin me.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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