Best security devices for business reviewed

Computerworld Australia brings you a wrap of all the best security devices for business on offer

Computerworld Australia brings you a wrap of all the best security devices for business on offer.

Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free 8.3 There is only one real drawback to Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free 8.3. It doesn't provide real-time comprehensive protection, which means that to keep yourself safe, you'll have to regularly scan your system. (It provides basic real-time protection, but that doesn't include Registry protection, or real-time behaviour-based heuristic scanning.) For full real-time protection you can get the pay for Ad-Aware Internet Security Pro or the new, and more expensive, Ad-Aware Total Security.

Kingston DataTraveler 5000 (4GB) USB thumb drive The Kingston DataTraveller 5000 is an ultra-secure USB flash drive boasting government-approved encryption -- it's like carrying Fort Knox around in your pocket. On the downside, it's not the fastest thumb drive on the market and the 4GB capacity is bound to fill up fast.

Imation Defender F200 biometric flash drive (32GB) Overall, the choice of Imation's Defender F200 comes down to a matter of security options over performance. If you really like the idea of a biometrics reader, the F200 makes sense. But if you're concerned with performance, the IronKey has the F200 beat hands down.

AVG Internet Security 9.0 AVG Internet Security 9 provides strong protection against malware, but its interface needs improvement.

Panda Internet Security 2010 Panda Internet Security 2010's interface needs some work, and its detection of new malware doesn't keep pace with the top performers.

McAfee Internet Security 2010 McAfee Internet Security 2010 performed well at detecting and blocking malware. However, McAfee needs to improve its scan speed and performance, and to bolster its behavioural malware detection.

PC Tools Internet Security 2010 Despite a relatively thin set of features, PC Tools Internet Security 2010 is a very strong performer overall. If you're looking for an effective, easy-to-use suite, PC Tools' newest offering is well worth your consideration.

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