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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

PC Magazines Publishes Part I of its Internet Security Suite Smackdown

PC Magazines Publishes Part I of its Internet Security Suite Smackdown

PC Magazine USA published the results of its first round testings of eight leading Internet Security Suite products. Norton Internet Security 2007 by Symantec was given the Editor's Choice award.

Here are some reasons why NIS 2007 became the winner:

PROS:
Intelligent firewall handles program control without bothering users. Powerful antivirus is as effective against spyware as the best standalones. Better interface, smaller performance hit than previously.

CONS:
Real-time antispyware allows low-risk spyware until reconfigured. Optional privacy and parental control features less flexible and powerful than previously. Antispam misses too much.

BOTTOM LINE:
The NIS 2007 firewall, antivirus, and antispyware all offer world-class protection. Optional antispam, privacy, and parental control modules are relatively weak, but that's better than having the strong antispam and weak antispyware of ZoneAlarm. And I love the firewall's silent but lethal program control—no popups!

Other security suite products tested include: CA Internet Security Suite 2007, Kaspersky Internet Security 6, McAfee Total Protection, Panda Internet Security 2007, Trend Micro Internet Security 2007, Windows Live OneCare and ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5.

The full article "Security Suite Smackdown, Part I" is available here.



   
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