2013 Software Security Suites Tested & Ranked

Software SecurityIt has become fairly apparent that software security is a complicated and important issue these days. There are a lot of options if you’re looking to upgrade your security software to protect your devices and data. Which is the best you ask? The folks over at PCWorld and AV-Test checked out nine security suites both in the lab and in-the-wild to see which ones worked best. Here’s a bit of background on the process, from PCWorld:

AV-Test ran each suite through a comprehensive battery of tests to find out how well each would stand up to the worst malware currently in existence. AV-Test also performed speed testing to determine whether the suites will slow your PC to a crawl. We analyzed the data that AV-Test provided, and then tried each of the products ourselves to give you an idea of which suites you should go for—and which ones you should pass on.

These four suites rose to the top:

Best Overall: F-Secure Internet Security 2013
Best Protection: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013
Best Speed: Norton Internet Security
Best Interface: Norton Internet Security

The full PCWorld article is definitely worth checking out. It has sections that cover which suites were tested (and how they scored), why the winners came out on top, what the security suites don’t do and major security threats for 2013, among other things. And if you’re more concerned about mobile security, don’t discount this article or the suites they review, you might be surprised by some of the features available in the 2013 editions.

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