Those in need of a solid security program for their multi-computer setups at home have a new product to consider, as Kaspersky has just released its Pure Total Security suite. The software was previously announced a few weeks ago at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Pure Total Security comes equipped with many of the features found in the acclaimed Kaspersky Internet Security suite, as well as some new additions that can help offer some peace of mind to users on their home systems.
Perhaps the highlight of Pure Total Security's features is its ability to give a user total control over security on multiple computers in their home. Dubbed Home Network Control, this feature is one of the many improvements in Pure Total Security over Kaspersky's Internet Security 2011 software. You can control the security settings on other computers within your home's local area network that have Pure installed and running. You can tweak security policies for various computers, run virus scans, and perform backups. Concerned parents can also adjust and monitor parental controls on multiple computers. Home Network Control can be accessed and controlled remotely. Remote access will only work if you are connected via a virtual private network, however.
To continue with the aforementioned backup feature, Pure Total Security is the first program from Kaspersky to offer North American users capabilities in the form of local backup management. Backups can be run and managed with ease, as Kaspersky integrated its Crypto-Storage program with Pure.
Other new and improved features over Internet Security 11 are headlined by a Password Manager that allows users to securely maintain and remember various passwords for different sites. Kaspersky solicited the help of Lamantine's StickyPassword technology in developing the Password Manager. In addition to giving users plenty of control over their passwords, the manager also has an option where users can export encrypted passwords to other computers using a USB stick.
Besides the Password Manager, Pure also comes with the virtual File Shredder feature that will rid your system of deleted files irreversibly for increased protection of sensitive data. Sensitive data can be stored and transferred safely using the program's Encrypted Data Vaults feature, which is the final upgrade over Internet Security 11.
In addition to its new features, Pure Total Security is also packed with plenty of solid features from Internet Security 11. It offers real-time protection against spyware and viruses that increase their presence on a daily basis. The software also has a two-way firewall for added protection versus hacking attacks. Email protection comes in the form of anti-spam filters, and anti-phishing technology is included to protect you from hackers trying to dupe you into revealing personal information. Last, but not least, is Pure's Safe Run feature, which lets users access suspicious websites, emails, files, or applications with limited risk.
Pure Total Security is now available for download from Kaspersky's website. One year of protection for up to three PCs costs $89.95, while a two-year protection plan goes for a discounted rate of $139.95.
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