Taking security out of the hands of the average user is a good way of increasing system security. That's my opinion on the matter, the greatest security risk is most of the time the human sitting in front of the computer. The Yoggie Pico is a security device with 13 security applications in USB format that runs Linux and handles all network traffic of the computer.
The benefits of this solution are twofold. First it frees system resources of the computer because the on board processor is handling those applications. All the necessary files to run are stored in read only memory and transferred to the system memory at system boot which means that any possible changes are reset when booting the system for the next time.
A licensed included version of Kaspersky anti-virus is keeping the system virus free while other systems protect the computer against various threats like IP spoofing, DNS attacks, Phishing and Spyware. Add to that Parental Controls and Web Filtering and you got a complete security solution for your PC or laptop.
All of this sounds really nice but what happens if something goes wrong ? What if the web filter is filtering a website that the user wants to visit ? Does he then have to configure the web filter in Linux ? What about the firewall ? That would be a major concern for me.
Yoggie Pico Personal is currently available at Amazon for $127.49, the business edition adds a secure VPN and sells for $139.99 at Amazon. The license has to be renewed each year which costs $30 for the personal and $40 for the business edition.Advertisement
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