Keep Your Work Safe

How important is security software for laptop protection? Very. Ensuring your device has the protection it needs in defense against viruses, malware, spyware, and all other agents that do computers harm is extremely necessary. VAIO technicians and developers keep security in the forefront of their minds whenever designing a new, high-quality, durable device, with Signature Edition PCs and other options free of junkware and trialware .

VAIO’s reviewed the top five security platforms and software options currently on the market in order to make an informed decision about laptop protection.

Symantec Norton Security Premium

Symantec Norton Security Premium is a security suite celebrated for covering all protection bases. Its award-winning parental controls can be added to create a cross-platform suite. Features include a smart firewall, optimal blocking of malicious URLs, antiphishing test scores, password management, spam filtering, and performance optimization. The system also features 25GB of online backup.

Kaspersky Total Security

This Tom’s Guide Editor’s Choice is packed with security defenses, including more anti-malware and protection features than most other Windows antivirus products. Kaspersky Total Security is capable of detecting and eliminating dangerous malware at a fantastic rate, and includes features such as webcam protection, a military-grade file shredder, a secure shopping and banking browser, and a performance booster. There’s no ‘scan’ button, but a scan is merely two clicks from the main screen.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2016

Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 offers the stellar combination of antispam, antiphishing, and outstanding antivirus elements to provide VAIO enthusiasts with a variety of integrated, easily manageable security features. The security system is known for its success in lab tests and ability to perform with little effort, as well as its detail-driven spam filter. Other laptop protection features include a highly secure firewall, password management, secure browser, and ransomware protection. The system’s parental controls have recently undergone an update, though the controls are still arguably Bitdefender’s one weak point.

Avast Premier 2016

Avast Premier 2016 is another solid option featuring a user-friendly format and excellent anti-virus protection. Other outstanding security features include a highly secure browser and a file shredder. The security software isn’t quite as comprehensive as its top counterparts, due to a lack of parental and password management controls; however, its ease of use, antivirus protection, and relatively low cost make it a viable option. The scanner is a bit slow, but it’s still considered a quality product for home network use, ideal for the young, ambitious entrepreneur just starting out with their VAIO S.  

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete (2016)

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete features a high-quality, solid antivirus element, as well as a plethora of security-related features, including a sandbox tool for running suspect programs safely and manual malware removal. However, these features are best left alone unless you have a tech support genius sitting next to you giving instructions. The firewall’s default feature defends against unknown programs only when the system is infected but is applauded for its ability to block direct attacks. Additional features include 25GB of online storage, a Lastpass-based password manager, and system cleanup.

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out on your own or if you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder, you should never skimp on security. Investing in a high quality machine is one piece to your professional puzzle, keeping all of your hard work safe is another. Obtain the security system that best suits your VAIO laptop and keep your investment safe and secure.