Security, virus, capability

c308682

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So many "security" apps and services there must be overlap but I'm not certain:

Router with WPA or other security;
Bitdefender Box-type security devices;
Bitdefender app antivirus;
VPN;
etc.

How do I fully understand the capabilities and limitations of the different offerings; what features overlap or duplicate entirely; and what really works?

Thank you
 

kanewolf

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Each of the examples have different audiences and different capabilities.

Some background from you on the type of environment you are trying to secure would be helpful. Obviously an office environment with 50 users is different from a home with a laptop and phone.
 

kanewolf

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Each of the examples have different audiences and different capabilities.

Some background from you on the type of environment you are trying to secure would be helpful. Obviously an office environment with 50 users is different from a home with a laptop and phone.
 

androbourne

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Everything you listed are indepent security features or devices that do not overlap and provide completely different security protections.

You will need to study up on each one to understand how it works. There is not just one crash course about security that will inform you on everything. That's what security professionals are a thing.

I would advise you google your questions but that is what anyone here will do. Is google the questions for you and simple give you links to read up on.
 

androbourne

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Everything you listed are indepent security features or devices that do not overlap and provide completely different security protections.

You will need to study up on each one to understand how it works. There is not just one crash course about security that will inform you on everything. That's what security professionals are a thing.

I would advise you google your questions but that is what anyone here will do. Is google the questions for you and simple give you links to read up on.
 

JoshRoss

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Pretty much with Andro on this one. All of your mentioned applications cover different fields of security. If you do want to know what is overlapping and what isn't, a thorough research on the subjects is good. As Andro mentioned, explaining everything here..... Would take far too long.

Also what works and what you need are different concepts. Everything works in their environment, just if it is going to be useful to you, it's a whole other story.
 

Avast-Team

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The devices on your list are all mostly "separate" but they would combine to provide a security environment, and there might be some overlap. Also, security isn't necessarily limited to this list either ;) But, here are some more details:

Router with WPA encryption: Specifically, you want WPA2 encryption plus secure settings overall; limiting outside access, fully up-to-date with latest firmware and patches if there are any, etc.

"box-type" security devices: This could mean a hardware firewall, or similar. This is the one area where there may be overlap in a sense.

AV/security software: Depending on the option you pick, it may include features such as a firewall, anti-spam, etc. and can cover many security layers. (https://www.avast.com/nextgen for more info)

VPN: This would be to help protect your online privacy by masking your public IP and encrypting your connections. (https://www.avast.com/secureline-vpn is our solution, you can find more info on VPN's in general here)
 
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