IT security firm F-Secure has taken the wraps off the upcoming Internet Security 2010 (IS2010), the latest iteration of its desktop security application.
The new version has a completely revamped interface to make it more user friendly, and includes anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spam and anti-spyware as well as browser protection, parental controls and application controls.
Several changes have also been made behind the scenes. The installation now creates the basic framework for IS2010, and the first update then installs the latest versions of the protection engines and definitions. This is designed to keep the installation file size to a minimum, as well as create a more fluid infrastructure for the product as a whole, the firm said.
IS2010 uses a combination of locally stored data and cloud-based information to create what F-Secure calls its Real Time Protection Network to provide the most up-to-date protection possible.
F-Secure has also included a plug-in which provides web site safety ratings within the browser, so links appear with a colour-coded icon representing whether they are safe, suspicious, malicious or unknown. A large icon next to the address bar highlights any security details about the current site.
IS2010 will be compatible with the upcoming Windows 7, as well as XP and Vista, but support for Windows 2000 Professional has been dropped.
The package will be available from 3 September, and should sell for £39.95 for a three-PC licence.
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