USB Mini Computer Is Security Specific
There are times when my Avast Home Edition Security Software seems to lock up for 3 to 5 minutes downloading the latest update or version. Although it’s not a lot of time, the repeated event grinds on my nerves. For that reason I was very pleased to read about the Yoggie Pico Security System.
The first of it’s kind, the Yoggie Pico device is a self contained mini computer on a USB stick which runs and manages 13 different security applications.
At first thought – doesn’t seem like much – why not load up 13 security applications on your computer and save a USB port? Well, the beauty lies within the combination of a self contained unit, a processor to run it self and the combination of hardware and software to protect your computer.
The Yoggie Pico houses an Intel Pentium level 520MHz platform and includes the following security appliations:
Anti Virus; Anti Spam; Anti Phishing; Anti Spyware; Intrusion Detection (IDS); Intrusion Prevention (IPS); Web and Mail Proxies; Firewall (stateful inspection); Web Filtering; Parental Content Control; Adaptive Security Policy; Multi-Layer Security Agent; Layer-8 Security Engine; VPN Client (PRO model only); VPN (available in the Pro model).
Reading all that, you quickly realize these applications take resources. To off-load that processing task to a stand-alone flash drive which acts as the gate-keeper to your computer system is nothing less than perfect.
The USB Security Suite will run $179 for the USB dongle and another $30ish for a yearly software security license. I sure hope Yoggie figures out a lifetime subscription fee – yearly programs don’t get as much grit with the consumers.
The Yoggie Security System is now available for under $99.