Tag Archive: firewall

WordPress, one of the most popular avenues to publish, share and communicate with bloggers as well as readers in the open source community presents itself as a generally safe platform for broadcast. Though it is open to anybody and free, it is a safe place to open and share. But it never hurts to invest more in safety and in protection. The All in One WP Security and Firewall has gives you all that more. It is a safe plug in that gives your already safe platform four-wall protection that can shield you and your account to the utmost of its capacity. It has full strength security without slowing you down or disappointing you.  And here is why:

Features

  • A user accounts safety that alerts on you on possible glitches in the system that may occur in your log in and password. It detects admin usernames and similar login names and display names.
  • A user login security that gives you power against users with certain IP addresses. You can control, mesh and work everything up the way you want it to appear.
  • A user registration security that enables you to manually approve user accounts. This can help minimize the content of your SPAM inbox as well as to prevent bogus registrations.
  • A database security that schedule automatic back-ups and DB backups anywhere, anytime, without all the hassle.
  • A file system Security that views and monitors all host system logs from a single menu page
  • A blacklist option for those you want to block
  • A firewall functionality that is, for all intents and purposes, excellent
  • Login attack prevention
  • A Whols lookup for suspicious identities
  • A Security scanner that alerts you of suspicious looking strings and folders
  • Front end text Copy Protection
  • Updates and everything in between
  • Can work with other WordPress plugins
  • Many more
  • It’s FREE!

Who Can Use It?

  • Those who use WordPress and are looking for extra protection
  • Who want to have more options in user accounts
  • Who want overseeing platform
  • Who want to upgrade security and firewall capabilities

MORE

  • Keeps you protected at all times
  • Has lots of options
  • It’s free, need we say more?

In the end, we all want something that makes us feel secure and safe, even more when we already are. A safe platform is made safer by the All in One WP Security & Firewall. Share safer. Share better.

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safesurfingHello Friends,

I have received several questions regarding what  is the best solution for Safe Home Surfing. I thought this is a good time to put this matter to rest. The simple answer is that we need a software that has an antivirus solution and a firewall.

So what is the difference between Antivirus and Firewall you may ask?

The short  answer… Antivirus – To put it quite simply the antivirus is to take care and protect you against viruses and the Firewall is to make sure no Trojans or Spyware has passed through your antivirus and is sending confidential information out from your computer.

The longer answer that is depending on how computer literate you are is for example, if you receive an email that is a phishing attempt, would you recognize it? If not, you should use either some kind of anti phishing solution or have an antivirus that includes this protection. (Phishing is an attempt to send you to a fake website, looking like the real thing to trick you to reveal your login information. The criminal will then use this information to login to your real account and steal your money. These emails normally disguise themselves to be from banks, friends in your address book or online memberships.

Below I have described the different protection areas you may need . Then it’s up to you to see and decide with your knowledge what will be most suitable for your needs.

Antivirus – Protects you against malicious viruses that can damage the functionality of your computer.

Firewall – Will stop secretly installed software (virus, adware, spyware) that will contact servers outside your computer and send information about your computer and what you have stored there.

Antispam – to filter/block annoying emails coming to your inbox or sometimes warn you about the emails.

Anti phishing – warns about emails and websites that are trying to spoof information to make you reveal your passwords and also prevents personal information from leaking via e-mail, web or instant messaging.

Security – allows you to connect to any network anywhere and automatically modifies your firewall protection settings to suit your location. Also has a Wi-Fi monitor that helps prevent unauthorized persons to access your wi-fi network.

Privacy control – Privacy settings to make sure you don’t give out too much information when surfing.

Parental control – To restrict users from reaching certain websites for example block access to inappropriate websites and e-mail. Schedule and limits kids’ access to Internet and to applications.

New Parental Control Features in Bitdefender 2010

  • Newly added reporting system allowing parents to view what websites their children visit.
  • Moreover, parents can set specific time intervals in which their children are allowed to access the Internet or use certain applications.

I currently use the following security applications and I will share my tips which have worked with you:

BitDefender 2010 Internet Security –  I used to us it only for Antivirus and Firewall and had the antispam, privacy control and parental control turned off. The reason I did not use all functions is because I wanted my system to be affected as little as possible. Fortunately with the new release of Bitdefender 2010 you can have this items activated without affecting your computer speed at all!

Apart from that I also use Roboform to store my passwords. You can install a free version that allows you to store upto 10 logins. One reason is that if someone would be able to install a keylogger on my computer they would not see the passwords I enter anyways. Other reasons is that I can carry all my passwords between computers, but that’s not security related.

I also use adware a no-cost version to scan my computer for adware about once a month.

I would recommend Bitdefender Internet Security version.  Reason being  Bitdefender Internet Security will lock out  viruses, hackers & spam, while providing parental control and firewall protection. Unless you have need for the added hard disk maintenance functionality of  Bitdefender Total Security.  Total security has more of  hard disk functionality than security functionality really.

With Bitdefender Total Security you have the following additional features which are hard disk functionality:

.    Backup functionality
.    Remove registry entries
.    Delete files so that they are irrecoverable

Basically the Total security version of Bitdefender offers you a combination of computer protection and at the same time computer maintenance.

Until Next Time Keep yourself and Kids Surfing Safe 🙂

Malcolm – Your Bitdefender Guide