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Internet Security & Utility Suites
These suites combine multiple features into a single product from one or more vendors. There are tradeoffs in using these products. It is convenient to have several features bundled together. Dealing with one vendor may be easier for upgrades and support. If the parts of a suite have trouble getting along, the vendor may be more likely to fix the problem since it's harder to say that its not their fault. If you have three home computers, a 3 license suite may save you money and reduce the work installing and maintaining your security software. On the other hand, these suites may not have every security and privacy feature that you need or want. A suite may have several strong features mixed with some weaker ones.
Virus Suite Problems
Security suits are very broad in their design because they generally cover five main elements of protection which are:
Because of this it is not uncommon to find problems with these suits such as:
Rectifying the Problems
The best way to go when setting up a chosen suite is to be prepared to drill in (or explore your options) to see what can be turned off e.g.
Systematically turn the whole suite off, running a test then turn each feature on and test until your problem area is found. Preparedness to spend time configuring and testing is the key to successful solving security suite problems.
Written by ASC Consultants on 11 Jan 2008