Top 5 Security Software Systems
With countless, deadly viruses penetrating the internet, downloading a software system to protect your computer is extremely vital in allowing a company to run smoothly. Of course like anything other necessities, when it comes to security software consumers have a bevy of choices. There’s McAfee, Norton and AVG, long time established top names in security software. There are other lesser known products that are just as, if not more, effective than the big dogs.
Which one is the right one? There’s probably no right answer but Business Review USA will certainly give it a shot. Here are our Top 5 Security Systems.
1. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
A relative newcomer to the security software game, Kaspersky has gained steam in the last few years. Kaspersky is a little more expensive than some of the other security software systems (although if you do some searching, you can find it for approximately $20). However, it’s one of the best and also with it, one license can run on three computers (thus it’s actually a lot cheaper for small business owners). Easy installation is only one reason for its high marks. Its performance is bar-none, its Urgen Detection System is one of the best real-time virus deteciton systems out there. It uses the anonymous data of 10 million Kaspersky customers who voluntarily submitted their system to be scanned by Kaspersky's central servers for analysis. For this reason, it seems to be the most effective.
2. AVG 9.0
One of the most popular anti-virus internet security software companies around, AVG has been delivering the goods for a while now. Currently you can download AVG 9.0 for free on its website. This software has been generally consistent with the same interface and having used previous renditions, that’s a good thing. While AVG’s latest is the fastest version yet, it’s still not the speediest on the market. Nonetheless, it’s probably the most effective. With AVG’s LinkScanner, real time protection is available. As soon as you click on a link, LinkScanner determines if there is a nasty virus hiding in there. This is definitely something you can get used to.
3. McAfee 2010
Unlike AVG, which has stayed fairly consistent, McAfee has undergone drastic changes to improve its place in the market. On name value alone, McAfee is one of the biggest in the security game. However, many experts have panned some of its earlier products for unreliability and confusing interface. The latest 2010 version of McAfee has a much easier to navigate interface. Similar to AVG’s LinkScanner, McAfee has an Active Protection (Artermis) to detect problems as soon as they occur. However, one advantage to McAfee’s is it’s faster and doesn’t slow down your computer. Anti-theft is another thing that McAfee thrives at, its Anti-Theft File Protection password protects vital information on your PC.
4. Norton 2010
One of the biggest issues people have had in the past with Symantec’s Norton products was its lethargic processing, which would often slow up the whole computer. In their 2009 version, Norton made a decent amount of progress on this problem. In 2010, they’ve modified it even further to improve its efficiency. A new behavioral detection engine called Quorum has increased the software’s protection capabilities. One of Norton’s biggest strengths is the fact it’s not that complicated. Many other antivirus software systems will confuse you to death with their threat explanations. Norton is not like that, it’s pretty easy to understand what the problem is when you’re dealing with their software. Norton offers a free 30-day trial for anyone who wants to give a try.
5. IOBit Security 360
The relative unknown of the group is one of the most effective software security systems. This free software is extremely fast, effective and features a user friendly interface. The software’s exceptional "Dual-Core" engine and the heuristic malware detection, has helped IOBit detect the most complicated spam, malware and viruses on the internet. Again, the best part is how easy it is to use. The main interface screen has four tabs: overview, scan, protection and tools. With the tools tab, users get various security tools like a Passive Defense that disables cookies in Firefox and Internet Explorer and ActiveX in IE as well as an Unlock and Delete tool for getting rid of files your system thinks are in use.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.