McAfee PGP Personal Security

E-mail may be convenient and simple to use, but it isn't secure. One way to combat this is to use encryption, ensuring that if messages are intercepted during transmission they remain indecipherable.

McAfee PGP Personal Security protects sensitive data using advanced encryption algorithms like Rijndael and Twofish. In addition to securing e-mail, the most notable new features in this release are a firewall, instant messaging plug-in and file erase utility.

PGP Personal Security protects instant messaging applications by integrating with ICQ versions 99b and 2000a. It can also fully erase all data in a deleted file by overwriting it completely with random information, rendering it irrecoverable.

To protect your computer from external attacks from the Internet, PGP's firewall offers six predefined levels of protection. This creates a dual-layer security perimeter, combining both intrusion detection and automatic blocking of hostile traffic. As well as notifying the user of any attempted intrusion, PGP's tracking system enables the user to see at a glance the IP address of the hostile machine. This can be used to inform the ISP of the original source of attack, enabling remedial action to be taken. Once the attack has been detected, PGP lets you optionally block all further traffic from the identified machine.

PGP's main attraction is its versatility and ease of use. All its security features are available at the touch of a button and, once encrypted, even James Bond would find it difficult to gain access to your secrets.

McAfee PGP Personal Security

3.5 stars; Price: $89; Vendor: Network Associates International; Phone: 1800 644 646; URL: www.mcafee.com

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