Total Defense Internet Security Suite is one of the internet security suites that passed the VB100 certification test in October 2012 when it earned a 2012 Global Excellence Award in the Anti-Malware, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Software categories by Info Security Products Guide. Total Defense also achieved 2012 certifications from West Coast Labs and ISCA Labs.
Test results aside, Total Defense Internet Security Suite does provide a full security suite. This software includes parental controls, a firewall, antispam, antiphishing, network protection, and antivirus detection and removal. It also includes additional useful tools such as incremental backup, data migration and identity protection. The parental controls are particularly easy to use. If you want to monitor your system status, Total Defense can give you reports that show system alerts and user activity. Monthly reports are available that consolidate the protection events and system alerts. With this security software, you can create user profiles for each of your children and unique internet access profiles as well as limiting the amount of time they spend online. Another positive aspect of a Total Defense license is that the introductory purchase level can protect up to three computers for one year. This security suite includes a high level of compatibility and integrates with Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines.
We found this software simple to use. You can easily configure parental controls and schedule custom scans. Should you need assistance you can contact Total Defense toll-free by telephone, email form or chat. If you would like help with installing the software, Total Defense provides it 24/7 and for free. You can also find answers to common questions in the FAQs section or community forum. They also provide product information on their blog or via Facebook or YouTube. Total Defense actively posts security information on Twitter as well. They do not however provide customer support via Twitter or Facebook.
Total Defense Internet Security Suite includes all the necessary modules to qualify as an internet security suite. So, rather than restricting its capabilities to antimalware detection and removal, it includes extra-strength security features such as a firewall, network protection and antiphishing capabilities. It also includes parental control features and incremental backup and data migration utilities. Unfortunately there are no AV-Test results yet.
This suite has some useful extra tools, including incremental backup, a data migration tool, parental controls and USB drive scanning.
All major antivirus testing agencies have not tested this internet security suite.
Total Defense Internet Security Suite should be involved in more third-party tests.