- Continuously Checks Status of Key Security Features/Programs
- Assigns Security Score
- Offers Recommendations
Active Security Monitor examines each computer on a user’s home network in eight important areas: firewall, virus protection, spyware protection, Windows/browser updates, wireless security, P2P software, and PC utilities. In each area, Active Security Monitor checks to see if that type of program exists, and if so, whether it is currently running and has been recently updated. View functional diagram.
AOL Launches Free Software To Improve PC Security For All Internet Users
Dulles, VA — June 8, 2006 — AOL today launched Active Security Monitor, a free downloadable program that continuously checks the status of key security programs – including anti-virus, firewall, spyware protection, wireless security, and Windows/browser updates – on a user’s home computer. Active Security Monitor assigns a Security Score to each PC on the user’s network, and it offers specific recommendations based on the scan’s results to improve user security.
“The secret to security is information,” said John McKinley, President of AOL’s Digital Services division. “Most people don’t have all of the core security protections they need and, worse, don’t realize how vulnerable they are. Not having updated virus, spyware, and firewall protection is like locking your front door, but leaving your windows and back door wide open. Active Security Monitor takes an entirely new approach to computer security by regularly checking to ensure that all of the core protections are active and up to date, and it extends that critical information to home networked environments.”
Product received positive review…
I don’t count myself a fan of AOL, and so initially was leery about downloading and using this free tool. But what I found surprised me: It’s a simple, straightforward piece of software that looks at the security of your PC, reports on what it finds, and makes recommendations. – PCWorld