Kaspersky Security Cloud is a brand new suite of malware-hunting, anti-hacker, web safety tools for you, your family and most of your friends too.
Effectively Security Cloud is simply Kaspersky Total Security 2019 with even more flexibility. Yes, more.
Like Total Security, there's antivirus, browsing protection, a firewall exploit protection, a vulnerability scanner, parental controls, webcam and audio protection, online transaction protection, and more.
These features have real value, too. Independent testing labs such as AV-Comparatives typically rate Kaspersky as offering some of the best protection around.
There's the Software Updater, which checks for updates to common applications (Adobe Reader, Flash, Java, Chrome, Firefox, more), and can optionally install them without you having to see or do anything at all.
A "Secure Connection" feature is essentially a privacy-oriented VPN (virtual private network), automatically kicking in to protect you when using wifi hotspots, web banking sites and more.
An Installation Assistance tool looks out for adware and other pests that get silently installed with some "free" software, and the Software Cleaner helps you decide what to remove.
You also receive a password manager which synchronises your logins securely in the cloud. When you need to gain access to an account, your login details are accessible by you and you only, meaning you do not need to remember every password you used to access every account you have online.
So, what's the difference between Kaspersky Security Cloud and Total Security? The primary difference is the flexibility of the "Family" licence. You are able to add up to 20-devices, but these devices can be owned by anyone you know. You can secure your entire family from your Kaspersky Security Cloud and, if you have devices left over, invite your friends too!
Includes a 20-Device, 1-Year licence. Although Kaspersky Security Cloud - Family includes a 20-device licence, you can also allocate these devices to ANYONE, friend, family or someone you just know! So every member of your family can have their devices secured, plus some of your friends and work colleagues! It's the most flexible licence Kaspersky offers to end users.
Review by Mike Williams.