F-Secure has a range of useful apps in their portfolio including F-Secure Booster, Key, Freedome and Safe — but they’re all standalone products you need to buy individually.
This week, the company announced a new product that combines their VPN (Freedome) and Internet Security (Safe) apps into a single subscription, and it’s called F-Secure Total Security & Privacy. Costing £79.99 a year with cover for 3 devices, including Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.
F-Secure Freedome — the VPN, or Virtual Private Network — makes it simple to encrypt your data on a public WiFi network, change your virtual location so that you can access geo-restricted content (like TV shows/movies) and block malicious websites or tracking attempts. You can read more about Freedome here. And with F-Secure Safe, you’ll have the right tools to protect the entire family from cyber security threats, such as viruses, identity theft, scams and online predators.
According to Sean Sullivan, security advisor at F-Secure, packaging the capabilities of these two products is a logical way to make comprehensive protection more affordable to people and families with a number of different devices. “I, and I think most people, have a cross-platform household – I use several different devices with different operating systems on a daily basis. Buying separate products to protect iOS, Windows, Macs and whatever else isn’t just expensive, but it means you have to get used to different pieces of software designed to do the same thing. So bundling protective measures into packages to run on different devices is more economical and more user friendly, both of which are good for security.”
You can still buy each of these separately from the F-Secure website, with some of their latest features including:
- Silent upgrades that ensure software is automatically updated with the latest capabilities (Safe for PC)
- Parental controls now available on all supported platforms (Safe)
- Improved installation on all platforms (Safe)
- Ability to create Wi-Fi hotspots with Android devices while VPN is turned on (Freedome)