Bitdefender Total Security is a security software that works to protect a wide range of electronic devices regardless of operating system. Protection can be obtained across multiple devices, such as a Windows computer, an Android phone, or a macOS tablet.
Bitdefender Total Security does not use a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to preventing and addressing cyber attacks. Instead, Bitdefender Total Security utilizes safeguards unique to each device’s operating system such as Vulnerability Assessment for Windows devices, 24/7 Cloud-Based Guard Duty for masOS devices, and Web Protection for Android devices. Bitdefender Total Security’s specialized safeguards are organized by function across three categories: protection, performance, and privacy.
Tools listed under the protection category are centered around protecting electronic devices from cyber attacks, such as preventing fraud and phishing. More options are available for Windows devices than any other operating system. Tools listed under performance are intended to keep the device’s operating system running at peak performance by providing details and methods on how to optimize a device.
Finally, Bitdefender Total Security’s tools under privacy are more than just protection for personal files. These tools also include the ability to monitor and to prevent hackers from enabling webcams and taking pictures of users without their knowledge. The tools also track passwords and credit card information, as well as gauge the security of a Wi-Fi network and router.
Bitdefender Total Security protects against spyware, malware, ransomware, and other forms of cyber attacks. Included in this protection is Bitdefender VPN which works to protect online privacy and personal information. This basic form of Bitdefender VPN handles a monthly traffic of 6GB but can be upgraded to a premium version that allows unlimited traffic. Security can be specialized further with Bitdefender Parental Control, allowing the screening of content for younger eyes.
All of these protections are expected to work in the background of a device without compromising the device’s system performance. With Bitdefender Total Security Family Pack, fifteen devices can be protected at once while Bitdefender Small Office Security offers protection across twenty devices at once.
Bitdefender Total Security was Editor’s Choice for PCMag in August of 2020 and for TechRadar in September of 2020. AV-Comparatives labeled the program as an “Outstanding Security Product” in January of 2021. Compared to other cybersecurity, Bitdefender Total Security was rated the highest in offering the best protection against infections with a score of 5.94 on a six-point scale. Using the same point system and rivaling cybersecurity, Bitdefender Total Security was rated the highest for having the lowest impact on system performance while running on a device.
Bitdefender Total Security relies on a monthly subscription to provide its services, with a rate as $3.75 a month. Year-long subscriptions are also available for purchase with plans for one, two, and three years. Committing to a subscription plan is not necessary, however, in order to determine whether or not this product is as effective as advertised. A 30-day trial of the full version of Bitdefender Total Security is available for download.