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Kaspersky's product offering in the multi-device security market space is a response to many convergent forces. Although nobody ever doubted that Windows PCs are vulnerable, the market is beginning to understand that Macs are now vulnerable because the installed base is so massive that it is worthwhile for hackers to exploit. Likewise, the installed base of Android devices is getting the attention of hackers. You can argue about the relative security of Macs and Androids compared to Windows computers, however hackers have compromised Macs and Androids and even though you will never be able to have perfect security, at least you should protect every device that exposes you to data thieves. Products such as Kaspersky's Internet Security Multi-Device let you bring multiple computers and devices under the protection of a single license. You then can manage all of the devices from a single management console and when it comes time for renewal, you only make one transaction instead of separate transactions for each protected item.

When you buy Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device, the TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner, you will have one of the best computer security software products. You can select up to five devices to protect. The five devices can be any combination of Windows PCs, Apple computers and Android devices. Kaspersky security is strong. The feature set is attractive. Help and support are excellent.

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Multi-Device Protection
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10/10
Bitdefender Sphere
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Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device
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10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
5
4.4

Although Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device can protect Windows machines and Apple computers, it goes beyond computer protection to include Android tablets and Android smartphones. One purchase covers any combination of five devices that you can manage all together from your online Kaspersky account.

When Kaspersky participated in performance tests conducted by AV-Test in the summer of 2013, the Windows version turned in excellent scores in all three areas: detection and prevention of attacks from previously unknown malware and impact on system performance. It also scored well in a third area, usability. When AV-Test looks at usability, it runs tests to check the degree to which the security software accurately labels whether files are friendly or malicious. Kaspersky is consistently among the top three performers in AV-Test results and has remained among the leaders for years.

Features
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9.5/10
Bitdefender Sphere
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F-Secure SAFE
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AVG Premium Security
9.7
9.5
9.5
8.9
8.1
7.8
7.2
7
8.9
8.3

The PC portion of this computer protection software includes a firewall and parental controls. It also guards your digital identity, protects you from phishing attacks, and protects your online banking and shopping sessions. It prevents you from visiting dangerous sites and blocks banner ads. If you want to enter a password without falling victim to keyloggers, you can launch a virtual keyboard.

The Mac portion stops Mac, PC and Linux malware. It warns you about phishing attempts and dangerous links. It also has parental controls and a virtual keyboard.

The Android tablet and smartphone modules protect against malware and dangerous links. They also have antitheft features so that you can locate the device and use it to take pictures of the thief. You can wipe the data on the device remotely. The Android smartphone features add a phone-specific feature: the ability to filter unwanted calls and instant messages.

Help & Support
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7.5/10
Bitdefender Sphere
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F-Secure SAFE
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security
McAfee All Access
ESET Family Security Pack
Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete
G Data Total Security
AVG Premium Security
10
10
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
5
5
5
10

Kaspersky's support page provides many useful resources:

  • A knowledgebase
  • A virtual agent
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Installation and activation help
  • Tools and utilities
  • Virus-removal utilities
  • Downloads and upgrades
  • Access to your Kaspersky account
  • How-to videos
  • Access to a support professional via online form, telephone or online chat.

Technical support is free.

Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device Summary:
9.5/10

Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device is among the best internet security products if you want to protect multiple devices with a single product. The pieces work together, and you can manage them all from a single web account. You have one vendor to go to for customer support. Moreover, when it comes time for renewal, you have only one license to renew because all of your devices and computers are under the protection of a single license.

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Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device 2014

Pros
Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-device extends the security technology that works so well on Windows machines to include Mac and Android devices.

Cons
This Kaspersky product does not protect iOS devices.

The Verdict
: 9.53/10

Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device is an excellent way to bring Windows PCs, Macintosh computers and Android devices into the Kaspersky fold with a single product purchase.