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Top 5 Information and Data Security Software

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There are so many dangers arising out of the internet to our personal information today. This calls for an urgent need of data security software. Only proper security software that offers more than enough features to protect your information can be trusted today. There are a lot of information security software available on the internet, but we can't be sure of the extent of security they may provide.

Read on to find the best security software to protect your PDF information so that you can create and share important documents safely without fretting. We have also listed 5 alternatives.

Part 1The Best Data Security Software

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PDFelement for Business is a software that lets business create a PDF document from several other formats, include and effectively protect sensitive information. There is no loophole at all with PDFelement that can give way to a possibility of risk. It involves all features of creating, converting, merging, splitting, protecting, annotating PDF files and that too in the easiest and secure way. It is easy to use the tool and also very cost efficient at the same time. Some highlights:

  • Protect your PDF file with a unique password
  • High-level encryption option to prevent editing
  • You can set permissions to stop unauthorized access
  • Redaction option lets you blur out sensitive information
  • Create your legal and unique digital ID and insert it in documents
  • Creation of forms and also allows form filling
  • Effortless and various sharing options

1. How to Password Protected PDF

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Click on "Protect" tab and then click on "Password". Select "Require a password to open the document". Then input your preferred password in "Password" field and then again in "Confirm Password" field to confirm the password.

2. How to Redact PDF Confidential Information

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To redact sensitive information in the PDF file, click on "Protect" tab and then select "Mark for Redaction". Drag the pointer to select an area to redact and click "Apply Redactions". Click "Okay" on the message box to approve redaction.

Part 2Other Top 5 Information and Data Security Software

1. Zonealarm

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Zonealarm created awareness for data security and using a firewall. This security software comes with advanced configuration options for network zones. Advanced control options for programs are also offered.


  • Asks for giving internet connectivity permissions to programs
  • Creates a log to document every activity of the computer
  • Console screen can be password protected


  • Can't protect data inside a document
  • Some programs don't work with Zonealarm
  • The free version is not suitable for businesses

2. Avast

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Avast is long known for protecting home PCs from viruses and wares. Avast Antivirus is a free security software solution that you can utilize on your personal computer. It is not a very heavy kind of software that put pressure on the RAM. It kills the viruses and scans your computer regularly.


  • Neat and clean user interface
  • Virus detection capabilities are strong
  • Comes with a lot of features and tweaks


  • Can't digitally sign documents or protect data in them
  • Infested with pop-ups and ads
  • Need to make an account to continue use after a month

3. AVG Anti-Rootkit

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Rootkit is one of the nastiest kind of computer viruses. It is so advanced that much anti-malware software fails to detect it. AVG Anti-Rootkit software is an antivirus specializing in finding and killing malicious rootkits. It saves your PC from being taken over without your notice.


  • Performs well on tests
  • Carries a full scan in a good speed
  • Considerably nice anti-phishing


  • Can't protect tampering of business documents
  • No support for MAC
  • Can have better customer support

4. Spyware Blaster

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Some advanced viruses and spyware use the guise of ActiveX controls to install themselves. Spyware blaster protects your computer against this. This program works with different web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, etc. to make sure no spyware is downloaded into the computer.


  • Free manual updates options
  • It runs via your browser
  • Works with Vista


  • No facility to protect documents
  • Doesn't work with updated versions of Firefox
  • Takes a lot of time to set up and use

5. Mcafee Siteadvisor

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We never know what bad link we click on. McAfee is a trusted name. It installs as a toolbar or a plugin in the browser and advises you of the sites you visit as safe, questionable or unsafe.


  • Adds an extra security layer to your computer
  • Works with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer
  • It can detect dangerous sites before you visit them


  • No facility to protect business documents and information
  • Doesn't work properly with updated version of Internet Explorer
  • Can try to alter the search engine that you use
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Published: Nov 10,2016 15:51 pm / Updated: Jul 05,2017 14:44 pm

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