Windows security is a big deal these days. It's hard to keep up with all of the viruses and spam and other malicious things which threaten Windows. Protection software can be expensive, too. On top of that cost, as much as 30% of system resources can be devoted to protecting against these threats, according to Yoggie, maker of the Yoggie Gatekeeper Pico. This tiny computer plugs into a Windows-based computer, and the driver offloads network traffic onto the device so it can be scanned for threats. Let's check it out.
Features and Specifications
- Intrusion Detection System
- Intrusion Prevention System
- Firewall (Stateful Inspection)
- Parental Control
- Transparent Email and Web Proxies
- Adaptive Security Policy
- Multi-Layer Security Agent
- Layer-8 Security Engine
- 128 MB RAM
- 520 MHz Processor
The packaging calls the Yoggie Gatekeeper Pico the "ultimate all-in-one Internet Security Suite" and "Pentagon-level protection in the palm of your hand." The inside flap shows the benefits of the device graphically, and emphasizes the physical separation of threats from the system.
The rear of the box goes on to further emphasize the protections offered and calls it a "revolution in PC security." Inside the box is the device, an extra cap, a manual with key for Kapersky AV, and a CD.
The Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro is approximately the size of a standard USB Flash drive. It has the Yoggie logo on the front and three status icons with LED lights behind them. I compared with the Kingston DataTraveler Secure 2GB Flash Drive for size comparison.
The reverse size is silver. There's a clip, perhaps for clipping it to one's shirt pocket. That'd top the geekiness scale pretty quick. The USB port is standard and takes up just little more room than a key. It makes for a tight squeeze with Flash drives.