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The BlackArmor encrypted hard drive is tops for its intuitive out-of-the-box experience, good utilities bundle, and reasonable price.
The Aegis Bio encrypted hard drive has a fingerprint scanner and software that secures both the drive and the contents of your PC.
Kingston's encrypted drive provides ultimate data protection in a portable flash model, but for a steep price.
The solid, relatively inexpensive d2 Safe is one of the few encrypted hard drives suitable for both Macs and PCs.
Apricorn's Aegis Vault encrypted hard drive sports a convenient built-in USB cable.
The SanDisk Cruzer Contour U3 flash drive can take a licking and still maintain your data, but it lacks high-end encryption.
In the war against lost or stolen information, these secure, portable drives are the special forces.
The touch-screen controls on the Data Locker Pro encrypted drive look like a gimmick, but they make common tasks far easier.
Lenovo's cool, capable, and encrypted data-sharing device will appeal to business users and techies alike.
Using security software is more important than ever. Our tests of the latest all-in-one security suites show that good protection can shut down the nastiest viruses, spyware, and adware.
A mix of pluses and minuses lands McAfee's security suite only in the middle of the pack.
Trend Micro's suite fails at the most basic task of detecting and blocking malicious software. Not recommended.
Avira's security suite is a good choice for more-technical users who want the best detection but don't need phone support or parental controls.
BitDefender's security suite offers good protection for a great price if you're willing to put up with a few interface annoyances.
The Panda security suite covers all the bases with its features, and it scans quickly, but it lags behind some rivals at malware detection.