Heimdal PRO Review

Heimdal PRO – the security solution for everyone 

The Internet is not a safe place to navigate without a security software product installed on your computer. And you need more than an antivirus or a good firewall solution to keep your data safe from all kind of cyber attacks.

While no software security provides 100% protection, you can improve security and lower the chances of a malware infection by using a security software such as Heimdal PRO (20% discount inside).

Overview

Heimdal PRO is a security software product developed by Heimdal Security, a company focused on protecting both companies and home users from cyber-criminal actions, by keeping sensitive and valuable information safe. They are also partners in the No More Ransom project, along with Europol and other organizations, and winners of the “Most Educational Security Blog” award at the Infosecurity Europe 2016 event in London.

Heimdal PRO is a proactive security solution that enhances protection for users when they are online. It doesn’t aim at replacing your antivirus, but to complement it by adding extra security layers.

What can Heimdal PRO do for you?

Heimdal PRO is a security suite that includes three layers of protection against advanced malware, such as: ransomware, financial Trojans, adware, spyware, exploit kits and many other threats that antivirus solutions have a hard time detecting them in the first place, due to their file-based detection approach.

Unlike other security solutions,our second generation anti-malware software is proactive and does not rely on analyzing malware’s code or its behaviour, but monitoring online traffic and keeping your software up-to-date.

This short video explains how Heimdal PRO works and how can protect you from attacks that antivirus can’t block:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfEhVaBRyt8

 

Layers of protection:

Heimdal PRO is powered by 3 key engines that offer three layers of protection:

  1. traffic scanning & filtering with its DarkLayer GUARDTM feature will scan all your incoming and outgoing Internet traffic and sanitize it by blocking infected web domains and online ads, malicious content from legitimate websites and cybercriminal attacks.
  2. detecting and blocking advanced malware attacks (VectorN Detection) – this engine works proactively to detect and block hidden, second generation malware that tries to infect users’ endpoints or attempts to steal private data from the compromised system. All websites users are visiting are scanned and verified in a list of known malicious sites stored in Heimdal’s internal database.
  3. automatic and silent patching engine was designed to silently keep your software  applications and operating system up to date, and patched with the latest updates available.

 

I have an antivirus installed on my computer. Why do I need another security software product?

Antivirus software is more focused on providing protection against common types of viruses and online threats. An anti-malware solution like Heimdal PRO (20% discount inside) can cover a larger software solutions, such as anti-phishing, anti-spam, and is more focused on new and unknown malware attacks (zero-day malware), which are unknown and undetected by traditional antivirus products.

Heimdal PRO does not replace an antivirus product you have installed on your computer, but complement it to enhance your online protection.

Heimdal PRO works proactively and looks at your Internet traffic (HTTP, HTTPS and DNS – so not only what you type in your browser) to protect you and keep you safe from risky websites you might visit and other software exploits.

Antivirus, on the other side, works reactively and looks for files and actions inside your computer and find it difficult to detect second generation malware like ransomware or zero-days vulnerabilities.

Heimdal PRO works differently than an antivirus and offers an additional layer of protection which is not offered by your antivirus product. Both software products should be used complementary to close more security gaps and increase your cyber security.

 

Heimdal PRO is focused on proactive Internet security, while antivirus is focused on reactive security.

Heimdal PRO works with the vast majority of antivirus programs as there are no overlapping functions. It won’t slow down your computer or your Internet connection, so you won’t even feel it’s there. It will work silently in the background to keep your computer safe from next generation malware threats.

Heimdal PRO is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (both 32 and 64 bit versions), and needs Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 to work.

Heimdal PRO comes with a free 30-day trial or, if you decide to buy it, you can get a 20% discount here.