Trustport's roots date back to 1991 in the Czech Republic when the company was part of AEC Company (Association for Electronics and Computers), and their products were sold under AEC's label.
By 2008, Trustport gained a lot of experience in the field of IT security software and therefore established itself as an independent firm for IT solutions and services.
One reason that Trustport became a standalone IT establishment is because Cleverlance Group, a CEE company that specializes in IT products and services in the financial, corporate, and TELCO branches, signed an acquisition agreement with AEC for Cleverlance to become the new owner. Cleverlance decided to form Trustport as a new company from AEC's development department with Jiří Mrnuštík as the CEO.
Today, Trustport's goal is to safeguard the online security, communications, and data of its customers across the globe with tools fit for home users and large enterprises. The tools include encryption technologies, anti-spam trackers, and AL techniques that monitor unusual behavior so that Trustport picks up on known and unknown threats, spam, and other suspicious activities.
Key Points about Trustport
Trustport's antivirus engine contains two outsourced antivirus engines licensed by Bitdefender and AVG, which means it has excellent security technology when it comes to malware detection and protection.
The company works on a 30-day free trial policy, and it offers a 30-day no-asked money-back guarantee.
Trustport has 3 home user products, namely: Antivirus Sphere, Internet Security Sphere, and Total Protection Sphere. There is also USB Antivirus Sphere and the Mobile Security Sphere for Android users.
Businesses and large enterprises can also trust in Trustport with the packages designed for servers and that cover all workstations.
Since 2006, many independent antivirus labs such as Virus Bulletin, West Coast Labs, and PC Security Labs have tested TrustPort and given the products high marks. Antivirus Sphere repeatedly wins Virus Bulletin Test Lab VB100 awards for performance.
The system requirements are OS Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 on a Pentium IV processor with 512 MB of Ram and 200 MB of free disk space.
Many antivirus vendors offer a Full, Quick, and Custom scanner. Trustport takes these options a littler further by fine-tuning the scans. Users have the choice to scan all disks, removable media, local (non-network disks), a selected folder, or the registry. The Scan All Disks scanner took about 15 minutes to complete and the second scan took around the same amount of time.
Installation doesn't take too long.
The interface is now cleaner with a bit of a makeover. The main window has been realigned, but it still has big buttons to launch scans, to check for updates, and to view logs. The colors are neutral and the configuration options are simple to use.
When ransomware takes over a PC or if Windows won't reboot because it is damaged by malware, it definitely isn't fun and a user will need a rescue disk to solve the problem. Trustport offers a rescue CD feature like most antivirus providers, but unlike most of them, Trustport's rescue disk boots Windows PE and not Linux. What this means is that users have to install the Windows Automated Installation Kit before the CD is created. The good thing is that users will be in a familiar environment.
The online manual is definitely one of the best out there!
Trustport also uses what is called the application inspector which always runs in the background in order to monitor suspicious behavior in the registry and file system. This inspector safeguards the OS from any threats and damage that could result from unknown screensavers and toolbars. I must point out that this behavior-based application inspector isn't the most accurate because it isn't based on a detection system analyzer that works with aggregate behavior. This means that it blocks good and bad programs equally and carries out this action based on a single action only. Most users will just click OK and then valid programs will be banned.
Another issue is the that Trustport's software doesn't block fraudulent and malicious URLs and there are too many false positives. This, combined with the overactive behavior scanner and the fact that the company withholds web-based malware protection unless one gets the full security suite, makes Trustport less desirable. Without the web-based malware protection, users can stumble upon known malware-hosting URLs.
Another feature worth a mention is the silent gamer mode that allows users to play games, watch videos, and listen to music without any pop-up alerts about the antivirus software. In saying that, it is important to know that protection continues, but the user just doesn't get any notifications about program updates.
Access to the technical support is via email on Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CET.
Trustport uses strong and sophisticated IT security software and solutions for home users with an antivirus engine outsourced by two of the top antivirus providers, Bitdefender and AVG. Trustport has also developed their own antivirus features to safeguard their users across the globe with features such a silent gamer mode and a Rescue disk.
Date published:March 20, 2018
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