VIPRE products are an extension of Threat Track, a security branch of GFI Software. The company began as Sunbelt Software in 1994 and was acquired by GFI Software in 2010. Over the years, Threat Track product development has focused on security solutions for the Windows user base, with anti-spyware and anti-spam features as a part of the initial VIPRE anti-virus launched in 2008. Threat Track is headquartered in Clearwater, FL, with operations in Washington D.C., the Philippines, Spain, and Australia.
- Reliable technology
- Great features
- Social network coverage
Threat Track is a leader in internet security, with reliable protective technology development as the foundation for VIPRE anti-virus products. Perhaps most notable is the automated malware analysis sandbox, which tests files safety in a realistic virtual environment without threatening a user's operating system. The company's real-time, cloud-based threat intelligence informs the way VIPRE's protection works.
VIPRE's Internet Security package includes all of the main features we look for in an anti-virus, including social network protection, email protection, independent firewall, and anti-spam. VIPRE scans Facebook pages and alerts you of suspicious links, which protects both the customer and his or her Facebook friends. Several email providers are also protected from malicious links as well as spam in general, whether it's dangerous or simply annoying. VIPRE comes with its own firewall, which guards your PC and network, which can stand alone or support a firewall you already have. VIPRE also features anti-rootkit technology and search engine results scanning.
- Limited social network protection
- Limited Apple coverage
VIPRE's social network protection is great for Facebook, but isn't yet configured for Twitter, YouTube, or any other social media sharing sites. If Threat Track extended its VIPRE protection to Mac and iOS mobile and tablet users it would open up more opportunities.