Thumb-drive Linux computer hosts full security system

Chris Davies - May 31, 2007

Honestly, the things they make to plug into a USB port these days.  It used to be that if you wanted enterprise-level security then, well, you’d probably need to be an enterprise with the budget to go with it; otherwise you wouldn’t be able to afford the chunky server that would scan all incoming and outgoing traffic from your network.  Now Yoggie are offering what they’re calling a Linux security computer on a USB stick, promising internet blocking and traffic monitoring without load on the host computer.


Yoggie Pico Personal security system$179 gets you twelve security applications – including firewall, anti-spyware and anti-virus – through which all network traffic is routed before it gets a chance to molest your computer.  Working with LAN, WiFi and Bluetooth connections, updates are checked for every five minutes through an encrypted channel.

Inside the glossy shell is a 520MHz Intel XScale processor and 128MB of RAM, while name-brand software (including Kaspersky and Mailshell) handles all the checks and intrusion detection.  Shipping on the 10th June, it comes with a one-year subscription; there’s also a Pro version that includes a secure VPN client for $20 more.

Yoggie Pico Personal [via Crave]

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