Why You Need This
Technology can be our best friend or worst enemy, but it is a part of our daily life and we must use it responsibly. Our experts selected a few products they deemed essential. ie, everyone should be using them. This includes a password manager and a VPN, or an all-in-one solution if you are looking for the easiest and fastest way to enhance your digital security. Of the all-on-one type solutions on the market, Aura is the winner across the board for ease-of-use, intuitive dashboard management, and trusted technical protocols.
Why We Recommend It
- Aura will monitor your digital hygiene, alert you to threats, help you recover lost assets, and provides $1mm identity theft insurance* for eligible losses.
- Aura’s intuitive UI makes signing up and accessing the home dashboard very straightforward.
- You can use a password manager, VPN, ID protection, and antivirus all with one subscription.
- There are no term limits, so you can try Aura risk-free.
- Anyone who is comfortable using standard software tools and browser extensions.
Monitoring: Proactively monitors your registered financial, credit, and personal information to alert you of any exposures.
Antivirus: Protects your devices from malware such as viruses, ransomware, and spyware which may infect your devices and steal your information.
Password Manager: Sets and stores complex passwords for all your online accounts with a password manager that easily integrates to your internet browser of choice.
VPN: Hides your IP address on local networks so that your internet activity is private and secure while using public WiFi connections.
“Aura’s offerings to the consumer could change much of the way consumers view security on the internet and the way we do security on the internet in unique ways.”
1Password: Password Manager
Why We Recommend It
- Easily sync multiple devices and enjoy single-click secure login capability.
- Fast setup gets you up and running within five minutes.
- Master password recovery means no need to worry about being locked out of all your accounts.
- "Watchtower" for each of your vaults that analyzes the overall strength of your passwords.
- Free 14-day trial for all subscription tiers.
Things to be aware of
- You can't share passwords or your vault without upgrading to the Family plan.
- Individuals or businesses looking for a pure password manager with a few extra capabilities.
1Password helps your family practice smart online security by generating strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts. Personal vaults let everyone keep their own private passwords and documents, all managed under a single subscription
- Use 1Password on as many devices as you own
- Notifications alerting of weak or duplicate passwords use
- Securely store credit and debit cards, online banking information, and PayPal logins so you can fill them in from any device
“1 password is easy to use, has loads of unique features and the price point won’t break the bank. It’s is an excellent choice for both personal use and small businesses who want to ensure their team members can securely access sensitive information.”
Why We Recommend It
- Hides your IP address on public WiFi like airports or coffee shops from hackers.
- It has a fast setup, a friendly interface, and a notably pleasant user experience all around.
- The browser extension is discreet and can be paused to access VPN-restricted sites.
- They don't blast you with emails or cross-selling.
- Anyone looking for a simple, quiet, and reliable VPN.
- Trusted by our experts, and the VPN of choice by Batten’s internal team
- An easy-going product experience and fair price point for the value
- The browser extension keeps an exceptionally quiet presence
- Very honest use-case descriptions on Nord website
“NordVPN brings its A-game with security too. They have a strict “No-Logs” rule that promises not to collect, keep or share your data, as well as masking your IP address, multi-factor authentication, buffering-free live-streaming, and layers upon layers of included protection.”