It’s not often we encounter innovation in security technology, so I always take my hat off to new concepts in security design or functionality. I wrote some months ago about the innovative Yoggie Gatekeeper, a pocket-size hardware security device with 13 layers of security protection, including firewall, intrusion detection/prevention, anti-virus, anti-spam, ant-spyware, anti-phishing and policy enforcement. My immediate reaction was: “It’s the Blackberry of Security”. And I though the design would be hard to beat.
That was before I took delivery of the Yoggie Pico, the latest model. It’s even smaller and sleeker, about the size of cigar lighter and a very desirable device. The style is reminiscent of Prada or Apple. Strong security in a neat, easy-to-install device. Full marks to Yoggie for raising the bar on security design. I now look at firewalls with new eyes.