How We Test Cybersecurity Products
Our team is made up of researchers and reviewers who take cybersecurity seriously. Everything we do is based on our mission to provide readers with valuable, accurate information so they can make an informed decision about staying safe and secure on the internet.
While we’re the experts, we make sure every review we post is accessible, easy to understand, and based on real user experience. Our reviewers test hundreds of antiviruses, password managers, VPNs, and parental controls in everyday situations to gather genuinely useful information for our readers.
Our tests are rigorous. We’ll test a VPN’s connection speeds from multiple locations worldwide, run thousands of malware files through an antivirus, and go undercover as regular users while we test out a provider’s customer service. Every review that you read on our site comes from tests by real people, carried out in real-life scenarios, with a thorough testing methodology behind it.
All of our reviews are unbiased. We never get paid to write positive or negative reviews — each review is based on genuine experience and backed by data. For full transparency, we do have affiliate links on our website. This means that we may make a small commission if you click on a link and purchase a product, and this allows us to keep the site running. However, these links don’t decide how positively or negatively we rate a product. We’ll only ever recommend products that we believe in and use ourselves.