Using online security measures can be confusing and costly. But there is one easy step you can take right now: Make your browser as secure as possible.”Web security is a two-component affair: the websites and applications, and the browser you use to access the web,” says Justin Clarke, director at Gotham Digital Science, a New York City-based business security firm.Use the latest versions for all browsers and keep plug-ins and third-party apps up-to-date. Here are three free tools that will help your business browser earn the Fort Knox stamp of approval:Qualys BrowserCheck Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Qualys makes a full line of automated security tools aimed mostly at hard-core web security pros, but it also offers an easy-to-use browser security tool called BrowserCheck. Click the “scan” button on the BrowserCheck page, and get a report of recommended fixes, plus links to the relevant software.Firefox Plugin Check For keeping plug-ins secure, Firefox offers one heck of a management tool. Visit the plug-in check site, run the scan and get a detailed report of your add-on browser software. And, if one of your favorite plug-ins is no longer supported, get rid of it. This story appears in the November 2011 issue of . Subscribe » How Success Happens 2 min read Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. November 21, 2011 Listen Now Browserscope Browserscope is the most powerful browser analysis tool we tested. It runs a deep scan of your browser’s vulnerabilities and compares the results to all the scans from users who have used the tool.