So today we are going to look at ways companies can safeguard themselves from a malware attack. We have seen a rise in clients requiring malware removal services and believe that prevention is the key to reduce the stress and downtime that occurs at the removal stage.
If you are looking to safeguard your company from malware you could install a copy of your preferred Anti-Virus software on your PCs. This would involve a manual install on each computer and time for training employees on its functionality.
This is a cost effective option that gives companies a reasonable amount of protection but it is susceptible to human error. Employees may disable their anti-virus software if it’s getting in their way.
We would always recommend installing a business edition of your preferred anti-virus package as it provides extra protection and functionality such as browsing protection and a firewall. They also come with a central management system that allows you to administer your preferred settings over your network, view detailed reports, and access your company’s PC remotely to resolve any issues.
In many cases the cost per installation can sometimes be cheaper for business editions depending on your company requirements.
Email is still one of business’s biggest vulnerabilities when it comes to malware. There are many server and desktop solutions available but we would always recommend moving to cloud based protection.
Cloud based anti-spam solutions have the following benefits –
If you are currently on a desktop anti-spam protection then consider moving to a cloud based system for an improved performance and increased security.
It is important that you keep up to date with software updates – we would recommend doing this for operating systems, browsers, and business productivity software.
Although these installs will be marketed as performance improvements in many cases these can include fixing any security vulnerabilities from the previous versions. Once these update and installed they will improve the security and reliability of your system.
At Computer Medic On Call we believe that prevention is the key to building a robust and secure IT infrastructure. If you have been infected by malware before getting a chance to implement our prevention recommendations then we have a team of IT professionals that are here to help. Contact Us Today.
Computer Medic On Call is committed to bringing you the highest quality computer service available for all of your information and systems needs. Serving in Broward and West Palm Beach in Florida State for IT Support. Our experience provides us with the skills to offer a range of high quality computer services.
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