Why do you need business grade antivirus?

by | Jun 11, 2018 | IT Support, Small Business IT

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We all know that the internet can be a dangerous and unsafe place. Unfortunately, anybody can fall victim to malware attacks – even the most tech-savvy of us – which is why it’s so important to have a secure IT infrastructure in place. A fundamental element of this is antivirus. Here at Ilkley IT Services, we only endorse products that we believe to be the industry’s best, and for antivirus that’s ESET Endpoint Security.

With this in mind, today we thought we’d share the top business benefits of having a professional antivirus solution.

  1. Complete network security

Let’s not overlook the obvious: an antivirus solution protects your network from viruses and other threats. Antivirus solutions will block viruses that would otherwise enter your network by clicking on a spurious link or entering a malicious site for example. Viruses can cause a whole host of different problems if they get onto your PC. They could make your PC run slowly, delete your data, record your usernames and passwords, and cause irreparable damage too.

Viruses can self-replicate and spread throughout your entire network as well. Protecting every machine in the network is really important and will prevent your network falling victim to a viral attack.

ESET Endpoint Security eliminates all types of threats including spyware, worms, rootkits, and viruses, so your machine and network has got protection online and off. ESET uses a reputation database to live scan objects and see whether they’re known to be malicious. The database is utilised through the Cloud-powered scanning functionality, ensuring quicker scanning speeds and fewer false positives.

  1. Keep your data safe

Typically, the main aim of viruses and malware is to collect data – hackers want personal details, credit card details, passwords, and confidential documents. The hackers might then sell this on the Dark Web for example. A professional antivirus solution will protect your data from intruders, keeping it safe. ESET has a Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) which provides protection from tampering but also protects system registry, processes, applications, and files from unauthorised modification. You can customise the system behaviour down to a granular level and also detect unknown threats purely from suspicious behaviour.

  1. Prolong the life of your hardware

Viruses and malware can gradually deteriorate your computer (especially if they’re not dealt with), making even the simplest of tasks impossible to perform. A slow sluggish computer can be frustrating and hinder productivity. This can cause you to update your hardware much sooner than you’d need if you’d prevented viruses with an antivirus solution. This means that you’ll be getting the most out of your hardware investment as well.

  1. You’re in control

Professional antivirus solutions will provide you with the ability to customise your solution, select policies, and most importantly manage your antivirus easily. ESET Endpoint Security has an intuitive user interface that is customisable meaning that you can easily manage aspects of the solution yourself, or you can leave it completely to us to manage. ESET also has an auto scan of removeable media, removing the risk of autorun or other removeable threats. However, you can customise the parameters for media and devices, giving you complete control of whether your machine will read/write, read, or block devices.

Why ESET Endpoint Security?

ESET’s Endpoint Security has an unmatched record for stopping in-the-wild viruses in VB100 tests. It also has the lowest impact on memory usage and system performance amongst all leading antivirus solutions. This means that you can continue working as normal without the lag that other antivirus solutions can cause. ESET Endpoint Security protects across different platforms too: you’ll be protected regardless of whether you’re interacting with Windows, Mac, or Linux machines.



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Why Ilkley IT Services?

We help small and medium sized businesses who don’t have an in-house IT department maximise and maintain their business IT infrastructure.

We constantly monitor your PCs, network and other IT devices. We’ll often prevent problems from happening without users even knowing, meaning you and your staff continue to work uninterrupted.

On the rare occasions when things do go wrong we’re ready to respond quickly and efficiently. With our vast experience and investment in the best tools we are well equipped to get you back up and running in the quickest possible time.



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