Why Buy Antivirus Software?

In modern day Business an unprotected Server or Computer isn’t just vulnerable, it’s probably already infected. New viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, and other malware are created every day. New threats are disguised to bypass security measures, and specifically designed to catch Servers and/or Computers off guard. Viruses that used to be annoying pranks have evolved into pernicious threats capable of not only destroying IT Systems, but stealing businesses information and identity.

The benefits of installing a security solution on a Server and/or Computer are obvious, but the cost in operability, data loss and System Restore can be very costly. Modern antivirus software has significantly improved their level of protection, resource efficiency and overall speed.

The last generation of antivirus software brought advanced heuristic detection into the solutions. Antivirus products incorporate further developed proactive protection with better behaviour checking and even file reputation analysis. Several of the software incorporate ‘in the cloud’ security and other advanced technologies to increase safety and convenience.

What to Look For in Antivirus Software

A vast number of Antivirus software solutions are available in the Market. Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages. About ICT continuously review and assess the Antivirus software solutions with the aim in defining the optimal solution to deploy at Clients. When evaluating an Antivirus solution the following aspects are considered:

Protection – The best antivirus solutions will include traditional protection from viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware, but should also include defence from key-loggers, phishing scams, email-borne threats and root-kits. While antivirus programs are by no means full-blown internet security suites, they should protect from as many threats on as many fronts as they can.

Effectiveness - All the available features will not make up for poor performance. Emphasis is placed on overall effectiveness to optimise cost without compromising protection.

Installation and Setup – Security software shouldn’t be a chore to install. Implementing antivirus software should be quick and easy.

Ease of Use – Antivirus software is complex but should be simple to use and the solution should not require constant maintenance or have annoying interruptions.

Features - A well-rounded feature set enhances security, usability and performance benefits.

Updates - Security software is only as good as its latest update. Automatic updates that perform regularly in small file sizes ensure faster updates that don’t slow down your system.

A well-balanced antivirus solution is effective, efficient, and easy to use. Combining all the right features with a usable interface; top antivirus software delivers the best security and usability without a serious investment in time, money, or system resources.

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