It’s difficult to comprehend just how important it has become for businesses of all sizes to protect their networks. The information age has brought countless benefits to companies and organizations, making it more efficient to run operations at lower costs and with higher value to the customer.
But with all these benefits and innovations to software has also come some danger. That danger is in the form of malware. The threat of malware and the potential harm it can do to a network is frightening. This is why there has been so much emphasis placed on virus removal services and prevention, along with keeping all other types of malware from infiltrating business networks.
The one saving grace in the fight against malware is that it usually needs to be downloaded into a network to take effect. If employees are aware of proper practices, avoiding harmful malware becomes more of a probability. We’ll discuss a few preventative measures in this article.
First, let’s define malware. Essentially, malware refers to all threats that infiltrate a network without intentional permission from the user. Viruses, spyware, and adware all fall under the malware umbrella, which is actually a combination of the words “malicious software.” Malware typically impacts a network through links, attachments, or external media, such as a USB drive.
Protecting Your Network from Malware
At the very least, your business should be equipped with some basic form of antivirus protection. This will prevent general threats from viruses and offer your network generic protection. No business is exempt from this. As long as you are using some kind of computer network, it needs to be protected against viruses.
Some businesses, however, use more sophisticated networks and carry a lot of sensitive information. Corporations that handle finances, health records, or truly any storing of personal information on their system should invest in more sophisticated malware protection.
Basic antivirus systems will identify threats that are being sent every day, provided your antivirus systems are updated regularly. Most antivirus systems now are automated to update on a regular basis, so this shouldn’t be an issue.
Depending on the size of your business, it may be more efficient to download antivirus protection on each computer. This is more effective to small businesses using less than 10 computers; businesses using 10 or more computers should be looking primarily at some form of centralized antivirus security suite. For very large corporations, enterprise-level tools should be your main focus. These tools allow for wider protection and provide the amount of resources needed to really offer your network the full protection it needs to be safe.
One key in making all of this work is educating your employees. Malware needs to be downloaded to be triggered, so if employees are rigid in their approach to never downloading any suspicious files, then a lot of the potential dangers of malware are lost.
Determining which antivirus works best for your computer is just one layer of protecting your network. Zarr Tech is able to work with your business to determine all of the possible vulnerabilities and offer the best system to guard against potential threats, including all forms of malware.
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