Antivirus Solutions for Business
Today, there are many options available when it comes to antivirus software for business.
The antivirus protection solution you choose will ultimately depend on the scale and type of protection you require.
Free vs. Paid Antivirus Solutions
A prudent business person looks to get the most value for dollar spent and the idea of getting something for FREE is often a relief – one less dollar spent to get our needs met! Or so we hope. When it comes to antivirus solutions, a free solution may not be the best one. Free antivirus software usually provides the bare minimum level of protection against viruses and threats. Businesses require advanced protection to keep IT infrastructure secure and healthy, which is best achieved through enterprise-grade security solutions.
No antivirus solution, free or paid, is foolproof with 100% protection. That is why it's also important to have a data backup solution in place to ensure you can recover your business data should you ever need to. Learn more about Data Backup for your Business.
Using Multiple Virus Protection Software Simultaneously
You may have heard it before: Never run more than one antivirus software at the same time. Not only can multiple antivirus programs take up too much system memory, this can also lead to conflicts and file corruption, and may even make blocking viruses ineffective.
Evaluating an Antivirus Solution for your Business
"Next-gen" and "AI” endpoint protection has become our recommended standard in today’s digital world. The solutions integrate accurate and near real-time threat intelligence into your network. These solutions scan billions of IP addresses and billions of URLs across millions of domains, in addition to millions of mobile apps, and leverage machine learning to classify and categorize each according to the threat it represents to your business. Because today’s cyber threat landscape shifts so rapidly, and much of the malware we see today will be gone tomorrow, cloud-based solutions making instantaneous updates must replace static and list-based antivirus solutions.
Price is always a consideration with any software acquisition, but in the antivirus world, most vendors are comparable in price, so functionality should be the primary factor considered with your choice. Aside from "Next-gen" and "AI” real-time scanning (as mentioned above), here are a list of items to consider when looking at antivirus options for your business: