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Security Guard at DoorAnti-virus software is like having your own personal bouncers, vetting everything that tries to get through your IT network.

For bouncers to do their job properly they need an up to date list of who is and who is not allowed in the building; anti-virus software works on the same principle.

Hackers across the globe work around the clock to try and infiltrate systems through malware spread via emails, downloads and websites. The best anti-virus solutions are those committed to discovering the latest security compromises as quickly as possible and halting them in their tracks by updating the “unwanted guest list” within the anti-virus software.

It is important to ensure the anti-virus software you choose for you business will do the job and keep your networks as safe as possible.

Here are our top 3 tips on what to look for when choosing an anti-virus solution.

  • Is the software regularly and seamlessly updated to keep on top of the latest security threats? It is vital your computers are kept up to date, but this needs to be done as silently as possible, so people can carry on with their daily tasks.
  • Can the software be managed in-house so you can block websites and downloads if you feel there is a risk that staff could endanger your computer networks? You need to be able to easily put these filters in place, but at the same time not compromise the usability of your systems to prevent staff getting their jobs done.
  • Does the software allow you to carry out ad-hoc scans to check your hard drives and ensure that nothing has slipped through the net?

Researching the best solution can be time consuming and often you don’t even know the right questions to ask to ensure the solution is the best fit for your business.

Don’t worry – we can help!

HBT Communications are experts at keeping businesses like yours secure and provide a managed anti-virus service as part of our layered security package. Our security solutions are tailored to your exact business requirements. We provide complimentary security audits to review what you have in place and provide advice on where improvements can be made.

Call us today on 02476 867 422 or email sales@hbtcommunications.com