Choosing the right antivirus software for your business
With more people becoming aware of how their data is being used, it becomes increasingly important that the businesses they trust have adequate measures in place to defend themselves from cyber threats. In 2019, cyber-attacks against UK companies increased, so businesses should be prepared to defend themselves.
In 2018, a total of 34 ‘significant’ cyber-attacks were reported between October 2018 and the end of 2019, with ransomware, data breaches, and supply chain weaknesses crippling some companies. The smaller the business, the greater the chance of being overlooked, but hackers are aware that smaller businesses are often unprepared to handle an attack.
You store more data as your customer base grows – and your business does too. In addition, whenever you do business online, you make your network susceptible to attacks from the outside world. Even if you operate as a one-man-band with a single laptop, you should consider a more comprehensive plan if you are managing multiple devices with multiple users.
There’s more to protecting your office than just the devices that stay there. When a device connects to your network, such as an employee’s mobile phone, it could be hacked. An antivirus package with good endpoint protection will monitor all the devices accessing your network.
If you could afford it, you might hire a full-time IT security expert to protect you. That’s why it’s important to choose the right software.