What is it?
Antivirus is an essential line of defence against malware (malicious software) attacks, like viruses, worms and Trojan horses. It can also prevent or remove adware, spyware, ransomware and other types of malicious programme. Simply put, it works by searching your files for viruses and checking for any suspicious programme behaviour that might indicate an infection.
Why does your business need it?
Antivirus has long been a key part of any business cybersecurity plan. And today, it’s more important than ever, because cybercriminals are increasingly targeting companies rather than individual users, since their data is usually more valuable, should they want to sell it or hold it ransom.
Any kind of malware can wreak havoc: just one infected computer can open up your whole network, putting your data, employees and even your clients and customers at risk. And even relatively minor attacks can cause significant downtime until the infection is located and removed and damaged or deleted files are restored.
That’s why it’s vital to install antivirus on every device in your company, and to teach your employees how they can help to protect against these kinds of threats. For more info on this, make sure to check out our blog.
How Dr Logic can help
There are a lot of antivirus products out there, but at Dr Logic we recommend Sophos Intercept X Endpoint, an advanced anti-malware suite which offers both best in class endpoint protection and state-of-the-art endpoint detection and response (EDR).
AI-driven threat detection
Built for both IT security operations and threat hunting, Intercept X takes a predictive, rather than reactive approach – using advanced machine learning to identify and eliminate known threats and finding those that have never been seen before.
A complete antivirus solution
Intercept X offers a whole suite of powerful features, which address the various ways that attackers can penetrate systems and networks and evade detection. It also offers advanced anti-ransomware features like CryptoGuard, which allows you to block attacks by rolling back the unauthorised encryption of data in seconds.
Seek and Destroy!
Sophos’ Managed Threat Response team of elite threat hunters and response experts go beyond simply notifying you of attacks or suspicious behaviour 24/7: they’ll take targeted actions on your behalf, to neutralize even the most sophisticated and complex attacks.
Anti-Virus protection is so crucial for businesses that we always automatically include this in our Support Contracts. So, to find out more about how we can protect your business from malware attacks, just get in touch.