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Business Security and Your Anti-Virus Software

Jan 26, 2017 | Business, Cyber Security, Managed IT

When you’re the owner of a business, one of the most important aspects is making sure that the workplace is secure. Not only is it important that you educate your employees on the dangers of cyberspace, for example, but you need to be sure you’re doing your part as well. Don’t share you password(s) with anyone, and always make sure to keep them updated. With that said, do you have anti-virus software installed as well? It’s one of the most efficient ways to protect a business.  Here are some important tips to consider when using it.

Update Your Anti-Virus Software

Anti-virus software not only protects you from threats, but in some cases, it even gives a warning when you’re about to visit a dangerous website. With that said, make sure to update your software regularly, installing the latest version(s). Even if it’s currently protecting your computer, remember that it’s easy for the software to become outdated. Not only are developers constantly developing new anti-virus software, but hackers aren’t holding back, either. Their threats are becoming more advanced and harder to crack, and they’re always looking for security holes in outdated software.

Use Well Known Software

Even though there’s plenty of software that can protect your computer, are all of these programs reliable? Believe it or not, some software may be more harmful than helpful. With that said, always make sure to check reviews before purchasing or installing anti-virus for your computer. If the program/application seems relatively unknown, then it could be a huge risk. As for the more well-known security tools,AvastKaspersky and McAfee are among of the best.

For more information about the importance of business security and why Anti-Virus is not enough to protect your business anymore, feel free to contact us today at CORE Networks. We look forward to hearing from you.