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Consider These Five Things When Shopping for AntiVirus Protection

Consider These Five Things When Shopping for AntiVirus Protection

The first thing to consider is that “anti-virus” is no longer what you need.  You should be looking for advanced endpoint protection, which looks for not only defined viruses but questionable activities, as well.

As viruses, ransomware, and spyware become more dangerous these days, it’s more important than ever to have powerful endpoint protection. When choosing the right solution for your network, however, there are many things you should consider. Let’s take a look at the most important ones.


There are free antivirus programs in the market, but they only offer basic protection that advanced malware can easily evade. There’s also a risk that they contain adware, which collects data and sells them to third parties. Antivirus companies may even bundle potentially unwanted programs to generate revenue. Remember, you get what you pay for.  And free is free for a reason.  Do you really want to go the cheap route when you’re trying to protect your company, your data, and your clients?

Speed and performance

Antivirus and endpoint protection solutions can consume a lot of system memory, resulting in sluggish computer performance. Thanks to new technology, however, this problem has been addressed. Still, remember that performance is more important than device speed. What’s the point of a fast computer if it’s quick to succumb to hackers and malware? A properly configured, modern-day endpoint solution (Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced is our choice) will run in the background and you’ll never notice the difference.

Compatibility with multiple devices

Most people these days use or own more than one device, such as smartphones and tablets. Look for a solution that also provides mobile device management, thereby offering protection for all of your devices, regardless of their operating system or date of purchase. It’ll be inconvenient and expensive to have different security software per device.

Comprehensive protection

Your endpoint protection solution should protect your devices from a wide variety of cyberthreats. These should include popular malware and phishing attacks, as well as malicious downloads, denial-of-service attacks, cryptojacking, and other damaging threats.

Customer support and service

Take the time to learn more about the software manufacturer. Does the company have a good reputation? Do they actively discover zero-day vulnerabilities and new cyberthreats? And are they at the forefront of developing cybersecurity solutions? If they tick all the boxes, you’re sure that their products and services are worth your investment.

Cybersecurity is not a luxury but a necessity for all businesses. If you’re looking for the right antivirus protection, then let our experts help you. We’ll provide you with the robust security your devices and network need.  Call us at 216 397-4080 to learn more.

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