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Small Biz Security: More than Just AV

Created: 18 May 2009 • 1 comment
Gina Sheibley's picture
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One of the keys to keeping a small business up and running is protecting critical information safe from potential spyware, malware and spam threats. Small businesses need an easy, reliable, cost-effective way to make sure their important data is secure and available. In today’s environment of exponential data growth and more sophisticated threats, protection requires more than just antivirus.

Security threats are increasing in complexity and number, and many are now designed to target specific information while also evading detection by a single security mechanism such as antivirus. And many of today’s attacks do not discriminate based on the size of the company. In addition to this the volume of information small businesses must protect continues to expand.

A multi-faceted suite that provides protection and backup and recovery capabilities will allow small businesses to protect the information that drives their businesses.

Current malware quietly exploits vulnerabilities or weaknesses in applications and systems to make their entry silent and easy, increasing the likelihood that an attack will go undetected just long enough for the attacker to find and steal valuable sensitive information. Protecting against such a vast range of threats requires antivirus, as well as a firewall, antispyware, intrusion prevention and antispam.

Statistics show that half of small businesses have lost important data from their computers, pointing to the need to ensure backup practices are keeping pace with information protection needs. A true security solution must also provide backup and recovery capabilities to prevent data loss in the event of planned or unplanned downtime.

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sbertram's picture

You are right that small biz have the same concerns as big biz and need to follow the same steps to keep data safe and their network online.

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