Why Anti-virus Programs are a Value-add Investment

Why Anti-virus Programs are a Value-add Investment

An employee pulls up a website that is pre-approved by the company for access and accidentally downloads a virus on their computer. The computer, having no anti-virus, is quickly transformed into a mole in the network and infects other computers. Within a few hours an entire network is compromised and management is faced with the loss of data, theft, and possibly even downsizing to respond to the loss of business.

Unfortunately this is a situation that all too frequently as businesses look to cut costs in various areas. While it is a good practice to look for places to save money, information and data are tools that should not be compromised.

A constant focus for Tier One Technology Partners, while managing our clients, is to make sure that everyone is consistently armed with an updated anti-virus program. For clients that have opted out of our solutions, we encourage and request that they entertain other solutions, and make sure that the solutions they have are working. Our business is to ensure that your company is operating at top efficiency. This is why anti-virus is such an important addition to your company’s “toolbox” in technology.

Recent events such as Cryptolocker have proven that anti-virus applications do not hold all of the answers to everything, but having a sentinel stand watch at your gate gives you time to muster the troops and take back your space. Different anti-virus solutions provide different levels of protection, and it requires the attention of a dedicated professional to sort through which anti-virus packages are better for everyday use. Weekly and monthly reviews of anti-virus reports allow for shoring up the weaknesses in your network while you are able to continue working in a less stressful environment.

Tier One IT consultants and specialists spend time testing and assessing your network and then matching anti-virus technologies, finding what will work best for you and your company. Spending resources on a preventative measure allows you to avoid crisis management during times best suited for growing your business. Check with your IT service provider on whether or not they are planning and implementing preventative measures for your company. Transparency from your MSP on subjects such as this will allow you to make better decisions and have better council from your IT engineers on what to purchase and utilize.

Nick McCourtArticle contributed by Nick McCourt, IT Consultant, Tier One Technology Partners

About Tier One Technology Partners: MKS&H’s technology consulting group, Tier One Technology Partners provides your growing organization with IT strategy and effective IT services solutions to keep you one step ahead. Tier One was founded in 2000 in the response to listening to the needs of our clients and the business challenges that they were facing in such a rapidly changing IT environment. Thus, Tier One was developed with the simple goal of being an IT consultant, partner, and support firm.

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