The basic line of protection for computer systems is often the Anti-Virus program that runs on devices such as PCs, laptops, servers, and smartphones. Designed to originally detect and remove viruses, this function has now been expanded to protection from Malware such as Browser Hijacks, Trojans, Worms, Rootkits, Spyware, Keyloggers, Botnets and Ransomware.
Blueloop has always recognised the significance of implementing and maintaining an appropriate level of IT security for businesses and Anti-Virus plays an important role in this objective. Blueloop implements appropriate solutions from leading vendors such as McAfee, ESET and Sophos to meet our customer’s specific requirements.
However, Anti-Virus alone will not protect your business systems from today’s sophisticated and ever-changing Malware threat. Anti-Virus should form part of a comprehensive security strategy that includes:
- Regular scanning of systems
- Strong passwords
- Regularly changed passwords
- Patching systems to the latest level
- Training staff to be vigilant and threat aware
- Cyber Essentials and ISO27001 certification