Nobody’s safe. Global Risk Report 2019 for the World Economic Forum. According to a study, 83% of Europeans will be the victims of cyber attacks, data theft or some form of IT fraud next year. Feeling threatened does not necessarily lead to action. Unfortunately, there are still many who feel that they cannot be harmed, too small to be the target of an attack, or who think that the money saved by not buying an antivirus program like Kaspersky and upgrades will be enough to compensate for any damage. They are mistaken.
The cost of virus protection
The average cost of an antivirus program is between $ 10,000 and $ 10,000. This provides protection for 1 machine for 12 months. In the case of a small business with 6 machines, we are talking about costs ranging from 42,000 to 60,000 forints. Of course, it is not enough to obtain programs, install, configure, and monitor them. Unfortunately, it is often the case that even though your business has taken care of a program, poorly configured or non-upgraded software does not provide adequate protection. Most small companies do not have an IT professional or administrator, so you need to pay someone to install, configure, and regularly update your antivirus. (This can easily cost more than the antivirus itself.) And after a year, the cold shower comes in: you have to pay again, as the “free” upgrades have only lasted for a year.
Monthly virus protection from the cloud
One of the greatest IT achievements of the last decade is the IT cloud. Of course, most small businesses are not interested in the IT background of cloud solutions, but in what this new technology provides. Lot. Very much. Thanks to cloud technology, many software can now be used directly with a remote (cloud) service provider, like movies or music. There are countless benefits to this: Your business does not need to purchase antivirus software, it is enough to subscribe to it as a monthly service. Automatic installation – you do not have to worry about installation, you do not have to worry about incorrect installation. No more deceleration! Many people do not install antivirus software on their computers because real-time searching for infected files can severely impair its performance. Even when you use cloud protection, you won’t even notice that scanning is in progress.
Instead of a higher license fee, followed by annual updates, your business will have to pay a lower, well-planned, monthly fee that is evenly distributed throughout the year. The service may be started, paused or terminated as required. No need to pay attention to updates, worry about missing updates. “Circular Protection” is provided: Panda Endpoint Protection, a monthly service provided by Kvazar.cloud, provides complete protection against known and unknown (zero-day) threats on all Windows, Linux, OS X computers, Android smartphones, and tablets.
Centralization of the ESET antivirus products used at the University is underway. This includes central license management. With the help of ERA (ESET Remote Administrator) system you can get immediate information about the status, updates and alerts of workstations and servers. Managed computers can apply Group Policy, configuration changes, and various virus scanning tasks remotely. With remote administration, the virus protection of networks becomes transparent. Faculty administrators have access to a central management server where they can manage their own machines. The ERA Web Console provides remote deployment, analysis and statistics. Central management requires a TCP / IP network connection.