MSP: Next-Generation Anti-Virus
Now that your company has automated a lot of IT administration with your MSP’s help, what can you do to improve the security of your IT network?
Note: We use the term IT network loosely to represent the entire state of your IT network, including its IT assets.
In this case, a MSP can provide another obstacle to emerging threats by providing your company with a next-generation anti-virus (NGAV).
The unique selling point of an NGAV is usually the fact that it doesn’t not rely on virus signatures to detect a threat to the network.
Emerging cyber threats are able to change a small portion of its code and traditional anti-viruses will let it through.
But not a NGAV.
Since a NGAV doesn’t rely on signatures, it can detect the threat from miles away, especially if someone in the NGAV’s network has been infected before.
Not only that. Full system scans are blazing fast, and the NGAV takes up very little space.
All of these benefits won’t even hog your system resources.
A MSP can go one step further and help your company evaluate your network security.
Your MSP can implement a cyber security system and it can be involved as little as a NGAV installed on your IT network, or as complicated as having a physical firewall appliance, the NGAV, and a software firewall and gateway.
This topped with your Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) plan, provides a multi-layered cyber security for your company to deter cyber threats.
We’ve concluded our MSP introduction but…
What if you are looking at a more precise and holistic approach in cyber defense?