Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Services
Anti-virus services and anti-malware services are essential in today’s Internet age. With so many online threats to dodge and new ones popping up each day, you can’t run a computer unprotected—much less your business. You need to enact defenses against viruses and malware before they find their way to your digital entrance, and that starts with SkyLink’s protective services. We provide any size business with comprehensive client and mobile device protection, so you’re covered at the office and on the go. Our fully managed endpoint protection product and service can be readily deployed to protect and mitigate against threats in any size network, from complex network topologies down to an individual computer or mobile device.
What is anti-virus and anti-malware?
For those who don’t know, anti-virus and anti-malware are protective programs that work diligently to identify threats as they reach your computer, prevent them from gaining access, and remove them from your device. Malware refers to any software created with the intention of maliciously attacking your data or system. This can come in a variety of forms, including spyware, ransomware, adware, Trojans, and viruses.
So what is a virus, then? A virus is defined as a piece of code capable of copying itself in order to corrupt your system or destroy present data. They started making headlines back in the 90’s, where the term became popular to describe attacks on a computer device. All viruses are malware, but not all malware are viruses.
Malware covers all of the malicious programs and tactics that have been created to invade your data and system for whatever purpose. We still call “anti-virus” software, but most forms of anti-virus do more than just protect against viruses. They simply go about it in a different way than anti-malware. Which leads us to the difference between anti-virus and anti-malware. Anti-virus focuses on protecting your system, data, and programs from the legacy tactics, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans. Anti-malware focuses on protecting you from today’s newest threats, which are often more dangerous.
The experts at Skylink always recommend getting both. It’s a layered form of protection that will keep you guarded from every angle, giving you the best overall protection.
G DATA: A Comprehensive Protection Package
Skylink offers G DATA to its clients. Along with anti-virus, firewall and anti-spam modules, this extensive IT security solution provides sophisticated functions for managing group policies that control how programs – and even devices – are used or accessed.
Features and Benefits of G DATA
G DATA’s features and benefits include:
- Real-time threat monitoring that allows us to react when needed, so we can prevent attacks before they infiltrate your system
- Behavior Monitoring of Files capable of protecting against unknown viruses
- USB KEYBOARD GUARD that reliably protects malicious USB devices pretending to be keyboards
- Integrated protection against spam and infected email through an add-on for Microsoft Outlook, POP3 and IMAP accounts
- A powerful firewall that monitors all incoming and outgoing connections, and protects against DoS attacks, port scans etc.
- Mobile client options for both iOS and Android platforms
- Scheduled reports available for monthly/weekly/daily review of threat prevention on customer networks
Learn More About Protecting Your Systems and Servers
Security is an ongoing process that you can’t afford to get behind on. New threats are created and released every single day, which is why it pays to be alert. Skylink’s Chief Technology Officer, Jacob Ackerman, recently held a panel in Fort Myers, Florida where he discussed various best practices with businesses large and small to help them keep their business safe. Click here to read those tips now! You can also access Jacob’s blog for obscure IT solutions for free by clicking here. To take advantage of Skylink’s anti-malware and anti-virus protection, or see how we can safe you time, stress, and money through our various hosting options, call our staff at 239-403-2950.
Located in Naples and Orlando, Florida, Skylink Data Centers are security fortresses with watchful eyes 24/7. Built to withstand extreme weather conditions, clients can rest assured that their servers, equipment, and most sensitive documents are safe and secure.