Perhaps you have just started a business but forgot to install a cybersecurity program. Avast Business now offers a security suite for small businesses called Small Office Protection. This program offers next-generation protection for up to 10 devices of multiple operating systems (OS), safeguarding your customers’ data from hackers and preventing data breaches. With the program’s promise to offer impenetrable protection, your business can have better performance and productivity.
Who can use Small Office Protection?
Windows computers are the target of more viruses, ransomware the most. If your business uses PCs, consider using Small Office Protection for Windows and its advanced ransomware protection and advanced firewall feature. A single Small Office Protection license can be used in up to 10 devices of different OSs - a substantial number for small-medium enterprises (SMEs) who employ less than 50 employees.
As an SME owner, you may not have considered an enterprise cybersecurity program before as it appears complicated and could require a knowledgeable IT team to maintain it. Small Office Protection only requires a simple installation - no experience or maintenance required. The program’s ‘set it and forget it’ philosophy makes it easier to protect your business cost-effectively.
There’s no need to purchase additional devices as Small Office Protection can work with your business’s existing hardware. This is especially useful if you're enrolled in online banking. You can now process your transactions safely from your devices. What about hackers that know how to control a PC remotely? The Remote Access Shield feature prevents hackers from exploiting your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
Can Small Office Protection block websites?
Small Office Protection offers several features that protect you from intentional attacks and poorly developed sites and programs. These include ransomware shield, remote access shield, next-generation anti-virus, email shield, file shield, real-site, sensitive data shield, and phishing net. In a company where you frequently receive cold emails, the email shield is one feature you’ll be benefiting from the most.
The feature is designed to check incoming and outgoing emails to ensure that they’re malware-free. It is paired with the file shield that scans files, URLs, and email attachments for any threats. The other set of features are the web shield, Wi-Fi inspector, and advanced firewall. These protect your company’s data even outside of your headquarters.
In case you connect to a public wireless network, the web shield and Wi-Fi inspector scans websites and networks to ensure your connection is safe from prying eyes. What if you’re choosing between this Small Office Protection and a program dedicated specifically to antivirus? With the passive mode feature, you can have both programs running on your PC.
One-stop-shop for online security
Having a dedicated cybersecurity software in the infancy or growth stages of your business is important. You’re not only protecting yourself, but you’re protecting your clients. It is packed with unique features that address common security issues and problems that affect SMEs specifically. Best of all, it is flexible. The program is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android. You can even partner it with another antivirus software of your choice.