Anti-Virus and Threat Management

Anti-Virus and Threat Management

Protection of systems from Malware, (a general description for computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, adware and spyware) is a fundamental requirement- and we employ a variety of strategies to counteract these threats.

Anti-Virus and Threat Management

These include cleaning email at the internet level before it reaches your systems, checking all traffic as it first arrives at the building, checking and controlling the email at the email server and installing software on all the company computers, protecting them from network-delivered malware and other potential problems that may arise from devices including local media such as usb sticks & dvds.

Systems will deploy signature-based detection that involves searching for known malicious patterns; however, in the case of new Malware, the pattern has not yet been identified.  Fortunately, we are able to counter these so called ‘zero-day’ threats, using a heuristic approach. One example of this is to identify new viruses or variants of existing viruses by looking for known malicious code (or slight variations of such code) in files. Some antivirus software can also predict what a file will do if opened/run by emulating it first to see if it performs any malicious actions.

We use industry standard technologies to defend your organisation from these ever-changing threats.

Firewall configuration also plays an important role in protecting your organisation from direct attack. Adequate protection at the entry point to your network enables you to block websites containing malicious code and block port scans from potential hackers.

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