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The Best Enterprise Antivirus Solutions

By December 26, 2014September 7th, 2021Blog, Technology News

ransomware threat - olmecViruses have been a threat to computers since the first floppy disk and today they have never been a bigger problem for both individuals and especially, for businesses. First, antivirus solutions were designed for desktops scanning each individual system periodically. Next came more enterprise level capabilities with the need for antivirus software to scan servers and email. Born out of this need came centralized management solutions to help IT professionals protect their networks from one central location. Then came virtualization which had vendors scrambling the almost infinite client expansions experienced by all businesses moving to this new model.

A Complex Challenge

Today, with the explosion of mobile markets, business IT infrastructures have never been more complicated, with the addition of tablets and smartphones to the vast array of servers and computers that are already being protected. On top of that, many businesses now support bring-your-own devices. Such practices can open ways employees can compromise your cyber security and also leads a highly varied infrastructure for businesses and can make it quite difficult to ensure adequate protection across the entire range of devices. It also makes data backup and recovery difficult in case of data loss for Managed IT Service Providers.

Despite these difficulties, many antivirus software vendors have risen to the challenge and have created a wide range of products designed to protect enterprise level devices including servers, desktops and even smartphones.

Symantec

One of the earliest leaders in both personal and enterprise level virus protection, Symantec continues to be a great choice for the enterprise level needs of even the most complicated business infrastructures. With client or end point licensing, it remains flexible and affordable for any business and can easily grow and expand with your company as needed. It offers some of the best protection on the market and runs quite efficiently on a wide range of devices making it one of the best solutions for your company.

McAfee

Another early leader in the antivirus market, McAfee made a name for itself as an early alternative to Symantec. Today, it is still one of the leading packages perfect for enterprise level needs and offers core and client pricing that is flexible for your business. Add to that its ease of use and ability to manage from one location and you have an antivirus package that any IT professional will be happy to use.

Kaspersky

Kaspersky rose from obscurity and has now made itself stand out in the pack with some of best virus and cybersecurity protection in the business. It offers a complete security package and will install on a wide range of devices. It will allow you to deploy updates and run scans on any machine on your network easily. It, however, does not run quite as efficiently as some of its competitors but its protection is second to none. If you have older machines that you must support, you might want to look at other more forgiving options, but if you are using machines with decent enough hardware, Kaspersky is one of the best choices available.

Trend Micro

Trend Micro has long been a lesser known alternative to the others in this list. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a look for your company’s needs. Perfect for a virtualized environment, Trend Micro offers Hyper-visor based solution with VMsafe and vShield that is perfect for the virtualization environments that many businesses run today. Add to that its ability to manage all your systems from one location and Trend Micro becomes a worthy competitor in the world of enterprise level antivirus solutions.

The Sophisticated Solutions Are There For Us

Antivirus solutions have come a long way from the traditional definitions based scanning we have all become accustomed to using. In today’s world, viruses and other malware have become increasingly more sophisticated and the hardware infrastructure of even small businesses can include a wide variety of hardware and software that must be protected.
The solutions above are by far some of the best for any business as they offer the best enterprise level protection from viruses that would seek to disrupt your business and steal your data. No business should be without some form of protection and using these tools is a great way to secure your business and protect it from viruses and other online cyber threats.

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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