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Antivirus & Anti-Ransomware

Protect your IT systems with antivirus and anti-ransomware solutions from Akita

Antivirus and anti-ransomware protection are key elements of an organisation’s IT security, providing a key line of defence for devices and servers.

To discuss the right protection for your organisation, please get in touch

Antivirus Solutions

At its most basic level antivirus technology detects and neutralises threats found on devices and servers. Most solutions will, however, contain a range of additional features to help keep users safe.

Akita offers two main antivirus products for protecting PCs and servers:

Sophos

Sophos is a market leader in cybersecurity solutions. As a Gold Partner, Akita offers a range of Sophos antivirus solutions.

The most popular solution is Intercept X – a comprehensive solution offering excellent protection against a broad range of attacks and threats. Features include endpoint protection to secure all devices on a network, server protection, a software firewall to block threats from entering your network, WiFi protection, email scanning and much more.

Sophos Intercept X comes in a variety of configurations depending on your organisation’s requirements.

For more information and to receive pricing, please get in touch.

Avast

Best known for its consumer antivirus solutions, Avast also offers a business-grade antivirus product.

Avast Business Antivirus provides a good degree of protection for SMEs when budget is a key consideration in the choice of solution. Available for both computers and servers, it actively monitors for viruses and malware infections and attempts to penetrate systems.

Alongside a comprehensive antivirus solution, Avast contains a range of features to help users stay secure including web filtering, file scanning, CyberCapture threat locker and an email shield.

Akita can supply and deploy Avast antivirus onto user devices and servers. We can also manage licences and renewals, plus perform updates as part of our proactive IT maintenance.

Anti-Ransomware Solutions

Ransomware is an evolving threat and arguably more dangerous to organisations than many other types of malware or viruses.

Ransomware creates an encrypted copy of all data held on a PC or server, then wipes the original files. Organisations are then forced to pay the ransom to unlock the data. And there is no guarantee that cybercriminals will unlock your data on payment.

antivirus anti-ransomware

As entire servers can be infected in minutes, organisations are recommended to adopt an IT security strategy that includes anti-ransomware.

Akita’s preferred solution is CryptoGuard, included as part of Sophos Intercept X. It uses machine learning to detect activities occurring within devices and servers that indicate signs of a ransomware attack. It will then deactivate any suspicious processes in seconds.

CryptoGuard will even monitor trusted applications and programs for signs of infection – something many other anti-ransomware solutions don’t do.

To discuss anti-ransomware, antivirus and wider IT security, please get in touch:

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