With malware for hire and website spamvertising on the rise, a holistic approach to protecting your business is more important than ever.
This means that you need to arm yourself with antivirus, anti-malware, firewall, and ransomware protection software. It also means you need to protect your staff from accidentally putting your company at risk on the Internet.
There are very good solutions available for all of this, and they won't break the bank.
Hammer Software often recommends BitDefender. It will cover off antivirus, anti-malware, firewall and ransomware protection. We recommend BitDefender over Windows Defender. Windows Defender is not as compatible with some software (Sage Accounting and others). BitDefender is easier to use than Windows Defender.
Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
You need to create regular backups so that in case disaster strikes, you can get back on your feet.
There are several good backup solutions. You should beware that most are file-based backup solutions. In the event of catastrophic failure or loss of access to data by way of ransomware, you will need to reformat and reinstall everything before restoring your data.
The solution to that is business continuity software. The software creates an image of your system disk, enabling a complete restore. More advanced business continuity software can also temporarily spin up a copy of the machine. Your system critical server is now back online in minutes instead of days.
It's a lot for a small business to manage, and even more for a small business to manage if nobody in the small business is tech savvy.
Hammer Software can help guide you through this with solutions for every type of business. Most services we provide are available in monthly packages that help your cash flow.