Reasons why a traditional anti-virus is not enough

As a business owner, you may think that having antivirus software is enough to protect your company from cyber threats. However, there are several reasons why traditional antivirus solutions are not sufficient to safeguard your business from the latest cyber-attacks. Here are the reasons why:

Cybercriminals use sophisticated methods to launch attacks, such as zero-day attacks and malware. A zero-day attack is a type of cyber-attack that exploits a vulnerability that is unknown to software developers or vendors. Attackers can use this vulnerability to gain access to your company’s data or systems.

Malware is another type of cyber threat that can cause significant harm to your business. It is a type of software that is designed to damage or gain unauthorised access to computer systems or data. Ransomware is a specific type of malware that can encrypt your company’s data, making it inaccessible until a ransom is paid.

The number of endpoints or devices that are connected to your company’s network is also increasing, which makes it challenging to ensure that all devices have adequate protection. Antivirus software installed on each device may not provide adequate protection against all possible threats.

What does my business need then?

To address these challenges, your business needs a more advanced cybersecurity solution, such as Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR). These solutions use advanced technologies to detect and respond to threats in real-time, making them more effective against zero-day attacks and other sophisticated cyber threats.

EDR solutions can detect and respond to threats that traditional antivirus software may miss, by using behavioural analysis and threat hunting. MDR solutions take things a step further by providing 24/7 monitoring and response by a team of cybersecurity experts.

For instance, imagine your company falls victim to a ransomware attack that encrypts all your files, making them inaccessible. With EDR or MDR solutions in place, you can detect and respond to the attack in real-time, reducing the damage caused by the attack and limiting the risk of data loss. Moreover, it is not just about preventing financial losses due to cyber-attacks. Still, it’s also about protecting your company’s reputation. A data breach that leads to sensitive data being sold on the dark web can have serious consequences for your business, including damage to its reputation and loss of customer trust.

What we do

Commercial Networks Ltd offers comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, including EDR and MDR, to ensure that your systems are always protected, around the clock. As a business owner, you can have peace of mind knowing that your data and reputation are safeguarded against the latest cyber threats. If you are in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, or Stoke-on-Trent, contact us today to learn more about how our EDR and MDR solutions can help protect your business.

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