Security Virus Protection? You are in the Right Place! Trust Your Computer Services To The Pros!
This is one of those great areas of our industry where the years and years of practical experience and daily monitoring of different products and their effectiveness are pivotal in choosing the right products and setting them up in the correct way!
At the time of writing, many of the very best, world class software solutions are actually FREE and many paid versions, still run firewalls that are unable to discern the difference between a network printer and an I.P. attack and will happily declare a system free of viruses, when it is in fact inundated with Trojans and Malware, so it is safe to comment that we still have a very long way to go before we really do have a total solution.
It is imperative to use the right FREE or paid software for your particular set or circumstances, as home, small business and corporate environments all present different challenges. iPads, Smartphones, PC, Macs, severs and even websites all require security!
Now in closing, here are some REALLY valuable tips about your security.
1. Always backup first and have an automated raw data backup running in duplicate if possible. This is the foundation of good IT and quite honestly we rarely sell a new machine that is not attached to a backup hdd on day one.
2. Do not open an email and especially any email attachment that you are not firstly, expecting and totally sure it is legitimate and secondly, be aware that the email or its attachment can completely destroy your computer, regardless of whether we are on a Smartphone, Mac or PC or how many security software applications you have running
3. Use a hardware firewall, such as a Netgear homesafe product for home, or cisco etc. for work and be aware that when dealing with different countries the threats are also very different. This is important with business and home use, as all too often we see someone researching a travel trip to Italy, Africa or Asia get absolutely taken out on just ordinary Internet websites as they commence their research.
4. If it is not stunningly obvious, do not do direct bank deposits, use credit cards and PayPal for any online deals, use the Westpac online banking system where possible and notice that you only have 12-24 hours to report online theft from any account if you want your money back.
5. Keep Passwords a little more difficult nowadays please.
6. You will love this one, never allow another person, family or otherwise, to use your computer, especially when you are not present. I have seen so many disasters in this area.
7. Your I.P. address is not hidden, anything you view or email online may as well be public domain, so use your gear with discernment and this includes your phones, iPads and public Internet access points.
For more information, contact Mike Bloomfield directly. Thank you.