We spend a lot of time on cybersecurity, because it is so important for your business. One of the most important parts of any cybersecurity effort is the antivirus. Oftentimes, it is one of those things that once it’s in place, you don’t have to pay any mind to. Unfortunately, like anything else, you need to give your organizational antivirus a little TLC if you expect it to work the way you need it to.

While direct attacks to computing infrastructures are less common than they were a couple of years ago, they still happen. It is not a good situation when it does, but a lot of time the antivirus is at the center of protecting your business. Let’s look at three reasons it is important to keep your antivirus updated.

Network Security Depends on It

Just like any other software, you’ll need to update your antivirus if you want it to be most effective in action. Hackers are constantly developing new threats that are strategically created to get around advancements in security technology. The only way that you can expect your antivirus to do what you deploy it to do is to keep it updated with the latest threat definitions. 

Antivirus that Works Better

As we’ve explained, the antivirus that isn’t updated isn’t going to be the most effective solution in your cybersecurity toolkit. It’s important to understand that your antivirus tool isn’t just any other tool, it is specifically designed to keep malware off of your network. Updating this software regularly is absolutely crucial to keep the software doing what you need it to do, and that is to thwart the delivery of malicious code. Bottom line: if the antivirus doesn’t see malicious code as a problem, you’re going to have a problem.

Incompatibility Is Not an Option

Your enterprise antivirus software is designed to be deployed throughout your organization’s devices to ensure that malicious code is stopped before it can become problematic. If you don’t actively have a strategy to keep this tool updated, it may not work on newer devices that run newer versions of operating systems developed by device manufacturers. New operating systems are developed all the time and it doesn’t take much for software to become antiquated nowadays. 

At NetMGM, our IT experts offer comprehensive managed IT services that include patch management services. This means that by using our services, you won’t have to worry about your software updates, as our professional technicians will routinely push them to ensure that your business’ network and infrastructure is more secure than ever. For more information give us a call today at 888-748-2525.

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Why Your Antivirus is a Critical Element in Your Cybersecurity

Rafiq Masri

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology, Rafiq is one of the most accomplished, versatile and certified engineer in the field. He has spent the past 2 ½ decades administering and supporting a wide range of clients and has helped position Network Management, Inc. as a leader in the IT Managed Services space.

Rafiq has built a reputation for designing, building and supporting top notch IT infrastructures to match the business objectives and goals of his clients.

Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and reliability, Rafiq has a very loyal client base with some customer relationships dating back 20+ years.

Rafiq holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and has completed graduate programs in Software Engineering and Business at Harvard and George Mason University. Rafiq is a former founder and CEO of Automation, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan as well as a valued speaker on entrepreneurship and technology at industry events such as ExpoTech and others.