Is Antivirus Enough?

Sep 29, 2022 Articles

Not too long ago, if your business had a firewall and a decent antivirus, you were protected against most threats to your data and operations.

But the world of cyber-crime has evolved.

Today’s cyber criminals are deploying new, sophisticated attacks that find the smallest unguarded points of entry into your systems and exploit those security gaps.

Have you heard about the company targeted through an unprotected, Wi-Fi-connected HVAC system? What about the one where hackers found a way in through their office’s smart TV?

The explosion of IoT and mobile workflow devices has made it easier for criminals to find unprotected endpoints they can use as gateways to your network. This tactic bypasses traditional antivirus and firewall protection efforts. Many companies are discovering endpoint detection and response (EDR) services AFTER they’ve been targeted, but we suggest you consider implementing one now.

EDR services protect your workflow by monitoring each internet-connected device on your network for potential cybersecurity issues and responding to any anomalies.

Many of our clients have already determined that investing in EDR now is more cost-effective than dealing with the aftermath of a cyberattack.

Antivirus and firewall are a PART of a holistic IT protection strategy, but you can no longer rely on them alone to keep your systems secure.

We’d be happy to have a conversation with you about EDR. Just reach out.