Tag Archives: business security

Hurricane Irma puts spotlight on Avast Business partnership for Florida MSP

The customer
Boring Business Systems has been providing essential services to Florida businesses since 1924. In the beginning, they supplied typewriters and office equipment. Today they have expanded this focus to network services. The company has gr…

Part 2: 5 reasons to add security to your MSP offerings

In today’s business climate, SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) are relying more heavily than ever on their managed services providers (MSPs). Keeping the company’s network running in tiptop shape is still the prime directive, but the methods to maintain it have evolved. Cybersecurity services have become a necessary part of the equation. Some MSPs have already adapted to this growing trend and discovered that delivering managed security services has enhanced their own business just as much as their client’s.

Avast Business Endpoint Protection: A closer look at our four AV shields

Last month, AV-Comparatives recognized our new Antivirus Pro Plus software as effective protection against malware and as an ideal fit for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). This high-level of threat detection is also standard in each of our new…

New York MSP ups SMB security with Avast Business

The company

Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (IES), based in New York’s Hudson Valley, provides IT and cybersecurity services to companies ranging from large enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Co-founder and CTO Eric D. Gorman leads a team of ten experts in serving a diverse client base that includes financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and more. The needs of these clients are as varied as their respective industries. And, as is common with SMBs, they have limited budgets and even more limited IT resources.

Part I – Innovative MSPs expand to offer managed security

If small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) were cars, IT service providers would be the mechanics. Their technical know-how keeps the company’s computer network—the engine—processing at peak performance and functioning with full force. But with the current high level of cybercrime, and the many ransomware variants, SMBs are more vulnerable than ever to serious downtime threats. To properly protect their SMB customers, this means adding managed security services.

New Avast Business Products earn ‘Approved Product’ Award from AV-Comparatives

We’re proud to share that our new Avast Business products were just recognized as Approved Business Products by independent security testing organization AV-Comparatives. In its recent 2017 business software review, AV-Comparatives evaluated a range of managed security products for companies with Microsoft Windows networks and tested the Avast Pro Plus Antivirus solution and new on-premise and cloud-based Management Console. 

WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability demands efficient tools for securing business networks

Due to a new security vulnerability uncovered on Monday regarding WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) protocol, it’s been a busy week for IT teams tasked with securing business networks—not to mention employee devices and machines.

Avast Business introduces Managed Workplace 11 at IP EXPO 2017

October is cybersecurity month, which made last week’s IP Expo in Europe perfectly timed!! Avast was there to introduce its latest remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution, Managed Workplace 11. With a native Avast Business endpoint protection engine integrated into the platform, as well as an all-new security assessment component, this next-gen, cybersecurity RMM platform is primed to be the solution of choice for managed services providers (MSPs). We’re proud to share it with the business world and launch it at one of the most important IT events of the year. Avast’s security ambassador and world-class chess champion, Garry Kasparov, presented a keynote speech on AI. Legendary for his chess games against supercomputer Deep Blue in the mid-90’s, Garry impressed upon the gathered IT experts that AI is nothing to be feared. In fact, Garry insisted that for the most effective cybersecurity, man and machine need to work together.

Securing the Total Network: Data, Devices, and People

If you’re in the business of securing networks for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), there is a volume of new challenges you’re most likely tackling. Cybercrime such as ransomware is more pervasive than ever before, with employee error contributing to the risks. The growing amount of connected devices in the workplace has only added to the number of endpoints that need to be managed, and this is made all the more challenging by an industry shortage of cyberskills.