Tag Archives: SMB

Fresh Start in Education improves threat protection with Avast – Avast

The Company
 Fresh Start in Education boasts a 96% success rate helping at-risk students struggling with education and learning to re-engage and re-integrate into school and work. The company’s approach, tools, and training enable children and yo…

Saint Gertrude High School improves efficiency with Avast Business patch management – Avast

The School
As the only all-girls high school for grades 9-12 in the greater Richmond, Virginia area, Saint Gertrude High School offers a unique experience. If you ask Technology Coordinator Thomas Glass, the appeal of the Catholic preparatory day scho…

Avast Business offers new patch management service – Avast

Every IT professional will agree that patch management is critical to ensuring a healthy network. Yet our recent security assessment of 500,000 endpoints showed that only 29% of the devices passed the patch test.  We weren’t surprised.
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Backstory Revealed, Ghidra Announced and More | Avast

New platforms to clobber cybercrime
Two major announcements at this week’s RSA mark strident leaps forward in cybersecurity, and both rely on the same core principal — sharing knowledge. The combined efforts that make these cybersecurity tools so pote…

Avast Business Introduces Secure Web Gateway | Avast Business

Today’s evolving cybersecurity landscape for SMBs is unpredictable. The risk of financial and reputational loss is growing rapidly as hackers find new attack methods and tactics every day. This week, Avast Business released a new security service that …

Key vulnerabilities: devices and people | Avast Business

You’ve probably heard countless terms relating to cybersecurity, but here we are going to focus on just one: attack surface. An “attack surface” is simply the number of possible ways an attacker can get into a device or network and extract data. It’s an especially important measurement for SMBs because most think they are too small to be a target, but a quick look at their attack surface shows that it is in fact quite large, increasing their exposure to risk.

Managing SMB endpoint protection without an IT department | Avast Business

For small business owners, cash flow and sales are top of the agenda, leaving little time to focus on cybersecurity. Many small businesses will never reach a size at which they need or can afford a devoted IT support person, let alone a whole department. Of course, this doesn’t mean small businesses don’t need to protect themselves from cyberattacks. Thankfully, there are easy ways that SMB owners can manage their cybersecurity, protect their devices and prevent data breaches without an IT department.

South Dakota MSP simplifies security with Managed Workplace | Avast Business

The customer

Golden West Technologies delivers managed security, infrastructure, wide-area networking, and unified communications services to small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in western South Dakota. The Rapid City-based company serves a wide spectrum of industries, including state and local governments, banking, healthcare, education, mining, manufacturing, and Native American tribal organizations. “Our managed services focus gives us a geographic advantage,” explains Operations Manager Chris Brickey, “as we can remotely deliver a range of IT and security services to a broad mix of customers across the state without adding physical locations or new staff.”

Small and midsize businesses are targeted most often by hackers

“SMBs are not just targets of cybercrime, they are its principal target” says a U.S. Security and Exchange Commission report from last fall. In fact, the majority of all targeted cyberattacks last year were directed at SMBs. The New York Times, in its article No Business Too Small to Be Hacked, said that 60% of all online attacks […]