Fuse Networks Blog

Antivirus, Analyzed

Antivirus, Analyzed

Antivirus is a crucial component to any network security platform, but do you know how it works? Below, we’ll go over how your security is improved by an antivirus solution.

What is Antivirus?
Antivirus is a variety of software meant to identify malware and other software-based threats and eliminate them, protecting your computing resources and data. While they aren’t all equally effective, you should have something implemented to protect your business’ key components from the multitude of hazards that lurk online.

What Does It Do?
An antivirus solution has a big responsibility, as there is a diverse variety of malware that could potentially create big problems for a business. Antivirus is what keeps these potential problems from actualizing. When you seek out an antivirus solution, you’re looking for a solution that does the following:

  • Enables scans to be scheduled
  • Allows scans to be initiated, on anything from a single file to the entire network
  • Identifies and eliminates malicious code
  • Reports the computer’s overall health and efficiency

How It Works
Based on predetermined and downloaded threat definitions, your antivirus will scan your files to see if any of the code in them matches its reserves of identified threats. By recording and archiving identified malware in the cloud, the antivirus solution is able to be more effective as compared to one hosted locally.

Any executable files that enter the system are scanned. If they happen to meet the threat definitions you have in place, they will be categorically blacklisted, blocked from further action, and quarantined. You have the ability to override the antivirus’ categorization, but generally speaking, a program was blocked for a reason.

Why Should I Pay For Antivirus?
There are a variety of antivirus options out there for a variety of price points, many being free. However, for a business’ purposes, the paid option is generally a better call, just because they are generally more up-to-date on the latest threats. Fortunately, there are many budget-friendly antivirus options out there that can do the job, so this is one investment that will certainly be worth it when all is said and done.

For more information about antivirus solutions or any other means of improving your network security, reach out to Fuse Networks and our IT professionals. We can help keep your business safe and running at its most effective. Call 855-GET-FUSE (438-3873) to learn more.

Fuse Networks LLC chooses Compliancy Group to achi...
Technology Basics: Print Toner


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, February 21 2019

Captcha Image

Newsletter Sign Up

  • No-Spam Guarantee: We hate spam as much or more than you do and will NEVER rent, share or give your information away to anyone else. We will only use your information to communicate with you direct, and you can also remove yourself from our list at any time with a simple click..
  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Tech Term Network Security Business Computing Hackers Innovation Productivity Data Backup Android Privacy Collaboration Data recovery Computer Data Software Cybersecurity User Tips Efficiency Communications IT Support Business Management Mobile Device Malware Google Internet Email Communication IT Services Office 365 VoIP Smartphone Hosted Solutions Browser Cybercrime Backup Applications Cost Management Managed Service Facebook Social Media Artificial Intelligence Hardware Access Control Mobile Devices Information Business Technology Cloud Small Business Phishing Blockchain Microsoft Office BDR Maintenance Vulnerability Saving Money Ransomware Business Scam Smartphones Cloud Computing Mobile Device Management Automation Data Security Two-factor Authentication Holiday Passwords Workplace Tips Apps Alert Patch Management Users Disaster Recovery Google Maps Social Engineering Quick Tips Internet of Things Hacking Remote Monitoring App Update Vulnerabilities Data loss Managed IT services Gmail Apple Saving Time Cooperation Websites Printer Microsoft Windows 10 Conferencing Tech Terms Document Management Augmented Reality Bitcoin Mobility Network Vendor Data Breach Healthcare Bandwidth Entertainment Virtual Assistant Device security Database Telephone System Mouse Sports Router Money Software License Wireless Headphones Content Excel Antivirus Chromebook Computing Tech Big Data Upload Printing Support Fuse Networks Emergency IT Management Processor Robot Data Protection Website Accountants Encryption Help Desk PowerPoint Microsoft Excel Company Culture Data Analysis Miscellaneous Tactics Electronic Medical Records Modem Cleaning BYOD Tip of the week Backup and Disaster Recovery Error Term Legislation Trends Government CIO Navigation Training Computer Care Vendor Management Professional Services Identity Theft Virtualization Fileless Malware Hard Drive Addiction User Tip SSID Distributed Denial of Service Information Technology Spam Computers Bookmark Managed IT Services Mobile Security Twitter Telephone Comparison Google Play Windows 10 Gamification Legal Screen Reader Knowledge Google Calendar Outsourced IT Computing Infrastructure Devices Equifax Service Level Agreement Voice over Internet Protocol Cryptocurrency Laptop Server Downloads Directions Hard Drive Disposal Freedom of Information Nanotechnology Browsers Social Network Specifications Health IT Security Cameras SharePoint Downtime Emails Law Enforcement Monitoring Evernote Networking Compliance Startup Going Green NCSAM iPhone Desktop Operating System Travel Cortana Cost email scam HTML Machine Learning Analytics Medical IT News Mobile Technology Digital Multi-factor Authentication Paperless Office Customer Resource management Television Social project management Piracy Bluetooth WiFi Management Business Continuity Google Docs Business Cards Regulations Productivity Download Managed Service Provider Unified Communications IT Username Disaster Microchip eWaste VPN Network Management Audit Proxy Server Data Management Fake News Virtual Reality Gadgets Budget Competition Customer Relationship Management Hiring/Firing IP Address Fun Employer-Employee Relationship Customer Service Mobile Office Upgrade Domains Wireless Hard Drives Regulation Public Speaking Search Presentation Wi-Fi Printers Lithium-ion battery Wireless Technology 5G Tech Support Safety IBM Managing Stress Marketing Hacker The Internet of Things Retail Multi-Factor Security