When hidden malware all but caused one school district’s entire network to come crashing down, administrators knew that a change had to be made – and fast. After many of researching different solutions within available cloud communications, the decision was made to jump ship from its current LANDesk (News - Alert) Antivirus Software in favor of GFI’s VIPRE Business Premium.
According to this recent GFI post, the A-rated Brevard County School District in Florida had invested in VIPRE Business Premium from among seven different products it was considering, including products from the likes of heavy-hitters such as McAfee (News - Alert) and Symantec.
VIPRE Business Premium was also on display at the IT Nation 2012 summit, recently held this month from November 8-10. There, attendees were able to get an exclusive peak at the cloud communications solution that is powerful enough to protect major networks, yet sophisticated enough to be managed from the convenience of the cloud.
While running a virus scan in the past was proven to completely interrupt the task at hand by hogging all available resources, the VIPRE agent was designed to run without killing PC speeds. As a result, users remain blissfully oblivious to the solution running in the background; however, silence of the agent doesn’t lessen its impact, as VIPRE brings solid performance in advanced threat monitoring and cloud communications with its Active Protection heuristics, which monitor threats in real-time for zero-day vulnerabilities.
Installing VIPRE will simultaneously rid machines of previous antivirus software, therefore preventing any unnecessary interference. VIPRE doesn’t just scan your permanent hardware – all removable devices such as flash drives and removable hard drives will also be scanned, preventing infection from all sources.
VIPRE comes backed by a first-rate support team that will walk you through the process of installation and any future issues related to daily support. Further, services can be easily accessed by phone or electronically via e-mail or webchat.
To ensure companies have access to the protection they need, VIPRE Business Premium encompasses all of the features common to its renowned VIPRE Antivirus Business products suite, including integrated databases, e-mail protection and user-friendly policies and templates, but boasting additional, enhanced features.
With VIPRE Business Premium comes the ability to block malicious sites as well as the users trying to access them. The premium package also rids e-mails of dangerous phishing links, which might unknowingly be attached to e-mails, and comes equipped with a robust and customizable firewall. These advanced firewall features allow even more control over incoming traffic and HIPS rules to prevent attacks from other programs.
As the solution can be configured to take advantage of cloud communications, there is no additional hardware cost or need to be concerned about the potential for server troubleshooting issues. On-premise protection is provided too, as the package protects at the endpoints, prohibiting sensitive information from filtering through the network for scanning.
Due to its performance and small footprint, VIPRE Business Premium meets the demands of those companies needing reliable antivirus protection and functionality, and because it uses cloud communications to manage antivirus applications on remote devices, workstations and servers, it is a great fit for the mobile workforce, allowing simple and easy connectivity to your network from any location in the world.
To learn more about VIPRE Business Premium, the first and only antivirus with patch management, click here.
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