Want antivirus for your business? Here's how to decide which one to go for

If you have to get an antivirus for your business, here are some tips you need to consider before buying it.

| Updated on: Apr 21 2022, 17:44 IST
Here is how you can decide which antivirus product can suit your business the best. (Representative Image) (Pixabay)
Here is how you can decide which antivirus product can suit your business the best. (Representative Image) (Pixabay)

Using computers and cloud services allows businesses and companies to save large amounts of data at a place. However, at the same time it also brings security risks. With almost everything going online and an increase in the use of electronic gadgets, the threat of viruses and cybercrime has also increased. And losing any vital detail or information can cost you losses. Therefore in order to stay protected you can try investing in the best business antivirus package possible. But how will you decide which antivirus package is best suited for your business?

Other than deciding the antivirus package on the basis of price or the name of the company, you also need to know what your organization needs. You then need to analyze on the basis of your organization's requirement and see which antivirus fits the best. In order to help you out we have prepared a list of things that you need to consider and ponder upon if you are planning to get an antivirus for your business. Check the list below:

1. Know what exactly you need

You need to know what kind of hardware you require in order to protect your company regardless of the size of it. You need to know if you require a product that only works on Windows machines, or products that work on all devices- from Windows to iOS and more. If your company is large in size then you may need a product that can pay special protection to servers.

2. Sort out the features you require in the product

After figuring out the machines that need to be secured, you will have to list out the features you require in the antivirus product so that it can offer an appropriate level of protection. You may have to protect files, applications, etc. used in your company or business. You will require a good antivirus product that can scan and remove malicious or dangerous files from the system in real-time – as soon as it identifies the threat on your PC.

3. What extra does the antivirus product offer

After identifying the application that can cover all the essential sections, you need to look at what extra features are there that can provide some extra protection to your business. If the product detects phishing attempts, scan USB devices, and other threats. You can also consider products that can protect instant messaging and communications tools and platforms like MS Teams, Zoom, among others.

4. Price of the antivirus product

Price is one of the most important factors that you need to consider. Not all antivirus products can offer value for money to your organization. The price you need to pay depends on the brand of the product, its features, how many devices you have to protect, if you want it on a monthly basis or by paying one time price.

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First Published Date: 21 Apr, 17:44 IST