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What is a Managed Antivirus Service?

Antivirus helps to protect you from the 1.1 billion forms of malware out there in the world. It detects, neutralizes, and removes the malware that gets past your other defenses (such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, and spam filters) and into your systems. 

On average, antivirus software detects 100% of known threats and nearly 99% of unknown/zero-day threats. It’s a critical part of any business’s defenses against cyber-attacks and is relatively inexpensive for the protection it provides.

More than likely, if you own a computer, you have some form of antivirus on it to keep malware at bay. However, there is a big difference in effectiveness that an antivirus can have that is dependent on the solution chosen as well as how it is deployed and managed.

With managed antivirus, we manage all things including installations and processes with our premium tools and expert knowledge. 

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Why Should I Go with a Managed Antivirus Service?

When running a business, it’s more important than ever to catch each threat, as the data is more important, and the amount of potential loss more significant. It isn’t enough to rely on consumer-grade products to keep your business safe.

To get the best results, you’ll want the comprehensive protections that a centralized antivirus solution brings. We can deploy a professional-grade managed antivirus on all your computers that will properly keep most threats neutralized. 

Benefits of a Managed Antivirus

  • Reduced Costs
  • Centralized Management
  • Frequent Monitoring
  • Always-On Security
  • Proactive Service

How Does Managed Antivirus Work?

Managed antivirus is a service in which we will manage all the antivirus installations or processes of your business on an ongoing basis for a flat monthly fee. 

We have the tools, knowledge, and experience necessary to remotely manage your antivirus installations on all devices. 

Managed antivirus runs on a centralized server and connects to all endpoints of your business so that every computer on the network is kept protected. The antivirus will then be kept frequently updated to combat the latest threats that your business may face. Antivirus scans will be scheduled, and issues logged without any interruption to your operations.

What are the Components of a Managed Antivirus Service?

-Installation and Configuration: This service will include installing the local client on all your computers and servers. It may also include further customizations as needed, such as setting user permissions.

-Alert Response: We’ll check alerts, including those concerning possible infections, failed scans, or attempts to disable or bypass the software. The signs will be checked to verify the legitimate issue and then take the necessary action.  We will also know when the anti-virus software is out-of-date or has been turned off. 

-Log Monitoring: In addition to responding to alerts, we review antivirus logs periodically to ensure nothing was missed by the alerting system, keeping a look out for anomalies, unexpected changes, unusual patterns of activity, etc.

-Update Management: We’ll make sure the antivirus software is always up-to-date and ready to protect you from emerging cyber threats. Depending on the software, this may involve pushing out the updates to all the local clients or simply downloading the updates to a centralized repository on a server. 

-License and User Control: We’ll handle the process of buying or re-using licenses, installing new instances, and user control settings to fit your needs, and making any desired changes as your workforce grows. 

Why Choose KT Connections for a Managed Antivirus Service?

Our technicians will review and audit all your devices on a regular basis, and that includes the status of your antivirus. We’ll ensure that you are updated across the board, using industry-leading solutions to prevent future threats before they even make it onto your network. 

A managed antivirus service will go a long way in threat reduction, providing you the peace of mind that all your bases are covered. 

We have a team experienced in remotely implementing and managing antivirus software who know how to interpret and resolve all the different alerts or log entries that may arise. We will maximize the effectiveness of your antivirus software.