Computer security is one of the biggest things we are asked advice on. Both in terms of Anti-virus and Wireless Networks Security our customers like to know they are secure. When visiting new clients for the first time it is surprising how many unsecured wireless networks and expired Anti-virus packages we come across.
Not sure if you need our help on either of these security aspects? Keep reading to find out.
- Do you have Anti-virus Installed?
- Is it a paid for subscription to an Anti-virus package or are you using the free one?
- If it is subscription based, is it still valid?
- Is it up to date?
If you answered no to any of the above questions about Anti-virus then you do probably need some assistance. While free anti-virus software is better than nothing, if you use the internet a lot, use internet banking, buy online or anything confidential like that then you should really consider a more advanced package that includes Identity Protection of some sort.
For many years we have highly recommended AVG Anti-Virus software packages and more recently, after some thorough testing we are proud to also be able to offer and recommend Panda Cloud Protection packages. If you have any questions about your Anti-Virus or Internet Security software or require a recommendation on which software is right for you, please get in touch.
Wireless Network Security
Wireless security for most homes and small businesses require only one question, Do you need a password to connect to your wireless network when adding a new machine?
If the answer is no, then you really need that network secured asap because anyone nearby could be using your internet connection for goodness knows what! If you have a password that is on the bottom of the wireless modem router then chances are it is quite a short password and really you should be using a higher level of security, especially if you are regular at online banking, ordering online or use the internet for anything confidential.
The other reason for locking down the wireless is if people are using your connection without your permission they could be using more than your bandwidth quota by watching a lot of TV online and therefore causing you to have additional charges made to your account, or worse they could be visiting inappropriate or illegal websites in your name!
Parental Controls and Content Filtering
Keeping children safe online is an important part of computing life and filtering the content they view online is just as important. There are a number of software packages that can help do this from free to £250+, take a look at our blog post on content filtering here and get in touch if you need our assistance.
If you need to protect your work environment, prevent employees from visiting websites they shouldn’t or websites that could cause your office machines to be hacked into then give us a call, there are devices we can recommend and install to help with this, we just need to have a chat with you to establish your requirements.
Call Graham on 07838 369 492 or contact us online with your query and we can offer our advice and a price if work or software is required. We can usually help remotely if you have a reliable internet connection, however payment up front is required if you are a new customer.