With the huge shift towards homeworking, your business IT network and sensitive data has never been more vulnerable. Cyber-attacks are increasing, and the consequences for small businesses can be disastrous:

  • In 2020, Check Point Research confirmed a 50% increase in daily ransomware attacks across the globe
  • A survey by Datto on ransomware found that during 2020, 91% of ransomware attacks targeted windows PCs
  • UK government survey estimated the average cost of a cyber-attack on a small business to be between £65,000 and £115,000.
  • According to a report by Small Business Trends, 43% of cyber-attacks are aimed at SMEs.
  • 60% of small businesses go out of business within 6 months of a cyber-attack.

As a trusted supplier to our customers, Solution Consultants ICT have access to a number of great cyber security products, all provided and managed by our experienced support team. We have summarised the main products we recommend below:

ESET:

When it comes to Cyber Security, a multi-layered approach is recommended and that’s why ESET’s offering, based on proactive and smart technologies, allows us to detect threats faster and at different stages of the cyber kill chain. Our customers benefit from stronger and more effective protection combining endpoint-based and cloud-augmented technologies. ESET delivers everything you need in an anti-malware package: great detection rates, small footprint and centralised management. This, combined with their expert support, makes ESET one of our chosen supplier for protecting our customers’ systems.

For a small to medium business ESET is a great choice as the standard package offers robust protection for your endpoints at a lower cost than a lot of their competitors. ESET also offers a cloud managed version of their products to enable administrators to have a single place to view, manage and configure their anti-virus product.

If you have a business that needs to comply with data privacy regulations, then you may want to look at the advanced version of ESET protection. This includes all the features of the standard offering as well as full disk encryption and proactive protection from zero-day threats.

Sophos:

Solution Consultants has also partnered with Sophos to ensure we’re able to supply the best cybersecurity products for your business needs. Intercept X is Sophos’ most advanced offering that boasts a huge range of features.

Intercept X includes anti-ransomware technology that detects malicious encryption processes and shuts them down before they can spread across your network. It prevents both file-based and master boot record ransomware. Any files that were encrypted are rolled back to a safe state, meaning your employees can continue working uninterrupted, with minimal impact to business continuity.

We would recommend Sophos if you are a larger business, as if you’re hit with ransomware, it can be extremely costly to the business. With Intercept X you can rest easy knowing you are protected. We will also recommend Sophos if you have mission critical devices to ensure they are protected.

Solution Consultants are here to help guide you through the different options. For a free consultation, please contact us on 0345 3373838 or chris@solutionconsultants.co.uk