How many computers do you have in your office? Regardless, of whether the answer is 5 or 50 or 500, you have to acknowledge that without a single one of those systems, your productivity, will take a hit.
Now, most offices use a single internet connection, and create a local area network, for their employees to work with. These are usually handled by a skilled IT team, who install a good antivirus on the computers and maintain the systems free from viruses.
But what about other malware? You see, as technology evolves, so do the techniques used by scammers and malware coders. They design the malware to be smarter, be more sneaky, and bypass even an updated anti-virus’ scanners and real-time protection.
Imagine this, one of the PCs in your office, is used to access a website, which has an ad. This ad, may seem to be a normal one, but in fact, could be a malicious one. Malware writers may have injected their code, into a legit ad, to make it into a malicious ad, and this process, is called, malvertising. Let’s pretend it is such an ad, and if the user clicks on the ad, a malware is downloaded and executed silently, and before you know it, the malware locks all of your files by encrypting them, with a very strong algorithm, usually up to military grade. This kind of malware is called a ransomware, because it demands the user to pay money to unlock the files within a given time. Sometimes you may have no other option, than to either lose the files forever, or pay to recover the decryption key.
Many top firms, have fallen victim to such ransomware, and have paid millions to recover the data, which they could not afford to lose. You shouldn’t do the same. There is a way to keep your office computers safe. You need more than an antivirus, you are going to need something which can not only protect against malware, but also detect programs for suspicious behaviour, ransomware like signatures, and more.
Meet Malwarebytes Endpoint Security. It is a security suite, which combines the power of three technologies, Anti-malware, Anti-exploit and Anti-ransomware, which can be managed from a single console.
That’s right, the power of three powerful real-time utilities, in one security software suite, which means there is a triple layer of protection, in addition to your existing anti-virus. Yes, you can deploy Malwarebytes Endpoint Security, alongside any other security software solution which you have installed on your computer, and they won’t conflict with each other. So, it makes for a good secondary scanner, or a companion anti-virus.
The first of the three security programs in the suite, is Malwarebytes Anti-malware. It can be used for scanning your computers for malware, spyware, adware, etc, and to remove them from the infected systems. It is a powerful scanner, that it can spot infections which traditional anti-virus tend to miss. Unlike regular malware removal tools, Malwarebytes Anti-malware has a special technology called Malwarebytes Chameleon, which lets the program run even on infected computers.
There are three scan types in Malwarebytes Anti-malware, quick scan, flash scan and full scan. The quick scan only scans the memory objects and system areas which are usually infected by malware. The second scan type, the flash scan only scans for active processes in the memory to check for infections, and is the quickest scan type. If you want a comprehensive scan, you need to choose the the full scan option, as it lets you scan your entire computer. Malwarebytes Anti-malware can protect your computer in real-time. by preventing all sorts of malware, which may try to attack, using file execution. It can also block malicious websites, which your browser or other applications may try to connect to.
Malwarebytes Anti-exploit is the second layer of defense, which protects computers by blocking malware from running arbitrary malicious code into programs, both in the memory and by using application behavioral protection. Interestingly, the Malwarebytes Anti-exploit can protect unsupported programs with anti-exploit protection, to shield unpatched exploits. So malware cannot use some security hole to exploit your operating system or any program, or infect your browser or other supported programs.
Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware, is what makes Malwarebytes Endpoint Security, superb. It has a real-time detection and blocking engine, which scans for and detects ransomware with its proprietary ransomware behavioral technology. It is light on resources, so you don’t have to worry about high memory usage even while working with other applications. The technology used in Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware, is so strong that it can detect and block even the newest of ransomware instantly, an advanced method which Malwarebytes calls zero-hour protection. This is because the scanner does not rely on any database with signatures for detecting ransomware. So the attacks are stopped, before the ransomware can run.
Malwarebytes Endpoint Security can be monitored, with its Management Console. The Console can be used for managing all the computers, which have the Endpoint software installed, on your network. The console can be used for running scheduled scans, and even has a central reporting screen for monitoring threats. It can detect unprotected systems on your network, so that you can bring them all under the brilliant security of the program’s multi power arsenal. You can use the console to detect all installed software on all your systems.
Malwarebytes Endpoint Security is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 and above, and all versions of Windows from XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2011. The Management Console, can be run on Windows Server 2012, 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012, 2008 and 2008 Express.