One of the more immune products in any downturn is computer security because taking risks with data is simply not an option.
As the pressure on the finances spreads it reaches criminals and so the attraction of vulnerable desktops increases dramatically so deciding to stick with an outdated and inefficient piece of software is not a serious option.
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There are plenty of answers but one of those vendors that has been busy carving out a brand position, helped with major OEM supply deals, is F-Secure.
The vendors emphasis is very much on a desktop level and it has been adapting its services over the last year to improve its coverage with hosted offerings and products designed specifically to cope with the demands of small business customers.
F-Secure Anti-Virus 2008 is designed to work with with numerous flavours of Windows including 98, 2000 and XP.
The range of protection covers some of the most common problems including fending off viruses, spyware, worms, trojans and the means to combat rootkits.
Rootkits might seem like an odd inclusion but the cases of problems emerging from vulnerabilities installed via a rootkit have grown and there have been some high-profile examples that have put this firmly on the customer agenda.
This is the sort of product that is going to be rolled out across a corporate network as well as something that can deliver benefits on an individual basis.
The other benefit for resellers promoting this software is that it is available for evaluation via a download on the vendor’s site.
Evaluations can be a very useful way of not only indicating to a user the sort of protection they could expect vbut also the ease with which the software can be controlled and manipulate.
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