Antivirus: What it is, and What it isn’t.
Antivirus is the layer of defense built to scan for, detect and remove malware that is either in the process of or has already breached the system. Before we go any further, let me make a couple points about what antivirus software can not do.
First and foremost, it does not protect against web-based threats such as ransomware or malicious email links. Second, it is important to understand that antivirus is not a fail-safe layer, like backup is designed to be. However, most businesses still use only antivirus to protect their entire network.
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Sentry AntiVirus is built on top of the most powerful threat-detection engine on the market. Sentry detects a wide range of malware types, including Rootkits, Spyware, Adware, Dialers, Hacker Tools, Keyloggers, and Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs). Like other antivirus solutions, Sentry uses traditional, signature-based threat detection to identify known threats– those that are found in the database.
But what about those threats that haven’t yet made their way into the signature database?
Sentry File Inspector
Sentry File Inspector is designed to identify unknown threats. By comparing a file’s “behavior” against known malicious characteristics, possible threats are detected– even without a known signature.
But what if you still need more?
Sentry Live Protect stops malicious attempts before they can execute by scanning files as they are accessed in real-time. Flexibility to choose which file types to scan decreases resource usage and optimizes performance.
We control your antivirus engines through our dashboard. Technicians can initiate scans, manage quarantined threats and view threat, detection and quarantine reports. These reports help identify threat origin and assess whether the client should be notified or if further measures should be considered.
If something stops working, we are going to know about it. Integrity monitoring uses a system of checks and alerts to notify technicians when a threat is detected or a process isn’t functioning correctly.
User error is a leading security risk that places your employees in charge of carrying out essential security processes. The final benefit of a managed antivirus solution is that it removes end-user responsibility from a critical security process.
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