With businesses spending sizable sums of money to clean up damage from malware, high malware detection rates take on greater importance. Cyber attacks cost large enterprises millions of euros per year, and some businesses can spend thousands per month. Small firms are also increasingly popular targets for attacks, as they are not as likely to be adequately protected.
“Not only are businesses spending for malware cleanup, they also have the costs of lost productivity, data loss, investigation and post-incident management,” says Pekka Usva, VP of Corporate Security at F-Secure. “Add those together, and malware that has gone undetected can have serious ramifications to a business. Even a one percent higher detection rate can save thousands.”
Attacks can include theft of an organization’s intellectual property, confiscation of online bank accounts, distribution of viruses, posting of confidential business information on the Internet, and disruption of a company’s network with a denial of service attack.
Responsible for Client Security’s high detection rate is DeepGuard 4, the latest incarnation of F-Secure’s detection engine, which uses heuristical, behavioral and reputation-based technologies to provide proactive protection against both existing malware and brand-new, previously unknown threats.
F-Secure Client Security’s enhanced protection for corporate desktops and laptops supports recent versions of Windows without compromising performance. Its improved browsing protection works with all major browsers.
Central management is taken care of by the latest version of F-Secure Policy Manager, the comprehensive and easy-to-use security management tool that allows IT administrators to manage and add new workstations, servers or remote offices using one central console. Among Policy Manager’s new features are support for Client Security updates and Windows 8.