As you and your employees continue to work from home, your business’s security should be a top priority. The use of personal devices and networks leaves your workforce more open to threats than ever before. Viruses and malware can harm your devices and keep you from working efficiently.
Criminals are constantly developing new ways to attack networks, take advantage of employee trust, and steal data. Smaller business owners may not think they’re a target, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, small businesses with 100 employees or fewer now face the same risk of attack as a 20,000-employee enterprise.
To combat these attacks, we’re going to introduce you to Microsoft Modern Office and Webroot endpoint security, which work together to provide enterprise antivirus and anti-malware protection for your business. In this guide, we’ll take you through the risks involved with improper cybersecurity measures, how Webroot and Modern Office address them, and how WheelHouse IT can set up your business for security success.
What Risks Can a Company Face Without Proper Cybersecurity?
Establishing and maintaining proper security measures for your business when working from home is essential to ensuring a safe and productive online workspace. There are numerous challenges and threats that your employees can face if they are not careful, such as:
- Phishing scams
- Business email compromise (BEC) scams
- Password and account compromises
- Stolen credit/debit card information
- Compromised software
These are only a few of the threats that you and your employees could face without proper cybersecurity in place. They range from mildly invasive issues to threats that could halt your business from working for long periods of time, which makes it important to ensure that you’re prepared for anything.
While Microsoft’s Modern Office has a built-in tool called Windows Defender to help combat these issues, WheelHouse IT replaces the built-in Windows Defender with Webroot, a much more advanced and robust antivirus and anti-malware solution.
How Does Webroot Provide Solutions to Those Risks?
The best way to protect your company’s data and information is by using endpoint protection. Endpoint protection (or endpoint security) is a term that describes cybersecurity services for laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, servers, and virtual environments. These points of access are the most susceptible to cyber-attacks and other threats.
Endpoint protection helps businesses keep sensitive data, information, critical systems, intellectual property, and employee devices safe from ransomware, phishing, malware, and other cyber-attacks listed above.
Webroot endpoint management works in a number of ways to maintain strong antivirus and anti-malware standards. With Webroot, you can stop cyber-attacks with device protection measures and contextual threat intelligence, which allow the system to adapt and counter threats at all levels.
Webroot also offers cloud-based consoles, fast deployment & scans, and RMM, PSA, and BI integrations for smoother management and surveillance. These elements make it simple to track and control your system’s security.
Other key endpoint security features include:
- Machine-learning used to detect threats in real time
- Anti-malware and antivirus to protect against, detect, and fix malware across multiple endpoint devices and systems
- Proactive web security to ensure safe browsing
- Data classification and data loss prevention (DLP) measures
- Firewalls designed to block hostile network attacks
- Email gateways to block phishing and other targeted attacks
- Detailed threat analysis that helps you isolate infections and attacks
- Insider threat protection to protect your employees against unintentional malicious actions
- A core endpoint management space that provides visibility and simplifies operations
- Endpoint, email, and disk encryption to prevent any data exfiltration from your business
How Can WheelHouse IT Help Your Business Get Started with Cybersecurity Protection?
At WheelHouse IT, we want to see your business succeed in these uncertain times (and beyond). We have a dedicated and experienced team of managed IT professionals who can help you navigate this new, modern workplace and help you implement Microsoft Modern Office, Webroot, as well as antivirus and anti-malware policies for your business as you continue to work from home.
Work with a team that is knowledgeable and has experience with Modern Office by getting in touch with us today. Webroot cybersecurity measures are secure and reliable, allowing you to effectively monitor, protect, and manage your business’s data and information as you continue to work remotely—and WheelHouse IT has the experts to help you implement it effectively.
Let’s work together to make sure your business remains as effective, productive, and secure as possible.