What is our “Protected Workstation” fully managed security platform?
Protected workstation is a small piece of monitoring and remote management software on all devices to provide comprehensive endpoint protection. This software enables our team to manage and monitor security and performance optimisation tasks remotely. This software also includes a Business Grade anti-virus / anti-malware utility to further enhance end user device security and to protect against malicious applications and advanced DNS firewall protection to block against known malicious websites. The managed Antivirus and DNS firewall service are key to ensuring both network and host malware is detected and contained.
Wherever the end user’s device is located, our team performs continuous security, health, optimisation and performance monitoring of these machines. Through our comprehensive security stack and expertise in security monitoring your end user’s data is protected, which by design is aligned with GDPR regulation and compliance.
The final benefit to appreciate here is the functionality to provide you with monthly reporting of the security monitoring and the posture status of all of your end user devices. These reports will give you increased confidence in understanding the level of coverage it delivers and the importance of this to you and your business. It will also be something to champion with your clients through its inherent level of compliance and diligence.
Our protected workstation solution includes the following features:
- Proactive Monitoring – Active monitoring of over 275 system and application services to proactively identify issues before they happen.
- Performance – Scheduled maintenance tasks to ensure system health and optimisation.
- Patch Management – Hardening of corporate systems with the monitoring and management of patch deployment for security patches and 3rd party software updates.
- DNS Firewall- Endpoint web filtering to protects end user devices both inside and outside the corporate network using advanced security software that leverages DNS firewall to protect against web based cyber-attacks and blocking of unproductive or inappropriate website categories using custom policies.
- Managed Anti-Virus Protection – Commercial grade security software, with scheduled updates and ongoing security monitoring to ensure provide resilient malware protection.
- Asset and Inventory Tracking – Auditing of Systems, hardware and installed applications.
- Security Alerting – Notification and alerting of service and security events.
- Cost – Low monthly subscription cost per device
CloudTech24 support advanced Endpoint Security platforms for our clients including BitDefender, Microsoft Defender ATP, SentinelOne and Webroot – speak to us about how we can maximise your investment in your current Endpoint security platform with our expertise in platform management and threat monitoring expertise and threat detection service.
Common FAQs about our Endpoint Security & Anti-Virus
We often receive questions about our Endpoint Security & Anti-Virus so we thought we would clear them up with some helpful FAQs below. Of course, you can also pick the phone up and speak with us as we would be more than happy to help.
WHAT IS ANTIVIRUS?
Antivirus software is specialised software developed to provide protection against the execution of malicious software on a Windows, Apple Mac or Linux operating system.
WHAT IS THE BEST ANTIVIRUS FOR SMALL BUSINESS?
The best business antivirus solution is a fully managed platform that is monitored by an inhouse or external security team to ensure it is installed on all host and server systems, updated and with centralised alerting in the event of malware detection.
DO APPLE MAC DEVICES NEED ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION?
Antivirus software is critical software to be installed on all systems to prevent the execution of malicious software. Apple Mac devices are not immune to malicious software and in recent years there is an increase in malware targeting Mac operating systems (OS’s).
WHAT IS PATCH MANAGEMENT?
Patch management is the management of software updates, and system security patches. Centralised management of Windows, Mac, Linux and 3rd party software updates to ensure all platforms are hardened and secured against advanced attacks.
WHAT IS A DNS FIREWALL?
A DNS firewall is a software based solutions that is installed on all of your organisation’s endpoints and provides network security regardless in the office or working remotely. The DNS firewall prevents communication with known malicious websites and also granular blocking of website categories, that may not be suitable on business use, such as ‘Drug’, ‘Pornography’ and ‘Weapons’ websites.
IS FREE ANTIVIRUS ENOUGH?
Free antivirus provides some basic protection but not suitable for business use, a strategic endpoint security platform should include multiple layers of security protection, such as CloudTech24’s ‘Protected Workstation’ solution.
HOW DO YOU SECURE AN ENDPOINT?
A strategy for endpoint security can only be achieved through ongoing and centralised monitoring and implementing technology that provides endpoint security visibility and protection on multiple levels.
IS BITDEFENDER THE BEST BUSINESS ANTIVIRUS?
BitDefender provides professional CyberSecurity protection – CloudTech24 provide managed and monitored BitDefender services with monitoring of all clients environment via a single console gives you comprehensive protection and visibility of physical (and virtual) workstations and servers.
IS ANTI-VIRUS 100% EFFECTIVE AT PREVENTING MALWARE?
It is not possible to achieve 100% protection against malware and cyber attacks, all businesses need to adopt a layered strategy to cybersecurity – CloudTech24 provide comprehensive monitoring and managed endpoint managed solutions that provide these layered solutions.
WHAT IS MANAGED THREAT DETECTION SERVICE?
In addition to AntiVirus – CloudTech24 provide a managed threat detection solution to overlay traditional security controls to actively hunt for malicious footholds on all desktops and servers.