For the next several weeks, 3PRIME and we expect many of you, will be activating work from home procedures. A relevant concern is whether the computers your staff may use at home are protected like the ones at your offices.
Cloudflare, a global cloud DNS solution we use for a portion of our client domains, sent 2 interesting statistics yesterday.
- As more people work from home, peak traffic in impacted regions has increased, on average, approximately 10%.
- In Italy, which has imposed a nationwide quarantine, peak Internet traffic is up 30%.
If you aren’t using a solid antivirus and Internet security suite, we want to share the same recommendation we make for clients experiencing issues with malware on your computers. We have used Vipre Internet Security for our workstations and laptops since 2012, and in that time we haven’t had to rebuild any workstations due to malware incidents. Prior to this we would have to do this every 6 months or so, a real drag on focus and productivity.
You can protect 10 computers and laptops for $79 per year. Use this link to get the Home Protection package and receive a 20% discount.
Vipre also has several other options, including:
- VPN Software
- Privacy Shield
- Endpoint Security for network administrators
- Ultimate Security package which bundles Privacy shield and VPN with the Home protection license.
While we do not directly support office networks, we’ve found the Home Protection very easy to install and essentially set-and-forget.
Installing Vipre Home Protection
- Please use this link to purchase the license for 1, 5 or 10 Macs or PCs.
- On that page, choose “Vipre Advanced Security”.
- Select the number of licenses you need.
- Once you complete the purchase, note your license key.
- Download the installation package and install it on each computer.
- During install specify the license key.
- Complete the installation, including the initial scans.
- Setup the scan schedule, we have ours set to run weekly during an evening, but set it to whatever you feel makes the most sense.