ESET Dynamic Threat Defence

Cyber threats are forever changing; becoming more advanced, exploiting both unknown and known vulnerabilities and finding new ways to attack your systems.  What hasn’t changed is the fundamentals of threat protection: good antivirus software and installing operating system patches promptly.  Antivirus software protects systems by looking for malicious code then stopping it from accessing the device or data.  The operating system is the core software that controls how your computer operates.  Whether you use Apple, Microsoft, Android or Linux, vulnerabilities in the software are found almost daily.  The developer will create fixes for these vulnerabilities and release them as patches or updates.  It is vital that both the antivirus software and patches are updated as soon as updates are available – the period between a vulnerability being found and a patch been deployed is the high-risk zone where infection is most likely.

When challenged, most small business owners will give the same response “it happens automatically”.

However, once we start auditing their devices, we find that the automatic updates have failed, the antivirus software has expired, been disabled or removed completely.  There are a never-ending variety of reasons why it hasn’t happened, but that doesn’t change the fact that those systems are high risk!

ESET Security Management Centre – monitor and maintain endpoint security

This is where centralised management becomes a game changer.  At PAAC IT we use ESET’s Security Management Center (ESMC) to monitor and maintain endpoint security.  ESMC displays a dashboard overview of all protected machines.  From a glance we can see what the state of security is across all devices.  This includes laptops, desktops, phones and tablets running any operating system.

Using ESMC we can identify which devices are at risk allowing us to take action to protect them.  ESMC has advanced features allowing us to push updates, restart devices and remotely fix security concerns.  If ESMC is unable to resolve issues automatically it will trigger an alert to our helpdesk for one of our technicians to resolve.

Centralised security management should be more than just ‘nice to have’.

Are your devices proactively managed?

About Us

We provide supportive leadership enabling our business community to succeed and prosper through effective use of IT and Technology. PAAC IT is an IT Company in Surrey offering small businesses the personal attention and care that their IT systems deserve. If your company has between 1 and 100 employees and need a IT Company in Surrey we would love to hear from you!

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"PAAC IT provide a managed service for our PCs on a fixed monthly charge. Really great, they are there when we need them"
Julia Macquisten - OwnerLucas Field Media
"PAAC-IT provide and maintain our Apple Macs and Macbook Pros. Richard and his team at PAAC IT are very prompt and responsive when we need help, and a pleasure to work with"
David Alden - DirectorAlden Holmes
"Our business is highly dependent on computer technology – all the way from design and creative software platforms to administration processes. PAAC-IT set up and configured our mix of PC and Apple computers, file servers and security software and now keep it running. The team at PAAC-IT is very competent and keep our IT running smoothly"
Edward Green - DirectorMilly Green
"I was having trouble making Skype calls to my son. Both Darren and Connor were extremely helpful and patient. They were so kind to get the computer in and out of the car for me - i couldn't have done this on my own as i am disabled"
Jane Nightingale
"On moving house we required help of PAAC to coordinate a tablet, PC and laptop with new security and email addresses and to ensure transfer of old contact details etc. Some of this work was undertaken by Darren in the Midhurst shop and some at our new address. Darren was professional and helpful with successful results. PAAC also followed up with care to ensure that all was well. "
A satisfied customer
"I have been dealing with PAAC IT, mostly in their Midhurst Office, but also in Haslemere, for the past three or four years. They clearly understand Macs and have given me good advice, and sorted out various issues for me. Things did go wrong with the network wireless adapters I had bought from them, but they were quick to ensure they were checked and replaced without a problem, and they followed up with me a month later to ensure all was OK. That’s good customer service!"
James Tree
"Dynamite, goes the extra yard every time, reliable and essential support to my business."
Lawrence MullenThe Talking Trade
"Good, dependable, brilliant, local"
Anneke Clegg
"I have been using the services of PAAC IT for over two years. During this time I have found the staff to be courteous, understanding, and very efficient. I have received first class service on each and every occasion – from keeping my ancient computer running, to advising and supplying a suitable replacement when it eventually crashed. All my transactions have been with the team in the Haslemere shop where Richard, Mark, Darren and Oliver have addressed my computer difficulties with great patience and kindness. To them I am eternally grateful."
Derek Smyth