AVR International

Where did that year go?

Writing this post today 20th November, I calculate there are just 25 working days until the end of the year. It’s quite staggering how quickly time passes.  How those lovely warm summer days have fast faded into the memory as the cold, damp, dark days of winter approach. So have you achieved all you wanted to in 2017?  Can we help you with any outstanding threat protection, data compliance or mobile device management issues?  Always happy to chat and provide an alternative quote with no obligation.  

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C360 at The Business Show

Small businesses count the cost of a cyber attack

One in five small businesses hit by a cyber attack report that the breach cost in excess of £10,000 with one in ten quoting £50,000 as the amount they had to spend to rectify the damage.  With over 875,000 small, and medium sized businesses (SME’s) across the UK being attacked in the last 12 months, can SME’s really afford to take a chance on outdated or inadequate protection?

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AVR

AVR celebrates our 15th Birthday!

Back in 2002 when businesses would traditionally purchase a suite of anti-virus signature detection based solutions from one vendor, Helen Hall started a business in the basement of her home, with the objective of offering her customers a diverse range of security solutions to better match their specific company requirements.  Anti Virus Reseller Ltd  was born on 22nd October 2002 and now in 2017, we are proudly celebrating AVR’s 15th birthday!

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SentinelOne Endpoint Protection

We can stop every type of endpoint attack

Almost half of UK businesses were hit by a cyber attack in 2016. Seven out of ten large firms identified a breach and those businesses holding electronic data were twice as likely to be attacked (UK Government Cyber Breaches Survey 2017).  All of those attacked will have anti-virus and firewalls in place, but today’s advanced malware can breach those defences.  Next Generation Endpoint Protection will stop every type of attack at every stage in the threat life-cycle.  So what’s stopping you giving your business this vital security?

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BYOD Maas360

BYOD? TBH AVR say KISS!

In today’s world of text speak, instant messaging, emoticons and emoji’s, less is more!  For most people, mobile phones are the primary form of communication and their use within business is now ubiquitous.  As capable as mobile devices – smartphones, tablet devices, laptops – are at easing communications and improving productivity, if there is not structure and control to their usage, there is a risk that they can open the organisation to a cyber attack or data breach, particularly if the mobiles are the employees own as in BYOD – Bring Your Own Device.  So businesses need TBH – To Be Honest and KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid! No offence!

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small business information security

I’m too small to be a target

‘I’m too small to be a target’ must be one of the most common phrases we hear when talking to companies about cyber attacks and data breaches.  It’s understandable when the media is quick to broadcast news of large scale computer virus or Ransomware attacks on well-known businesses.  The reality is quite different. Statistics from Small Business Trends shows that 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses, with just 14% being effective at mitigating attacks and sadly 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

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Ransomware attack

Join our Petya-NotPetya Ransomware webinar – Wednesday 28th June at 4.00pm

Here we go again!  Another major, global Ransomware attack has launched that is causing havoc and disruption to businesses and organisations across the world.  The cyber-attackers are demanding ransoms to release or unlock data, which in most cases will never be recovered.  There is an answer.  There is total and complete managed Endpoint Protection that will protect and detect against the threat.

AVR is running a Custodian360 webinar at 4.00pm GMT today, Wednesday 28th June, where we will talk about the current threat and examine the forensics of the attack that some are calling Petya and some are not! To register for the webinar, complete the form below and we will confirm your registration immediately.

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Ransomware

Defeat Ransomware over Breakfast in Manchester

Whilst you may be tiring of hearing about Ransomware and would love to ignore it, it’s becoming less likely it will ignore you!  With a sharp increase in the number of cyber attacks highlighted by the recent, formidable WannaCry attack which crippled many NHS Trusts, Ransomware is a clear and present danger for all businesses and organisations.

The good news is that you can protect against Ransomware and other malware and stop it completely, avoiding the disruption we have recently seen across the media.  We invite you to join AVR and SentinelOne for breakfast in Manchester on Wednesday 12th July 2017 and find out how.

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AVR at InfoSec

Meet AVR and Custodian360 at InfoSec

InfoSecurity, Europe’s premier Information Security Conference and Expo arrives at Olympia London on Tuesday 6th to 8th June where AVR and Custodian360 will be there!  AVR will be guiding people through the maze of hundreds of exhibitors, identifying the right solution providers.  Custodian360 will be exhibiting on the show floor, demonstrating its unique Total Managed Endpoint Protection solution.  We’d love you to join us!

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