Cyber Data Safety

UK businesses facing increased cyber attacks with email the prime target

A recent survey by insurance specialists Hiscox* reports that 55% of companies surveyed had faced an attack compared to 40% last year.

Over 5,400 small, medium and large businesses across western Europe were surveyed and a ‘sharp increase’ in the number of cyber-attacks was reported. The findings from the survey also recorded that UK organisations were particularly unprepared compared to their European counterparts, with lower security budgets.

The report finds that cyber criminals are identifying more ways to attack and where Ransomware was the primary route, attacks on business email systems have now become more prevalent.

‘These were surprising findings from the survey’, comments AVR International’s Pre-Sales Technical Manager Alistair Russell. ‘With the introduction of the new GDPR Data Protection regulations last year, one would have expected the UK to be more focused on IT security.’ He continues, ‘Many businesses have increased their security awareness procedures and introduced more security solutions to combat the threat, but clearly not enough.’

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AVR Mobility Managed Service

Save money and improve productivity on your business mobile devices

The cost of business mobile device ownership often focuses on handset and airtime contract charges, but the true cost should include the considerable overhead of provisioning, supporting, managing, and securing the mobile estate.

If your business is running a substantial number of mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart watches, Internet of Things – how are you coping with the increasing management demands? How much of your internal technical resource is dedicated to this and are you totally confident it has the knowledge, expertise and customer service skills to deliver the high level of performance your business demands?

A dedicated Mobility Managed Service can provide an improved service level, save money and get more from your mobile investment

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SentinelOne Active EDR

Knock out cyber threats in minutes – automatically

If you had sufficient, experienced and qualified technical staff, you may be able to stop all cyber attacks, but the cost to your overhead would be enormous.

With the number of cyber and malware attacks in their millions, businesses have to really protect themselves, but tracking, identifying and stopping attacks is a demanding challenge.

Advanced, automated, AI technology, delivering complete multi-layered protection on one agent is the answer.

Say hello to Active EDR from SentinelOne.

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Kaspersky from AVR

Kaspersky is your key for total protection

There are many cyber security solution vendors but not all can provide TOTAL protection. Kaspersky is one that can.  With over 440 million worldwide users, Kaspersky is the world’s most trusted, most awarded cyber security provider.

With comprehensive threat protection, Kaspersky provides all types and size of business with on-premise or cloud solutions, allowing easy, single console management of multiple endpoints, mobile devices and file servers. With email now the largest threat to cyber attack or data breach, Kaspersky’s Office 365 security protection is a valuable  element that will keep your network, data and email secure.

Ask AVR for a Kaspersky quote  and we will send you a £10 Amazon voucher AND enter you in a prize draw to win an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with Alexa!*

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Cybersecurity Health Check

Claim your free Cybersecurity Health Check here!

Just how secure is your network and data?

Are you confident your cyber threat protection software is totally secure and the right fit for your business?

Are you still relying on outdated anti-virus and firewalls to keep you secure?

Would you like a free, no-obligation analysis of your IT security software from a friendly, industry expert.

Then you’re in luck as we have 10 absolutely free-of-charge assessments to give away. Claim yours here now!

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Mobility Managed Services

How are you managing your mobiles?

55% of those who took part in a recent YouGov survey said they couldn’t get through a meal without checking their mobile phones.

With 95% of UK 16 to 54 year old’s owning a smartphone, our mobile devices have become indispensable; keeping us in touch, improving productivity and helping to squeeze more into our busy lives.

It’s the same for businesses and organisations, where mobile technology is critical to success. The downside is the time and resource required to keep mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, the internet of things, etc – productive and secure. Without constant, professional, mobile tech expertise, deriving maximum value with total security can be a real challenge.

AVR’s Mobility Managed Service is the answer. A full service portfolio with a return on investment that delivers increased productivity, a secure network and reduced overheads.

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IT Security

Don’t renew without an AVR view

Is your IT Security, Threat or Cyber Protection solution due for renewal?

Do you wonder if you’re paying too much or have security software that’s now not right for your business or organisation?

With the dramatic increase in malware, computer viruses, cyber attacks and ransomware, many of the more traditional security software solutions struggle to resist these more sophisticated attacks. Many companies are still operating outdated anti-virus software that offers little resistance to a modern attack.

So we’d like to suggest you don’t renew without an AVR view!

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IT Security pain points

IT Security and Threat Protection. We feel your your pain.

The increase in the number and type of cyber attacks and data breaches has sharply raised the profile of IT Security and Threat Protection for businesses. For those not working in IT, cyber security may seem like a relatively new phenomenon, but for experienced IT directors and managers the threat has built from a tidal swell to a major flood.

Research amongst our customers and vendor partners demonstrates that high-profile attacks such as those on FIFA, British Airways, Under Armour etc., and malware like WannaCry, NotPetya and GitHub have pushed the issue front-of-mind, stimulating thoughts on what the main pressure or pain points are for IT decision makers.

AVR has analysed the data and identified four key areas that are driving threat protection investment decisions.

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Proofpoint Essentials

Essential threat protection from Proofpoint

Small and medium sized businesses are under threat of cyber attack as much as larger organisations, so they need the same high standard of threat protection. Not all solution providers can deliver this, but Proofpoint Essentials does. Combining key security elements to protect across email, web and social media, the Proofpoint Essentials solution blends extensive threat protection expertise with an in-depth knowledge of the demands of smaller organisations.

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Lookout Mobile Security

How much risk are you taking with your mobiles?

Mobile infection rates rose in the last twelve months and will continue to do so as cyber criminals are increasingly turn their focus to mobile devices as these endpoints have little or no protection on them. The assumption is mobile devices are safe, have built in security or are enrolled in an MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution securing the device. This assumption is wrong. There are a wealth of threats targeted at mobile devices, such as man-in-the-middle attacks, data leakage, malicious apps, out of date OS. To protect against these you need to understand what risks your mobile devices are prone to.

To help assess how vulnerable your business may be, AVR, in association with mobile security specialists Lookout, is offering for a limited period, a complimentary Mobile Risk Assessment with the opportunity to win a Spa Weekend break in our exciting prize draw.

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