Mobility Managed Services

How are you managing your mobiles?

According to a recent YouGov survey, 55% of those surveyed said they could not get through a meal without checking their mobile phones.

It’s unlikely that statistic will surprise anyone. With 95% of UK 16 to 54 year old’s owning a smartphone, it’s clear that our mobile devices are indispensable, keeping us in touch, improving productivity and allowing us to squeeze more into our busy lives.

The reliance for businesses and organisations on mobile technology is undoubted too. The downside is the time and resource required to keep mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, the internet of things and more – up-to-date and secure can be extremely time consuming. Without full-time, professional, mobile tech expertise many will struggle to derive maximum value and keep them completely secure.

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 Many companies are still operating outdated anti-virus software that offers little resistance to a modern attack.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 with an AVR view!

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Kaspersky

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

If you have recently received an AVR – Kaspersky Key you may have won a valuable prize!* If not and you would like the chance to win, read on….

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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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SentinelOne Hacking Workshop

You’re invited to the AVR and SentinelOne Ultimate Hacking workshop

There is at least a 50% chance your business or organisation will face a cyber attack and sadly it’s only going to get worse. If you’ve avoided an attack or breach so far then you can count yourselves lucky the odds of remaining cyber secure are fast reducing. On the plus side, there is a truly effective answer and we’d like to give you the opportunity to get hands-on with the ultimate in threat protection at our powerful, interactive workshop.

Join us for the SentinelOne Ultimate Hacking workshop at AVR’s Twyford office, near Reading, on the afternoon of Thursday 15th November and experience personally how you can defeat a live cyber attack. Register below for this invaluable experience below.

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Symantec Web Isolation from AVR

Keep surfing safely with the best web security solution

How safe is it to surf the Web? The internet is such a vital tool for personal and business use yet the threat of cyber attack or data breach from web based malware or phishing threats is higher than ever. How confident are you that you and your colleagues can go online safely and not inadvertently provide access to malware that could cause disastrous consequences to your network or data? Consider a comprehensive Web Security solution from AVR which will give you complete protection with totally uninhibited, transparent user access.

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King Street Townhouse

Join our Ransomware seminar in Manchester on 24th January

Ransomware remains a major threat to ALL businesses and organisations, but what is it? How does it operate and how can you protect your company’s vital data and endpoints? Together with Endpoint Security specialists SentinelOne, AVR will explain how over drinks and canapes at the elegant King Street Townhouse on the evening of Wednesday 24th January. We would love you to join us!

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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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