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Perth, Scotland, Bridge Broadband Services has launched a bespoke managed total Anti Virus and malware service.

"We see a huge need in all businesses for a secure working environment, yet many have to rely on the limited resources they have, both in terms of time and expense. But in light of the significant increase in threats that we see, ignorance is no defence," says Keith Fergie, general manager of Bridge Broadband Services.

Many business are faced with the complex task of managing desktop protection both in the office and for remote users who are perhaps on the road or working from home. Many rival 'solutions' only cater for office based networks whereas our total managed service protects both networked computers and mobiles such as laptops outside the office.

For a yearly cost of £42 per PC the service ( protects users against all security threats from viruses and malware (including spyware, trojans, dialers etc) and is tailored for each customer site according to individual business requirements after an indepth needs analysis and security audit. The Service is run directly from Bridge Broadband's own dedicated data centre and constantly monitored by specialist IT security personnel.

Bridge Broadband Services is partnering with Panda Software (Europe's largest anti virus & malware company) in developing the service

“Where computer security usually fails is through bad management, not updating virus definitions quickly enough or not covering laptops used outside the main office. Our 'Panda' powered solution allows any non technical business to operate completely securely protected by world class technology. After all with our experience in developing the GuardianBox Internet management system we're ideally placed to choose the strongest security solution and then apply it to individual businesses,” adds Fergie.

Technical details

Full email protection (SMTP, POP3 and NNTP; as well as the Outlook client) and files in all Windows workstations and file servers against viruses, Trojans and worms. The protection extends to Spyware, Viruses, Suspect, Hoaxes, Jokes, Dialers, Hacking tools, security risks, Adware, Unknown Threats and Scripts. At the time of publication, the signature database covers 792,052 of known threats but it also includes advanced heuristics to enable it to detect unknown threats.

The Anti virus desktop client ensures maximum scan speeds with minimum resource use, giving the antivirus system a light footprint and offers permanent mail protection for clients against viruses, worms and Trojans.

Anti virus desktop client disinfects these items or sends them to quarantine without interrupting the work of the users of the workstations. Whenever the antivirus performs an action on an infected file, information is sent to the Bridge Broadband Services Anti Virus Servers so that network manager can be advised of the situation and any additional advice given to assist the person on the ground with respect to dealing with persistant infections.

The scheduling is set to specify the time the scans must be performed and the frequency to minimise any possible interruption to the user but to ensure maximum protection at all times.

Computers and servers are constantly updated via the Internet. These updates take place at least once a day, with the first computer to download the update sharing it with the rest of the network. This process is completely automatic and requires no user intervention, reducing all costs associated with the management of updating the antivirus. It also means that this anti virus / malware total desktop protection service is on of the most bandwidth efficient services in the market, a very important consideration for VSAT systems and busy ADSL connections.The update period will be set to suit your specific requirements after a detailed needs analysis and operational analysis.

A summary of the total viruses detected, disinfected, deleted and quarantined during the month will be sent to the nominated email account of the business owner or network manager. A list of the five most frequently detected viruses and the five most frequently infected workstations is also displayed. Any abnormal patterns such as repeat infections are analysed and advice is provided to the IT manager or business owner on how to minimise risk by changing user behaviour.

"A multi layered approach to Internet security is vital in the face of increasing threats and the dependence of Internet commerce.. Our new total desktop protection managed service in conjunction with a GuardianBox is probably the best, most cost effective solution and easiest for any business or home user in the market," concludes Fergie

Media Contact:

Keith Fergie at Bridge Broadband Services Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1738 583220

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