SME Security Simplified in the Cloud

SME Security Simplified in the Cloud


Oddly enough, SMEs are more vulnerable to cyber threats than big corporates simply because they usually think they’re too small to attract cyber-crooks. However, it is precisely that fact that attracts cyber-criminals, who know that SMEs don’t usually allocate budget to protecting their information.

Targeted cyber-attacks have doubled against businesses with 250 or fewer employees, making up 36 percent of all targeted attacks.

Information protection especially for SMEs

Symantec’s Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 is a scalable solution that protects small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) from the ever growing threat of cyber-attacks and malware.

The software gives SMBs a cloud-managed service and traditional on-site management in a single product. By simplifying the deployment options, SMBs have the freedom to easily move to the cloud when they’re ready, without adding complexity to their environment.

SMBs routinely targeted by cyber-crime

“Today’s SMBs are four times more at risk of malware attacks than larger companies. Despite the risk, some just cross their fingers and wing it because buying, deploying and managing security systems is too complicated,” says Symantec’s small business manager, David Ribeiro.

“It takes just minutes for a virus to destroy a business. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 installs in minutes and updates automatically. Small businesses can be confident that lifeblood of their business – their information – is always protected against viruses and malware.”

A tailor-made solution for SMEs

SMBs need scalable, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage security solutions to protect against the onslaught of malware and web-based attacks targeting their business. The cloud-managed service addresses these requirements by:

  • Installing in minutes
  • Protecting against viruses and malware
  • Updating automatically
  • Delivering critical protection for laptops, desktops, and file servers
  • Offering USB storage device control.
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