I can hear you saying it "I only check my email, do some banking and read the New York Times, the free virus protection I have on my computer should work just fine!" I'm here to tell you, YOUR WRONG.
An article on Arstechnica explains "..visitors to The New York Times, the BBC, MSN, AOL, and other big-name websites were hit by a malvertising campaign that spread the Teslacrypt ransomware package." Click Here for the entire article. So, browsing the New York Times is dangerous.
An article from gizmodo states "YahooMail is so bad that congress just banned it". Click Here for the entire article. It should be needless to say, but free web based email services are insecure.
So you just finished checking your virus infested email in your yahoo account, then proceeded to catch up on the news in New York, and attracted a few more viruses to your computer, THEN you proceed to log into your bank and grant full access to whichever criminal sydicate is fastest to your entire financial world. This may sound far fetched, but it happens every day, and it happens several times a day. It happens to people you know.
A fully managed security suite, such as ACS Secure means you have multiple layers of protection, web filtering, virus scanning, and patches. It also means you have a team of experts monitoring your computer to ensure that all of these programs are running, and protecting you.
So no you aren't safe just "checking email, and reading the New York Times." You do need better tools to protect you and your business.
Call us at ACS and get protected.
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