Why You Need Both Antivirus and a Backup Solution

Why You Need Both Antivirus and a Backup Solution

Here at Genesis Technologies, we carry a broad range of products for Non-Profit organizations. One of the questions I get asked the most is: “If I have antivirus, why do I need to backup my files?” If you have an antivirus solution like Symantec Endpoint Protection for Non-Profits, do you really need Carbonite Safe Core for Non-Profits? The team at Carbonite put together a great article explaining why you need both an antivirus and backup solution.

“Backup ensures that your important documents, photos, and other files are safe from theft, accidental deletion, corruption, and hardware failure. But do you have adequate protection against online security threats like ransomware or other viruses?

Antivirus is your first layer of defense against cyberattacks. And, you may already have antivirus software installed on your computer. However, there’s a good chance it’s not as effective as you think. Here’s why: if you don’t have the latest version of the software or accidentally neglected to renew your software license, you aren’t protected against the newest threats. This is important because cyber criminals continuously adapt malware and viruses to evade detection.

Plus, there are always new threats emerging. In fact, cryptojacking recently surpassed ransomware as the top cyber security threat. If you aren’t familiar with cryptojacking, here’s how it works. When a victim’s computer is infected, the malware hijacks its CPU (along with hundreds or even thousands of other infected computers) to mine cryptocurrency. It’s a problem, because it slows your computer’s performance and increases power consumption.

As you may have heard, Carbonite recently acquired antivirus provider Webroot. Webroot delivers protection against viruses, malware, and identity theft. And, because it’s cloud-based, it’s always up-to-date—you don’t need to worry about updating software to keep your devices safe.”

Genesis Technologies provides software discounts to 501c3 Non-Profit Organizations. We have a small team that is always ready to help or answer questions about any of our products. If you would like to learn more about any of the products mentioned above, feel free to hop on our LiveChat App, or give us a call at 1-800-433-6326.