Cyber-attacks can cost businesses an approximate average of $200,000 every time they get hit. While malware attacks target both large and small organizations, small businesses are more likely to become victims, as only 14% implement the security measures required to prevent a threat.
If you work at a business that uses digital mediums to store and process information (chances are you do), investing in malware protection tools is essential. These anti-malware programs are designed to help you identify your network’s vulnerabilities and upgrade its security features to remain protected.
Here’s a quick introduction to some of the most popular, expert-recommended cyber-security tools:
Kali Linux is a penetration testing tool that examines an organization’s IT systems and networks to identify their inherent weaknesses. It is designed for users with both technical and non-technical backgrounds, as it includes 300 executable tools for conducting a security audit. So, even if you are not well-versed in using network security tools, you can easily learn to use Kali Linux to upgrade your company’s cyber security.
John The Ripper
If you are looking for a tool that can evaluate the strength of your passwords, John the Ripper comes highly recommended by experts. This program assesses encrypted logins, hash-type passwords, and ciphers to identify vulnerabilities. All you need to do is follow the guidelines it provides and update your passwords accordingly.
This open-source software identifies web vulnerabilities in real-time and takes action against them to protect your network. Nikto is popular for its thorough evaluations and its databases that feature 6700 (and counting) security threats that are updated regularly.
SafeConsole’s anti-malware lives on your encrypted drives and scans files for malware threats or viruses. On top of that, it keeps all your essential data confidential by encrypting it and storing it on virtual drives.
SafeConsole is available as an optional add-on to DataLocker’s encrypted drives where it scans and blocks any trojan horses, spyware or other forms of ransomware. Moreover, it is easy to deploy and runs in the background, all the while preventing malware threats.
Malware protection can save your business from financial and reputational damage. So, strengthen your cyber security and invest in a reliable anti-malware software program that lets you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your network and protect it.
If you need something more robust and comprehensive than the tools mentioned above, we can help. For state-of-the-art cybersecurity protection, head over to DataLocker and request a custom demo.