Like most companies with individual employee email, this engineering firm had software to defend against computer viruses. However, this particular anti-virus software, installed by a previous IT consultant, was loaded onto every desktop individually. Therefore, each employee’s computer had to be individually examined for current virus definitions and regular virus scans. With such extensive requirements, something was bound to slip through the cracks. Sure enough, the company soon contracted an email virus and decided it needed to find a better system.
Immediately after being contacted, IT Direct deployed a centralized anti-virus solution. Beyond simply protecting the company from further viral infections, IT Direct made sure that the program standardized all individual computers located in the office, eliminating the need for time-consuming individual updates. IT Direct also made sure to protect the employees’ laptops and any other personal computers used to access work files from outside the office. Benefits include a significantly lower cost per seat for the software, increased security, and reduced management time.