Malware is short for “malicious software” and refers to programs specifically designed to infect your businesses’ endpoint devices, servers, or network. The hacker’s intent behind malware is usually financial and as a result of malware attacks, businesses incur additional costs due to data loss, business downtime, and expenses related to system repairs.
Viruses: Viruses are usually programs that can attach themselves to files and replicate themselves repeatedly; they can alter and replace the contents of other files in a way that may damage your computer.
Spyware: Spyware are programs that collect your confidential business information.
Riskware: Riskware is not designed specifically to harm your computer, but it may harm your computer if it is misused.
Ransomware: Ransomware is a type of harmful program that hijacks control of the businesses computer, device or data, then demands payment to restore normal access to the ransomed content or system.
Malware protection provides an additional layer of protection for businesses against viruses, spyware, riskware and ransomware often through the use of endpoint protection and other security features.