Downloading malware, Trojans, and other pieces of malicious or damaging software is a serious concern amongst business owners in the Asia Pacific region. A study released in 2015 showed that trojans were found to be particularly prevalent in the Malaysian, Singaporean, New Zealand, and Australian markets.
But businesses need data and software, and much of the transmission of this data and software is handled via file transfers and downloads. It is not feasible for organisations to turn their backs on this, or even limit it to any serious degree. Then, how can end users and their wider organisations be protected from the files they use?
Usage and File Screening Tracking
Staying on top of file transfer activity within an organisation means gaining an in depth understanding of who is using the file and what for. Usage tracking software can provide this information. When files need to be downloaded or if they enter your system, they should first be thoroughly screened to minimise the risk of downloading a malicious file. This is the first line of defence against malware.
Following this, usage-tracking software can be used to record where it has been sent and where it has been opened. While this in itself will not prevent the spread of infection should your anti-malware systems be breached, the knowledge it provides is highly valuable.
This knowledge allows you to identify which areas of your systems have been affected – enabling you to take appropriate measures – as well as giving you an insight into the effectiveness of your online security protocols.
Once a threat has been detected, it is imperative that action be taken immediately to contain the threat, protecting the end user and preventing the spread of damaging software throughout their systems. Instantly broadcasting a message and informing users of the threat is a recommended move. A more direct, technical solution, however, is also required.
Your security system should give you the ability to access files remotely and to take the action necessary to neutralise the threat. It is likely that security technicians may not have immediate access to the user’s infected device, or to the malicious file in question. This is why remote capabilities are vital to stopping an infection in its tracks.
Deletion, not Deactivation
The remote action capabilities listed above should extend to a complete deletion of the file from the user’s system. In the case of an infection, simple deactivation or isolation may not be enough to protect the user from malicious software.
Being able to remotely delete infected files as and when required gives you the power to provide significant protections to the end user, and enables you to safeguard their system.
The FinalCode Effect
FinalCode specialises in file security, and have the robust and rigorously designed protocols necessary to keep your systems and users safe from the threat of malware. Our software and services are designed with users in mind, ensuring that they can go about their work unimpeded and with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they are being protected.
What’s more, remote monitoring and file deletion capabilities make it easy to implement FinalCode from a central location. This means that your company is able to unify its efforts in the fight for security, putting everyone on the same page and making it easy to run a secure operation.
Head to our overview page to learn more about FinalCode and how its enterprise security solutions can protect your business, or get in touch with a member of our team on +65-6407-1035 (Singapore) or at email@example.com