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Home Internet Security

Not all security products are created equal. A good, Home Internet Security suite provides a reliable barrier against viruses and other malicious software on the internet (and portable devices).

Statistics from AV-Test.org show the number of unique malware programs detected globally has increased exponentially from 32,000 daily in 2009 to approximately 400,000 per day in 2015.

What is Malware?

Malware (malicious software) is a catch-all term for programs designed to damage and disrupt computer operation, steal sensitive information or gain unauthorised access to computers.  Examples include: Viruses, worms, trojan horses, keyloggers, ransomware, spyware, adware and scareware.

Malware is a significant threat to your personal data, and valuable memories. Photographs, home- videos, documents, spreadsheets, media libraries and games are all at risk. In addition, many people use their home computers for banking and online purchases and, connecting without Internet Security can put your financial security at risk.

Cyber criminals are getting smarter by the day, and more dogged in their attempts to access your personal data. Robust, and properly configured Home Internet Security helps to protect your files, your credit cards, bank accounts, online transactions, and personal information online.  

Stay Safe Online

You need an integrated approach to computer security which combines safe practices with robust Home Internet Security and a tried and tested backup solution.  Data loss for the home is no less traumatic, than for business owners. Losing precious family memories to a Malware infection, or having your personally identifiable information compromised can be devastating.

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7 Ways to Safeguard your Data

  1. Keep your system up to date with the latest security patches
  2. Establish a reliable backup strategy, and test it to ensure that your important files are safe and recoverable
  3. Install and properly configure a good Internet Security suite
  4. Do not save passwords in the browser (or keep them in a file on the computer)
  5. Avoid file sharing sites
  6. Do not open Emails/Email attachments from people you do not know (Just delete them)
  7. If you suspect your system is compromised, call your local Technician for help
Use Internet Security to Protect your Family

Protecting your Family

The Internet provides a wealth of valuable information, education, entertainment, and social opportunities for your family.

But there is a darker side to the web which can exposure your family to pornography, drugs, gambling, graphic violence, crude humour.

As part of your online security plan, there are steps you can take to protect young minds, so talk with Excalibur about the right solutions for you.

3 Ways To Protect Your Family Online

  1. Keep your computer in a central location, visible from the main living space
  2. Use Child Accounts to establish a computer curfew, and set limits on access at certain times of the day/night
  3. Take advantage of Integrated Security Suites that provide content controls

Protect IT with Excalibur IT

Not all Home Internet Security products are created equal.  

The feature list of many security products can be mind blowing. Some offer a basic Antivirus, others are bundled with a Firewall, Vulnerability Scanners, Site Advisors, Ransomware Protection, Parental Controls, and PC Optimisation.

An annual investment in a reliable security suite, properly configured, will pay dividends in peace of mind. We can help select the right security for your needs, and set it up for you.