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Enterprise Level Security Against Malware and Virus

September 20, 2013 | By  

Enterprise Security Aganist Malware
Keeping an enterprise network secure is a complex task where productivity should be retained while freedom to access programs should be limited so as to avoid unwanted intrusions. While EV SSL also known as extended validation certificate is being used on websites to secure and encrypt private data transactions, networks rely on other form of tools to safeguard themselves. First of all, people in the security industry should know the difference between malware and virus. The different threats are entirely unique from one another and malware actually refers to malicious software. The word malicious refers to a piece of code which can infect your computer. In modern trend, it also refers to any code that is not only capable of affecting a computer but any other device including a smartphone, tablet or similar connected devices. It forces you to do things which no ordinary user will do.

Malicious Software and Virus

Once malicious piece of code gains access to your computer, it will either be subtle or open in attacking you. It will start sending spam e-mails, turn your computer into a host for various malicious activities, use your IP address, download private information, inject more malware or sometimes simply take control of your PC which is known as ransomware. Only when the individual is willing to pay to get their computer back, authorization will be given and you will be able to use your computer again. Otherwise, the hacker will erase every data and sometimes download them all before locking your hardware making it unavailable. Virus is more technically correct because it infects existing files than introducing a new code and spreads through the computer from one program to another unlike malware which operates individually.

Earlier in the past, virus used to be the only threat but when internet became a commonly used medium of communication around the world, new term known as malware came into being. While EV SSL can purely focus on data tampering by encryption methods, taking prominent steps at user end matters more to curb malware attacks. In the 90s virus used to be too prominent and led to plenty of data destruction issues. Malware issues in modern day is still being defended by a program called antivirus which actually defends you from all types of malware attacks as well. The name continues to be in use because of the prominence of virus in the computer industry.

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