"27.3 million American companies and individuals have been reported victims of identity theft, and that financial losses from identity theft totaled nearly $48 billion for businesses and financial institutions and at least $5 billion in out-of-pocket expenses."
-The Federal Trade
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The OfficeShield Solution
OfficeShield software is an essential tool designed to protect your company's computers and network from viruses, unnecessary maintenance expenses, and accelerated depreciation from excessive wear and tear. Simply put, OfficeShield ensures that your computer resources are safe and secure at all times, in spite of any careless actions by your employees.
By monitoring all employee activity on the Internet and blocking access to personal-use, high-risk websites, you can increase your employees' productivity while protecting your computers and network. Granting employees unlimited access to the Internet allows them to be spend more time off-task while on the job. Not only does this possible distraction reduce productivity, but it may also put your company at risk.
Computers are often compromised when an employee downloads infected files or opens emails that have no relation to his or her job. OfficeShield can prevent your employees from accessing these files and keep your computers and your network safe. Additionally, OfficeShield acts as a built-in employee monitor, tracking the websites accessed by your employees so that you can see what they are doing. When you monitor employee activity on the Internet, you can be sure that everyone you employ is behaving in a productive and professional manner while on the job. Best of all, OfficeShield settings are completely customizable, meaning that you can modify this software for employee workstations to meet your company's unique needs.
In addition to blocking dangerous employee download attempts and monitoring Internet traffic, OfficeShield also helps you to secure company files by making sure that no employees are uploading them to share with unauthorized sources. The software is capable of checking employee email to prevent the intentional or accidental transmission of your company's information. If such a breach is found, OfficeShield stops this message from going through to ensure that your most valuable files are truly secure files.
Why You Need Additional Protection
Computer repair and upkeep are costly and high maintenance expenses that all companies incur to varying degrees. OfficeShield can significantly reduce these types of costs. By managing your employees' Internet activity, you can limit your exposure to harmful liabilities that can cause equipment failure, increased downtime, excessive use of IT resources, and loss of revenue.
Generally, employees search the Internet, read e-mail, and participate in Internet activities with very limited consideration for the safety of their computers. In fact, most people are not knowledgeable enough to protect themselves and their computers even if they wanted to do so. This recklessness creates a dangerous environment in which computer viruses can be easily contracted. Notorious and highly damaging examples of such worms include:
Types of ProblemsHere is just a sample of the types of risk your company computers experience when employees are allowed to surf the Internet for personal use unmanaged:
Program VirusesA virus is software that attaches to programs. Suppose you have an infected word processing program. Whenever the program runs, it activates the virus, which has the ability to reproduce by attaching itself to other programs on the infected computer. Viruses can also find their way into your network and infect all of your computers.
E-mail VirusesAn e-mail virus is a file that is attached to an e-mail messages. E-mail viruses can reproduce by automatically mailing itself to everyone infected persons e-mail address books. Some e-mail virus can be launched just b viewing e-mails in the reading pane.
Trojan HorsesA Trojan horse is a program that claims to do one thing, but causes damage when you run the program. They can erase hard drives, memory settings, or transmit private data from the infected computer.
WormsA worm is a program that exploits computer networks to copy itself. A copy of the worm scans the network for another machine that has a specific security leak. Then, it copies itself to the new machine using the security hole, and then starts replicating from there, and so on, and so on.
AdWareAdware is advertising-supported software which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. Generally, adware alone is not harmful, but it does consume computer resources and has been a long-time favorite marketing tool of the porn industry.
SpyWareSpyware is computer software that is installed unknowingly on a computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent. Spyware programs collect personal and company information, but can also install additional software, redirecting Web browser activity, accessing websites blindly that will cause more harmful viruses, or diverting advertising revenue to a third party. Spyware can even change computer settings, resulting in slow connection speeds, different home pages, loss of Internet, or loss of programs.
OfficeShield is not an anti-virus program, hopefully you have one of those installed, however Officeshield significantly reduces your risk of exposure by restricting employees from access to websites, downloads, and e-mails that could potentially be contaminated, and have an adverse affect on the operation of your company.