Computer Associates has started selling computer security solutions specifically geared to the SMB market. I’ll have a lot more on this later on and compare HP’s similar solutions and other vendors (Trend Micro, Symantec, McAfee, etc).
But for now check out what Small Business Computing has to say about it. SBC writes The suites ? one-stop, out-of-the-box solutions ? protect desktops, laptops and servers and provide what Luft called the basic building blocks for protecting data ? security, storage, and desktop migration. “Every company needs certain basic tools to protect their data regardless of the company’s size or industry focus,” he said.
The products incorporate several of the company’s well-regarded software programs. eTrust Antivirus is designed to help you eliminate virus infections, facilitate administration and automate virus signature updates. BrightStor ARCserve handles the backup and data restore functions, while eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware is on board to find and remove spyware, adware and other forms of malware.
The suites also include Desktop DNA Migrator, which, according to Luft, is one of the key elements that differentiate the suites from what CA competitors offer. The software is designed to transfer computer data and individual preferences from outdated computers to new PCs. “Companies tend to underestimate the time and effort it takes to replace PCs and migrate the data to the new replacements,” he said. “Desktop DNA simplifies the process and can reduce the total cost of PC.
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