I just started working for a non-profit organization with people who are not all that computer savvy.
We have two computers which will be networked together and which have a broadband internet connection.
I'm pretty sure these computers are "always online" whenever they're on, meaning the browser doesn't need to be open... right? I mean I got a new computer on Friday, hooded up the Ethernet cable and Microsoft did an update, so it's a hot connection.
Anyway, I have never worked with networked computers and being an INTJ, I had to think about it for a while. The lady in charge says that McAfee comes with AOL - which is what she uses for email, and she thinks that is sufficient protection, but I'm thinking not. I think the McAfee is only working when AOL is open and is only protecting your open AOL windows.
Besides that, I did a little research online and it seems more than anti-virus is necessary. One article talked about multi-layering protection, firewalls, etc. The boss is also talking about getting a server next year.
In my opinion, an excellent protection suite is one that is actually effective at its job and that updates itself, one that is low-priced and doesn't slow down the performance of the computer.
I found a couple of recommendations for NOD32, but I didn't check the price.
Is this the kind of thing the boss should really hire a consultant for?
Anyone here have a recommendation?