Antivirus Software Investment – Preparing a Business Case for the Board

Primarily, a business deals in numbers. Of course, a business is more than just a number, but those at the top must always ensure that their profit margins and turnover stays in the green. This means scrutinising each decision that may incur a cost; do we need to hire that extra person? Do we really need this piece of software?

However, there are some areas that you simply can’t afford to do on the cheap. Perhaps the most important of these areas is security. Want to make an investment in antivirus software but need to speak to the board? Here’s how to prepare your business case.

Why do you need antivirus software?

When it comes to your business and its IT infrastructure, prevention is almost always better than a cure. Perhaps your board are unwilling to commit to upgraded hardware, and in many ways, you don’t need to until the hardware that you are using is no longer quite up to the task. Here, you can afford to wait until a problem is clearly visible.

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Help keep your business safe

With security, you aren’t afforded such luxuries. Waiting until the time when a problem is visible can often mean that it’s too late. It only takes one virus to infect your system, and that could spell the end of your business.

In an article written back in 2013, it was said that there are at least over 100,000 known viruses that could harm your IT infrastructure. But, given the rate at which technology develops in this modern age, that figure is likely to be much higher now. Here, Norton have laid out eight of the most famous viruses, some which caused billions worth of damage.

The small cost of an antivirus software is more than worth the investment should it help protect you from what could be a potentially business-crushing virus. So what could the board expect from their protection?

How does it work?

In any business case, it’s important to clearly explain exactly what benefits would be received. A managed antivirus solution is one of the most robust forms of protection available. It works in the same way as a normal antivirus solution that you would install on your own systems, except it will be continuously managed by us. This means that you, and the board, can continue with the running of the business, while we monitor and protect your systems at all times.

Tied in with this is managed web protection, helping to prevent threats before they even reach your antivirus barrier. We can also remotely manage this, ensuring harmful websites are blocked and inaccessible by any within your organisation.

Get in touch with us

Finally, we will offer ongoing IT consultancy and strategy to ensure that your systems are always running at peak performance and protection. For any business to be successful in a particular area, it needs the knowledge of the experts, and this is where we excel.

If you want help preparing a business case for antivirus software, or perhaps you are interested in purchasing it yourself, then we would be more than happy to discuss next steps here.


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