If you’re looking to protect your company PCs from malware then you could just equip each one with your preferred free antivirus package. You’ll get a reasonable level of protection, and it might well seem like you’re keeping costs to a minimum.
Of course you’ll have to manually install each copy. And train every user in its operation. And rely on them to let you know if there are any problems. And hope they won’t turn off particular functions – or remove the whole package if they think it’s getting in their way. The software may be free, but it could still have some major costs attached.
If you have plenty of systems to protect – 10 or more, say – it could make more sense to choose a business security solution. These can often be remotely installed over the network, and offer a central management console to monitor devices, and create fine-tuned security policies to enforce your preferred settings.
Best of all, the price per installation can sometimes be cheaper than even our recommended best home antivirus packages. So, what’s on offer? We checked out eight of the best business antivirus tools around to find out.
Most offer discounts if you buy a two or three-year package, so where possible we ordered them by their 10 PC, two-year package prices to make things fair. You can of course choose whichever package suits your needs best when buying.