Managing Security for Business and Home Computers
Computers at home or personal computers contain personal information that needs to be protected against online and offline threats. A home that has more than one PC or network-enabled device needs to be protected individually, whereas business computers can be protected using a centralized management console. Business computers need not only to protect the data and host system but also require protecting client computers and data on them.
The IT administrator in a company, whether it’s a small, medium, or enterprise business, is required to manage and administer the computers in their network via local and remote access. Business security software is exactly the type of security protection tools they need because IT administrators may install it on the server or main workstation while protecting five or more client PCs.
Personal security software is only being managed by a person or family per desktop, laptop, or devices. Some personal security application includes network mapping where you can view the security status of other computers in a home network, but you won’t be able to manage it unless you can physically access the other devices or PCs. An example is Norton Internet Security suite software with a one-year subscription for three PCs. It features antivirus, firewall, and spyware protections in addition to networking monitoring and mapping. The program lets you view the status of other PCs in the home network but you won’t be able to update or configure the program using remote access.
Remote access to administer other computers in the network requires business security software. An example of these products is called Symantec Endpoint Protection, Trend Micro Worry-Free and McAfee Antispyware Enterprise, that can manage and administer the host system and at the same time, can manage all devices or computers in the network using a console.