Malware is basically the codename for any sort of harmful software, which includes worms, viruses, adware, spyware, and malware. In particular, malware, which is sometimes referred to as Trojans, is often seen on homepages of well-known websites. Malware can affect computers running both Windows and Macintosh OS. In most cases, the presence of malware on a computer indicates that there may be another problem with the system, therefore an IT support technician would be needed to resolve it.
As new malware is developed and spread over the internet,
users’ awareness of it increases. In response, some IT service providers have introduced malware protection to their company networks. Managed services programs are delivered to the customer on demand from the IT provider. The program gets deployed to protect a specific application or folder from malware attacks. The following are the four common types of Managed Services that most users encounter:
The first type of Managed Service is typically offered by IT providers offering managed services via cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to the collection of data from multiple servers located around the world. It is usually managed through an IT service provider (ISP) using a web-browser interface. In addition, cloud computing delivers instant access to content, which simplifies the process of getting data from one server to the other. However, Managed Services for this purpose typically includes restrictions on the number of requests made by a client for data storage and bandwidth consumption.
Another type of Managed Service is provided by internet application development companies. These companies use their own in-house programmers to write the applications required for cloud-based Managed Services. These programmers use programming technologies such as ColdFusion, Java, Ruby, ASP, PHP, and Cold Fusion for writing applications that are compatible with Windows environment. Once the programs are written and tested, they are deployed into clouds maintained by the internet application development company. When the client uses the application, it is deployed into the environment through the network. Most of these companies utilize their own infrastructure, but some outsourcing providers offer their clients high-quality, pre-integrated Managed Services solutions, too.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are used in some cases for delivering Managed Services. A VPS allows each client to have its own slice of network bandwidth and storage. However, providers of VPS also provide an interface for web application development. These web application servers run alongside the host operating system, and use the same browser, networking facilities and software for launching and navigating websites, as the end user does. With the use of a VPS, Malware can be easily installed on a host machine without the knowledge of the end user.
Different Types of Malware
For a company to use cloud computing effectively, the organization must be well equipped with the tools to detect and remove different types of malware. To that end, most IT professionals choose to outsource a Malware Engineering company to help them get rid of Malware. Outsourcing providers typically provide a full range of scanning and removal capabilities, as well as technical support for both new and existing customers. Some providers offer two or three different types of Malware protection to their clients, depending on their needs. One of the different types of Malware that a provider may offer includes:
Infrastructure-based Security A provider may deploy different types of Malware on the same server. This is known as Infrastructure Based Security. An example of this includes software that runs from a database server on-site and then deployed to a number of workstations off-site. By deploying infrastructure based security solutions, a provider saves money by not having to buy multiple pieces of hardware and software. An advantage of Infrastructure Based Security includes: faster response times for Malware detection, reduced downtime, reduced maintenance costs, improved security posture and reliability, and the ability to better manage the security risk profile of the organization.
- The most common use for an IT outsourcing provider includes providing on-demand Malware assistance.
- When a Malware engineer detects a threat, the on-demand service provider takes action before the threat gains foothold into a business network.
- On-demand services may include: scanning, removing malware, or additional recommendations for businesses.
- Before you make a decision about which provider to hire, it is important to consider whether you need off-site or on-site Malware assistance.