What is G Data Internet security?
G data internet security : the latest solution against viruses
1. Growing Web Threats
To understand what G Data Internet security is, we must take into account the number of threats that exist on the Internet, this has become a dangerous and growing problem. Millions of web users demand greater security as computers and other devices become increasingly important in their daily lives, because they are becoming more vulnerable each year.
In order to make life easier for these people and also for thousands of companies and other types of organizations, G Data launched the 2017 generation. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, G Data experts identified 1,852,945 new types of malware.
2. The latest generation of G Data Internet Security.
This latest generation includes products such as Antivirus 2017, Internet Security and Total Security 2017, with important and numerous features, as well as everything related to protection against the devastating Ransomware that is used by computer criminals to steal our personal files and company files. Now, there are kidnappings in order to ask for money for the ransom of the files. Another of the big adventures of those who use this powerful virus, is to ask us to infect other users in order to recover our files. In order to be protected from these cybercriminals, G Data Antivirus 2017 provides us with protection against all types of viruses, harmful malware and spyware.
3. Many different advantages
This program keeps us safe when it comes to our online shopping and online banking operations. In addition to this, and as if the aforementioned benefits were not enough, it is a program that is easy to use, easy to monitor and, of course, keeps us safe at all times from the growing and powerful threats already mentioned, without slowing down the computer or the devices on which we install this program.As far as G Data Internet Security 2017 is concerned this time, it is a complete solution, as a firewall is added so that we can browse the Web more securely, while its anti-spam filter prevents us from being spammed with unwanted messages. On the other hand, it has a new system that allows us to control the access of the children to the computer or other devices.
4. Other features
Now, the most advanced and, of course, powerful version, is found in G Data Total Security 2017, which in addition to all the features and benefits we have already mentioned, it has a system optimizer, a tool that allows us to protect our files through encryption, backup copies, and a manager of passwords and personal data. As far as the costs of this “2017 Generation” of G Data Antivirus are concerned, we must acknowledge that they are quite reasonable, if we consider the cost/benefit ratio. Please note that current customers with active licenses can be upgraded to these new versions as mentioned above.
5. EndPoint Solutions
G Data’s so-called “EndPoint” solutions work (as in traditional methods) with intelligent mechanisms such as behavioral analysis, heuristics and anti-exploit protection. But they also prevent new threats from invading us, even though they are unknown, and they also do not give the so-called zero-day cyber-attacks any chance.
6. Extra layers of protection
In addition to all the aforementioned securities, it is clear that we can still add an extra layer of protection, thanks to a client firewall and the G Data Patch Management. The firewall prevents unwanted access to users’ networks from the start, while the second item provides consistent support in the controlled distribution of patches, in order to solve vulnerabilities and security gaps in programs that have been installed on the network.
7. What is EndPoint Security?
It’s about the G Data Antivirus’ layered security concept, and it protects the heart of any type of enterprise network, where employees work daily with sensitive and confidential data, access credentials and email attachments, so EndPoint Security includes all the latest technologies needed to provide the right protection for those customers against any type of cyber threat, without exception. That way, all security breaches are closed.
The fact of closing all the gaps includes:
- Proactive protection against malware
- A powerful client firewall
- Efficient patch management
Regarding efficient patch management, let’s say that it prevents vulnerabilities in installed programs from becoming a “wide open door” for cyber-criminals. In addition to an efficient management of these patches, it provides us with:
- Virus monitoring, with hybrid technology of G Data and CloseGap
- Anti-Ransomware Protection
- Application and file behavior analysis
- Protection against security breaches for installed programs
- Online banking and shopping protection
- Safe browsing (protection against malware and phishing pages)
- Protection against manipulated USB devices
- Protection for Mac
- Availability for Linux file servers and workstations
- Availability for Windows servers and desktops
8. Flawless detection of known threats
Most of the attacks suffered by corporate networks are carried out using known malware that initially tries to penetrate the most external defense layers. Now, classic malware detection by traditional companies is closely related to detection based on behavioral analysis and, as we pointed out, together they play a key role in achieving early detection of different types of threats.
Layer security is a concept in which technologies for customer protection work, in addition to the traditional virus scanner, with email filters or URL blockers. This is how cyberthreats can be detected before they are able to attack customers.
9. Regular updating of your virus signatures
G Data regularly updates its virus signatures so that all computers in the respective enterprise network are adequately protected against known malware in real time. Similarly, unknown malware that has been blocked by behavioral-based detection systems communicates immediately with other protection technologies, so that this malware is no longer unknown and can be stopped in the future by the most external layers of security. It sounds pretty logical, doesn’t it? But what are signatures? Let’s see it.
10. What are the signatures mentioned above?
It turns out that all files and/or programs have a unique fingerprint, which is known as a “signature”. Similarly, files and/or programs classified as malicious are blacklisted, while during virus scans, file signatures are compared with the blacklist, during a process that takes place very quickly and usually in the background. In this case, if an antivirus software finds a file whose signature appears on the blacklist, it detects it as malicious and quarantines it. That’s what G Data Antivirus does, basically, through its latest cutting-edge proactive technology.
11. What are the latest and most advanced proactive technologies?
If the intercepted malware is exposed, so to speak, in a colloquial but very understandable way, by its very signature in the outermost layers of defense, it will obviously have no time to generate any damage. Let’s just say that only when the malicious code runs, it will have a minimum amount of computing time in the processor, in order to unleash its malicious potential.
When a malware, such as Ransomware, manages to overcome all levels (layers), it is activated in the client’s system, so it will be confronted with behavior-based detection, which is the last possible solution. G Data Antivirus’ enterprise solutions combine a number of different technologies, such as:
- Heuristic algorithms
- G Data BankGuard (very important)
- Anti-exploit protection
- Behavior blocking
- Anti-keylogger protection
These technologies are capable of identifying and blocking unknown malware before it causes any damage, and then the threat is automatically recorded and communicated to the other layers of protection, so that the outermost defense layers can act in defense during future attacks. We could give a much more technical explanation, but we wanted it to be as simple as possible for most people.
12. The firewalls
In addition to malware detection methods, the firewall used by G Data checks the client’s communications with the corporate network and the Internet. This way, no malware can access the computers in the company network through these communications. Likewise, no one will be able to access user data on that network, and no malware will be able to connect to the Internet.
Here is an example to help readers understand the topic better. At a time when IT has become more popular and the massive increase in professional and private use of devices (known as the “BYOD phenomenon”), the IT security of companies has become increasingly important. In this case, the client firewall is absolutely essential. When employees of a company connect through company computers outside the company network ,perhaps to the wireless (usually insecure) network of a restaurant or hotel, the G Data Antivirus firewall blocks intruders from entering, while ensuring that absolutely no one has access to that company’s employee devices without warning.
13. The Patches
Many of the security breaches in G Data Antivirus software already have updates that are specifically designed to be closed. This is, of course, the essence of the famous security patches. However, there is one problem: these patches usually don’t display on clients as quickly as they should. A clear example of what we have just stated is the cyber-attack carried out by Ransomware “WannaCry” which, it is fair to say, turned into an unpredicted disaster for hundreds of thousands of webmasters or system administrators.
However, an important question arises: will it be possible to track, effectively and thoroughly, the software installed on all clients in an enterprise network, as well as the patches available for each of those clients? The answer is “Yes” and here Pandora FMS, a flexible monitoring software that can help in this issue, gains importance. On the other hand, the widespread management of G Data Antivirus patches reduces customers’ exposure to malware, while avoiding cyber-attacks that often exploit known vulnerabilities. For more information about viruses and malware, please contact Pandora FMS.