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Avast Business Antivirus Pro is a great choice for SMBs and managed service providers (MSPs) who serve SMBs. SMBs may elect to buy the Management Console or the standalone version without the Console. The standalone version is installed and configured on all devices and managed from that device.

MSPs and SMBs with savvy IT will probably opt for the Managed version because it provides more control and standardization over policy setup and reporting.

Versions for recent Windows Workstation operating systems, macOS, and Windows Server with Sharepoint support make it a no-brainer choice for SMBs with OS-agnostic networks. While not included in this review, Avast also offers free antivirus and antivirus for Linux.

So, you think chat apps, mobile messaging, texting, and Facebook are going to kill email? Think again. The number of email users worldwide has been steadily growing year by year. In 2017,  there were 269 billion emails sent each day. By 2019, that had grown to almost 294 billion. And by 2023, Statistica estimates, we'll be sending more than 347 billion messages a day.

Clearly, email is still a force for communication. If you want to go beyond the free email offerings, present a professional email address, and have some level of control over your corporate email communications, you'll want to sign up with an email hosting provider.

In this article, we present you with a number of excellent email hosting providers who specialize in email and office productivity. Then, we'll introduce you to some web hosts that also offer solid email hosting packages, in case you want to contract for web hosting and email from the same vendor.

As businesses get more serious about using cloud computing they're also getting more concerned about security.

This may come as something of a surprise to some who were sold cloud computing as being inherently more secure than traditional in-house IT infrastructure, but it also reflects the differing levels of security required by organisations.

"For immature organizations the native cloud service provider security almost always improves security. For mature and very mature organizations, native cloud security controls may be insufficient, this is why companies prefer to use extra cloud security layers and solutions to improve their security coverage of cloud workloads," said Andras Cser, principal analyst at tech research company Forrester.

Antivirus software has existed nearly as long as computers have, and Kaspersky is among the many storied brands in this arena. The company offers a range of security products to fit the needs of any size business from home-based, one-person startups to corporations with thousands of employees.

CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky began the company by accident. His computer became infected with an encrypted virus. His background in cryptography allowed him to build a solution to remove the virus, leading to the development of an antivirus database that today contains information on over half a billion malware programs.

Kaspersky the cybersecurity company was founded in 1997. It now protects 270,000 businesses and governments across 31 countries, making it one of the largest privately-held security organizations in the world.

At the end of 2020, Barcelona, home to the famous soccer club, should also have the Lionel Messi of supercomputing. By then, the former will host the fifth version of the supercomputer.

The new high-performance computer will be one of the most powerful machines in the world, capable of 200 petaflops, or 200 1,015 floating-point operations per second. The US's Summit current leads the Top 500 supercomputer list with 143.5 petaflops.

With MareNostrum 5, Europe will have a pre-exascale supercomputer that includes an experimental platform to create technologies for future generations of supercomputers.

McAfee is one of the biggest brands in the cybersecurity industry with more than 50,000 enterprise customers in 182 countries. The company made its mark in antivirus products, having started in that space back in the 1980s.

Since then, the internet made infecting endpoints easy, ushering in an era of cyberattacks. With the rapid growth and sophistication of malware, McAfee evolved to deliver comprehensive endpoint security software. Its endpoint solutions range from McAfee for business malware protection to email server security.

McAfee’s Endpoint Protection suite includes its McAfee Endpoint Security platform. This solution encompasses the company’s foundational McAfee antivirus features, along with other protection capabilities. Let’s take a detailed look at what McAfee offers.

Microsoft, as one of the biggest brands in the personal computer market, offered antivirus software for years. Past versions were less effective at protecting your computer. Not so for the latest edition, released in 2020 as Microsoft Defender Antivirus.

Formerly called Windows Defender, this software protects your computer from a specific class of cyber threat called malware, which includes computer viruses and spyware. Computers, referred to as “endpoints” by Information Technology (IT) teams, are common targets for cyberattacks.

They’re vulnerable without endpoint security software to protect them.

The current Defender product incorporates features such as machine learning, data analysis, and Microsoft’s cloud computing infrastructure to deliver improved device protection for your organization. Let’s examine the new version to see if it’s the best virus protection for your needs.

What is cloud computing, in simple terms?

Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services -- from applications to storage and processing power -- typically over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis.

How does cloud computing work?

Rather than owning their own computing infrastructure or data centers, companies can rent access to anything from applications to storage from a cloud service provider.

One benefit of using cloud computing services is that firms can avoid the upfront cost and complexity of owning and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, and instead simply pay for what they use, when they use it.

In turn, providers of cloud computing services can benefit from significant economies of scale by delivering the same services to a wide range of customers.