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New year, new device?

by MACC’s Technical Support Team

Christmastime is a great time of year. Lots of food, family, and friends. Maybe you got a shiny new device this season? The iPhone Pro with the triple camera setup for that startup photographer, a laptop so you can video chat with your long-distance family, a Note 10 for the power user of the family, or a gaming PC for the eSports enthusiast at home.

But now that you have your fancy new device, what should you do to protect it? Oh boy, there are thousands of third-party anti-virus, anti-malware, ad blockers, and a whole list of options to keep your expensive new toy safe! How does one choose?

Do you want something free that annoys you with ads, but does what it is designed to do? Or are you looking for layers on layers of options so you can choose precisely what everything is and isn’t allowed to do?

While protecting a personal device is personal preference, what we suggest for business PCs is Dell Threat Defense, which can be purchased, monitored, and maintained through MACC.

Windows Defender isn’t feature-heavy, but it can do all the things other free options can do, and it’s baked right into Windows without featuring any ads at all. Dell Threat Defense, on the other hand, is in-depth, and allows us to control everything for you with real-time alerts.

Long story short, personal devices are a personal choice, and there a lot of good options. But, if you are looking to protect your business PC, give us a call and we’ll help you make the right choice for your company!

If you have any questions or need assistance with a new investment, we’re here to help! Your MACC Technical Support team is available at 402-533-5300 or via email at [email protected].


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