Why it pays to have a GFI WebMonitor™ Subscription

GFI WebMonitor’s subscription offers you total peace of mind by keeping all the technologies within the program up to date. These include:

Webgrade database – a continuously updated database of 260+ million websites and billions of pages; any unknown websites are immediately looked up and categorized in real time

Multiple antivirus engines – with up to three engines updated on an hourly basis, you are protected against the latest threats

Anti-phishing engine – recognising hundreds of new scams on a daily basis

Threat track – allowing GFI WebMonitor to use data from GFI’s malware labs to block known bad URLs  though a list of malicious URLs that is updated on an hourly basis

Updatable signatures – a series of blocking policies, such as IM blocking and streaming media blocking, which are continually kept up-to-date to be able to recognise any changes in protocols and roll out support for additional blocking signatures

Besides the above, a valid GFI WebMonitor subscription provides you with the following:
1. Access to new features, updates, enhancements and fixes

Revisions and updates to the product are made throughout the year. They are made because:

Updates are required from time to time to address compatibility and or/third party software changes, e.g., monthly Microsoft Windows updates, and in order to continue to operate we need to update our code; or They are made to enhance features to our current versions of the software; or They are made because there are issues with our software running in your environment (we cannot test all environments or configurations).

With a subscription, you get automatic and instant access to the latest product versions, updates, enhancements and fixes.

2. Complete support protection

Benefit from email, web chat and phone support. GFI offers global support to ensure you face minimal downtime and your problems are addressed as soon as possible by qualified and experienced support representatives.

Some companies’ support only includes phone or email contact and an additional charge for upgrades. GFI maintenance is an all-inclusive cost: from phone support, webchat and email to code fixes, new versions (which will include new features) and new releases (which address minor issues).

3. Protection of your assets: Know that your systems are current

GFI WebMonitor is constantly being updated to address ever-changing security threats and to continue working optimally in their environment. With an active, up-to-date subscription, you are not only protecting your investment but also your network and organization. You get expert problem resolution. We are the ones who developed and maintain the product: let us be your insurance policy to a more secure and protected IT infrastructure.

4. Compliance concerns

Compliance and systems integrity is a driving force to having an active subscription on software. Sarbanes Oxley, PCI DSS, eDiscovery and myriad regulations and laws are a growing concern for management and systems administrators. You need to show that your systems are secure, that your data’s integrity has not been compromised and that you have redundancy measures in place.

Without a valid subscription, the risk that your systems may not have the latest patches or security updates greatly increases. So does the risk that an audit will discover flaws in the network that could have easily been addressed with regular software updates – something that can be done with relative ease if you hold an active subscription.

The cost of failing an audit or suffering a security breach is much higher than the cost of a yearly subscription. That thought alone should justify the investment.