Microsoft has provided free anti-virus antimalware protection for home users for a while now, but the latest news from Redmond is that the company is going to make its Security Essentials available free of charge for small businesses, too. Of course, the computers must be running legal copies of Windows to qualify. Companies with IT departments are going to want a more sophisticated solution that offers centralized management, but for all those little companies that don’t even have a full-time IT person on staff, the “set it and forget it” aspect of MSE is attractive. And the price is certainly right! Find out more here:
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.