Here in Southern California we have a fear of cold. I have a golf jacket I can put on over my sweater when it gets below 60, so I can stay alive. That second layer insulates me further from the ruthless elements and helps me keep working through the harshest of storms. Your desktop computer is in much the same shape. Your everyday run of the mill virus can be effectively stopped and your data protected by a solid anti-virus program. But some days, when the winds of malicious code come howling, more is needed. A second layer can be the answer to insulate your data and weather the storm. Gateway anti-virus is that second layer. A gateway anti-virus application resides not on your PC, but on your firewall, watching what is coming into your protected network. Like a workstation AV application, gateway applications update automatically to take on the most current strains of code. Because of this, they typically have a subscription style pricing program, and should be backed by a reputable programming engine. At Simpletech, we strongly recommend the Sonicwall line of products for our clients. These products, in addition to being cost effective for their feature set, and rock solid in performance, have a dedicated team constantly updating the virus signatures to provide networks the strongest protection available. Nothing can guarantee 100% virus protection. But having that second layer of guards at the ready has proven time and again to greatly reduce both the quantity and severity of outbreaks in an office. If you firewall doesn’t support gateway anti-virus, or if your provider hasn’t offered you a solution that does, call us at(866)724-8946. At Simpletech, we will help you weather the storms. We provide our clients with exactly what they ask for: They just want IT to work!