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Antivirus software has always been known as that thing the IT guys need to install on your machine when you’re at work. As a security executive in your organisation, you’re likely to buy an enterprise package, get it rolled out, and hope it is protecting the devices and your system.



With the plethora of options available, how do you know what to look for?

Cyber criminals are getting savvier by the day, finding loopholes and workarounds in increasingly sophisticated ways. Identity theft and stolen funds are some of the top chaos denominators when a virus hits. It has to be remembered that not all antivirus software programmes are created equal. “The best antivirus software is a program that includes features like malware protection, monitors downloads and observes your system’s activity for malicious software and suspicious behaviour. And also offers a secure browser experience in the process.”

Identity theft protection can be fully covered by your standard operating system’s built-in protection like Microsoft Defender.


When it comes to keeping your personal data safe and guarding privacy, then a third-party antivirus software solution needs to come into the mix. Your organisation may demand varying levels and layers of protection, but all networks need the following critical points covered.

  1. Scheduled scans – Scans help to search and locate malicious threats on a device and network. Your AV solution should monitor your system, create log reports and attempt to repair any damage.
  2. Vulnerability detection – Vulnerability detection needs to span across known and unknown threats. Vulnerability assessment goes deeper than a scan for malicious attacks.
  3. Data encryption – encryption is a basic building block of security. Having an AV solution will provide an extra layer of security to your data.
  4. Traffic encryption
  5. Malicious sites access
  6. Email protection
  7. Protection for remote work
  8. Various devices to manage


Why Fortitude is worth the investment for your antivirus strategy in 2022?

Nihka’s Fortitude Behavioural analysis tool picks up certain behavioural changes on machine and the processing on the machine when encrypting files. The Fortitude AI engine is fundamentally different from everything else in the marketplace.

This vital endpoint protection solution is embedded within Fortitude bringing the user essential savings per endpoint on any device.


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Nihka’s Fortitude range of testing services works 24/7.

Our AI solution understands your environment, finds weaknesses, replicates, and makes recommendations to fix. Integrating security into your DevOps before production means that vulnerabilities are validated during test and development to ensure production systems are secure during deployment.


An Artificial Intelligence security engine that self learns your IT systems without human intervention.

Fortitude is POPI compliant and aligns with the Cybercrimes Act of South Africa.


The Nihka Technology Group is a South African technology company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Group is focused on bringing the digital future to both the private and public sectors, locally and globally by delivering innovative, integrated technologies and intelligent solutions. Nihka offers end-to-end multi-dimensional consulting with an emphasis on integrating the human potential. Bringing EQ into AI.

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