Even though every organization has security cracks, the government, for the most part, takes their security very seriously.
They will do all kinds of test so that they can make sure that no-one is able to get into their system. Of course, not all of those tests will be accurate and some people will be able to get in but, for the most part, you will be safe.
So how can you bring that government style of protection to your computer and network? This is an especially good question when it comes to antivirus protection.
Which antivirus is able to be used on a government system and remain effective? I will take a good look at this question so that I can help you decide which one you should be running.
Which Antivirus Does The Government Use?
For the most part, the government uses the same antivirus as you do.
If you go into any government offices you will see plenty of computers running the likes of Norton and MacAfee but that is for their non-sensitive computers.
For the systems that are very sensitive they may use a custom set of protections as it may be too important to leave that job to normal everyday virus filters.
These are computers that are attacked hundreds maybe even thousands of time a day.
Everyone wants to be able to get into a US government computer.
To be able to fight all of those attacks you would need several servers that are dedicated to stopping these attacks.
This is not something that you would be able to put into your home so you need to look for a solution that the government trust but it is not considered on their highest levels of security.
As I said before, using the normal antivirus software package that you see is a good start.
Norton and companies like it offer different levels of protection.
Instead of purchasing their consumer level brand you can purchase the enterprise version.
This will lead you into having better protection than you normally would. Usually, to get this type of protection, you are going to have to pay for it.
While at the consumer level you can get quality free protection for your computer, when it comes to enterprise level, you are going to have to pay some money.
There is no easy way to get around that.
Do You Need That Much Protection?
Sadly, you might not be as interesting as you think you are.
While it is true that there are some people in the private sector that need to have very well protected computers, not everyone does.
While the data on your computer might be important to you, not everyone is going to try to attack and get that data.
Most hackers aim at low hanging fruit and if your system has a good retail antivirus program on it then that should be enough.
There is no need to get fanatical about the level of security that your computer has.
When I talk about government level security on your system that term can mean many different things.
The government uses several different layers to secure their systems.
You most likely will not need the very top layer but you can make sure that the tool that you use is government approved.