Customer: Carolina Cool

Industry: Commercial Services

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Previous Security: Vipre

With PC Matic Pro, Carolina Cool has been virus-free. There were some issues that PC Matic corrected; found some viruses and things like that. It cleaned up our machines pretty well, streamlined them and made them run better.”

- Kary Lacks, IT Manager for Carolina Cool

Who is Carolina Cool?

Carolina Cool, Inc. was originally formed in 1985 as a commercial, residential and industrial plumbing and air conditioning contracting firm. Today they are one of the region’s only “Full Service Mechanical Contractors,” providing 24-hour Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Plumbing, Electrical, Solar, and Air Quality Service and Preventative Maintenance.

Ransomware Attack

Carolina Cool’s ransomware attack ended up better than many others that have been reported. Though they were able to restore most of the data from system backups, some data was lost, including a share drive and one computer’s entire contents. That was the turning point that prompted Kary to find a solution that could stop ransomware. After noticing the PC Matic commercials, that specifically mentioned protection against ransomware, the team at Carolina Cool decided to give it a shot.

After One Year of PC Matic

Since installing PC Matic Pro, Carolina Cool has been virus-free. In addition to being protected from malware attacks, Kary noted an all-around improvement in computer performance, since PC Matic performs routine maintenance, such as removing junk files and keeping drivers up-to-date.

PC Matic Cybersecurity for Small Business

Protecting Business Owners Computer Networks

Business Antivirus Software, Cybersecurity and Ransomware Protection. PC Matic PRO helps business owners such as Midas to stop cyber-threats such as ransomware and prevent hackers from getting into business computer systems. Application Allowlisting Anti-Ransomware protects business IT networks, mobile devices, laptops, servers, card transactions, wholesale and retail network endpoints.

Zero Trust Whitelisting Solutions. Only Application Allowlisting cybersecurity can prevent ransomware attacks and malware infections before they penetrate a network.

Cyber threats including ransomware and advanced targeted persistent attacks against small business and enterprise are increasing. Only Whitelisting Application Solutions can prevent these kinds of advanced malware attacks launched by cybercriminals that specifically target small business computer networks, laptops, online webstores, cash registers, endpoint devices, and entire IT departments.

Cybercriminals are intent on disrupting business operations, stealing credit card numbers, customer data, and ransoming business records including personally identifiable information (PII) such as debit and credit card numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, etc.

Preventing Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) on Small Businesses

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a targeted cyber-attack on a business in which a hacker gains access to the computer system and remains undetected for a long period of time until they initiate their cyber-attack. APT attacks are launched to steal or ransom data needed to run the business rather than cause damage to the target company's computer, server or network.

Persistent Targeted Ransomware Attacks on Small Business IT Systems. With persistent targeted ransom attacks, owners, IT workers, or departments may be unaware for quite some time that their servers or IT network have been compromised or hacked into. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small business IT assets to disrupt operations, steal and ransom confidential customer data for financial gain.

The best cyber security solution to prevent hacking of business IT systems for ransom is for business owners to use Application Allowlisting Solutions as part of a layered approach to cybersecurity. Application Allowlisting works together with Application Blacklisting, and endpoint antivirus software to completely secure a company's network, endpoint devices, credit card data, online transactions, and servers.

What is an Application Whitelist?

An Application Whitelist is a list of applications and program files that are authorized for use on a company's servers. PC Matic application allowlisting technologies use automated whitelists to control which applications are permitted to execute on a device, server or network.

Whitelisting Software for Small Business with strict application control completely prevents access to hackers, malware, spyware, trojans, zero-day exploits, polymorphous viruses, fileless malware infections and ransomware. Explore the best antivirus software for business.

PC Matic is the leading Application Allowlisting vendor for small business in the US. Contact PC Matic Professional IT Security Services for more information.

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