First Baptist Church of Norfolk

Industry: Missionary Church

Location: Norfolk, VA

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We have PC Matic Pro installed here, and it’s been working like a dream ever since we got it.”

- Javier Montanez, IT Manager, First Baptist Church of Norfolk

The Scope of First Baptist Church of Norfolk

At an average First Baptist Church of Norfolk Sunday service, you’ll find 2500 people sitting in the congregation, up to 1000 of which, are connected to the church’s network. In addition to their megachurch-status member base, the First Baptist of Norfolk runs outreach missions that touch the corners of the globe. Javier Montanez, IT Manager at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, spoke with us about how PC Matic Pro keeps their 100+ endpoint network secure, and running at peak performance.

Why the Switch?

“We had been using PC Pitstop Optimize for, I don’t know, we had a version that we ran for about 5 or 6 years, back with Windows XP. We loaded Windows 7 on the PCs and we upgraded to the new version [of Optimize] and ran that, and it cleaned our computers so well and made them run so much smoother,” Javier explained. “We were paying a yearly license for our anti-threat, anti-virus, malware etc., and also for PC Matic’s Optimize product. It was just time to look at them together, and hands-down, the pricing and the value, it really came down to just dropping Trend Micro and taking on PC Matic Pro.”

Favorite Feature of PC Matic Pro

“My favorite feature is probably the installation, just because of how long it took with the Trend Micro product. It was just ridiculous how long it took to install that stuff, but with this, just download and run it, let it do it’s thing and reboot. And the fact that the dashboard was online... That was just so beneficial to be anywhere and be able to manage the system. As soon as that popped up I was like, ‘Wait a minute, hold on. Did you say that has a web dashboard? I’m sold. I’m done.”

PC Matic Cybersecurity for Non-Profit Organizations and Institutions

Protecting Organizations' Computer Networks and Endpoints from Cyber Threats

Non-Profit Antivirus Software, Cybersecurity and Ransomware Protection. PC Matic PRO helps organizations such as First Baptist Church to stop cyber-threats and prevent hackers from getting into their IT systems. Application Allowlisting Anti-Ransomware protects servers and networks, mobile devices, laptops, PCs, Macs, credit card transactions, and all network device endpoints.

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Cyber threats including ransomware and advanced targeted persistent attacks against non-profit organizations and institutions are increasing. Only Whitelisting Application Solutions can prevent these kinds of advanced malware attacks launched by cybercriminals that specifically target institutions' computer networks, laptops, online transactions, member data, endpoint devices, and entire IT departments.

Cybercriminals are intent on disrupting operations, stealing member's credit card numbers, sensitive data, and ransoming an organization's 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 Non-Profits

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 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 Non-Profit 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 institutions' IT assets to disrupt operations, steal and ransom confidential customer data for financial gain.

The best cyber security solution to prevent hacking of an institution's IT systems for ransom is for IT administrators to use Application Allowlisting as part of a layered approach to cybersecurity. Application Allowlisting works together with Application Blacklisting, and endpoint antivirus software to completely secure an organizations network, endpoint devices, member 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 an organization's servers. PC Matic application allowlisting technologies use automated whitelists to control which applications are permitted to execute on a device, server or network.

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PC Matic is the top Application Allowlisting vendor for institutions and non-profits in the US. Contact PC Matic Professional IT Security Services for more information.

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