Not too long ago our friends over at Microsoft released a very robust product called Microsoft Security Essentials, an antivirus product. The cool thing about this release is that the antivirus software is one of the highest rated products on the market and it is a free download. The only downside was that the End User License Agreement (EULA) only allowed for personal use (although I wonder how a sole proprietor with a single computer case would apply to the situation but that’s a whole other topic).
Well Microsoft has in a sense thrown small business owners a bone this month by amending their EULA to allow the software to be used by small businesses with 10 or fewer PC’s. This is a great way for a small business to save money by reducing their technology expenses, become more productive since the software is less of a resource hog on the computer, and protect their PC’s and whatever is on those PC’s.
Here is a video with the details:
When tested the software ran smoothly in the background and did not slow the computer down at any point (like when running scans or updates). There may be a chance that the software is not a good fit for your small business, so be sure to speak to a technology consultant to accurately assess your needs.
The Tech Accountant