Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection

By: Kaspersky Lab
Published: September 2010
Malware protection has long been considered a commodity, with price being the ultimate deciding factor. In fact, many IT managers believe that all AV solutions are the same, regardless of price. While this mindset is understandable, it couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, an ineffective anti-malware product costs organizations substantially more than the purchase price. When considering an AV vendor to protect their environments, IT Managers must consider not merely price, but the Total Cost of Protection (TCP), which includes both easily-quantified ‘hard costs’ as well as the ‘soft costs’ including:
  • Financial losses due to security breaches
  • Loss of employee productivity due to inefficient use of system resources
  • Cost of complex system administration
When considering the right security solution for their business every organization must consider not only price, but the high costs associated with ineffective protection.

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