You might be surprised by how few businesses protect their Linux servers with antivirus

Linux security mythsRecently we asked a bunch of IT professionals if they install antivirus on their servers. Their answers were quite surprising.

Out of 486 IT professionals we surveyed, only 284 (58%) said they run antivirus on both Windows and Linux servers.

The rest said they either don’t bother with antivirus on Linux servers (34%), or don’t run antivirus on any servers at all (8%).

Apparently, there are a lot of people who think they either don’t need antivirus on their Linux servers because malware isn’t a problem for Linux, or that antivirus will hurt server performance.

Unfortunately, they are wrong on both counts. Malware for Linux does, in fact, exist – cybercriminals frequently hijack Linux servers to spread their spam and malware. And with the right antivirus protection, performance won’t suffer either.

Sophos Antivirus for Linux

One common objection to installing antivirus is that it can affect the machine’s performance. Fortunately, Sophos Antivirus for Linux has a small footprint and minimal impact on system speed.

Basically, you won’t know it’s there – except, of course, when it detects and blocks a threat from infecting your machine or spreading to your users’ workstations.

The best thing about it, Sophos Antivirus for Linux is available now for FREE. Go try it out.

 

One thought on “You might be surprised by how few businesses protect their Linux servers with antivirus

  1. Yes you are right, some persons think that linux is is safe in all aspects, but they don’t know that malware can infected Linux as well. Thanks for sharing this Sophos Antivirus, I will give it a try. I am using Norton antivirus for my Linux machines, but it is bit heavy and I need a light and secure antivirus. I hope Sophos will work for me.

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