Small business security.

Hello experts,

I'm sure this is a question that pops up quite often on here. However, with the risk of hackers, viruses and many other nasty things on the Internet, I'd like to ask what is the best method in terms of securing a small number, just five, Windows computers and a couple of Mac laptops. I'm looking for a simple solution not a complicated setup such as a server running something combauted ISA or TMG program.
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Kanti PrasadCommented:

The below EE link give you an idea as to how to go about. If you have anymore specific questions you can ask.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with the above. For 5 computers, a good commercial paid Anti Virus solution is a good starter. I use Symantec Endpoint Protection 5 user license unmanaged (no server required).

Add to that common sense and some user training and you are good to go.

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We use Trend Micro platinum for home use.

They do have small business versions for 3-100 systems.
Several tabs and links for you to look over Trend Micro for small businesses and see if it meets your needs.
And they do offer free trials.

trend micro for small businesses
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TechLadAuthor Commented:
How about a network firewall such as SonicWall are they any good ?
The reviews on SonicWall are good.
We have no experience with it. As you may or may not know, SonicWall is now owned by Dell Computer who completed the acquisition in 2012.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
SonicWALL, Cisco RVxx and Juniper Netscreen are all good firewalls. Juniper Netscreen is the best and most expensive. Cisco RVxx are entry level commercial. I use Cisco at small clients and my home office. I have not used SonicWALL.
Question is: are you experienced in securing things? Software alone will not help.
The best solution I see is what I described in this thread:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Software alone will not help.   <-- Agree, and that is why (farther back) I suggested common sense and training. You can train people, but unfortunately people have common sense or they don't. People without common sense are prone to clicking dodgy links and wrecking their machines. Software has its limitations in such situations.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@ TechLad - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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