Activant Solutions Inc. has developed Activant Watchdog, a new software tool to protect against internet threats and ensure network security. Watchdog comes equipped with an anti-virus suite which updates definitions automatically. All of a distributor's networked computers share the same protection and access to new versions of the software. Watchdog also provides a full line of anti-intrusion services, including spyware protection and a continuously monitored and updated firewall. The tool includes website content filtering, attachment scans, encrypted virtual private network (VPN) connections between branch locations, and internet history reporting. Activant serves small and medium-sized retail and wholesale distribution businesses in the vertical markets of hardlines and lumber, wholesale distribution and the automotive parts aftermarket.
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