The Truth About Ransomware and Why it’s so Dangerous

The word “ransomware” strikes fear in Chief Technical Officers regularly. Most ransomware is deployed in one of two ways, through remote desktop protocol (RDP) attacks or phishing campaigns. Both tactics rely on employees clicking a bad link or opening tainted email attachments.

Your customers must deploy complex and multi-layered security measures to cover all attack vectors and prevent malware from ever reaching its destination. Endpoints must be covered, network perimeter security solutions must be implemented and email security needs to be in place.

Protect your customers against ransomware with solutions that rank first in preventing and blocking unknown threats.

How does Bitdefender GravityZone protect your customers from ransomware? As an adaptive layered security solution, Bitdefender GravityZone provides multiple anti-ransomware capabilities, having all its layers work together for prevention, detection and remediation.

  1. Prevention
  • Machine Learning Anti-Malware

The solution is automatically trained based on 1 trillion samples from over 500 million endpoints worldwide. Regardless of how much the malware or ransomware is modified, Bitdefender can accurately detect new ransomware patterns, in both pre-execution and run-time mode.

  • Advanced Anti-Exploit

Ransomware writers often use exploit kits that take advantage of zero-day or un-patched vulnerabilities to gain a foothold in systems. By focusing on attack techniques, Bitdefender protects your customers’ systems and prevents ransomware from spreading.

2. Early Detection

  • Real-time Process Monitoring

GravityZone monitors running processes, such as registry key modification, file read / write / encryption action, and stops ransomware activity in its tracks.

3. Remediation

  • The ability to terminate a malicious process and clean up.

Are your customers training employees to recognize the signs of a ransomware attack, deploying the right protection, maintaining backups for critical systems, and keeping all software and hardware up to date? Protect your customers against ransomware! Click here to learn more.

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