Ransomware and an office fire are a lot alike. And protecting against a ransomware attack is a lot like fire-proofing your office.
To prevent a fire, you have fire doors and fire-proof floors in production areas. To keep arsonists out, access is only granted via keycard. You might even have cameras watching entrances. Fire extinguishers are everywhere.
You also have smoke detectors everywhere. But with all the fire-proofing measures, why do you need smoke detectors? Because we know that all of the above measures don’t work 100% of the time.
So, you put smoke detectors in your building to notify everyone when a fire is starting.
But a smoke detector can’t stop a fire. So, your building has a sprinkler system to account for this potential need. You hope it will never activate, but it is there to cope with the worst-case scenario.
Endpoint and server security measures work much like fire prevention.
Anti-spam email monitoring and endpoint protection for workstations and servers act like fire doors, keycards, and smoke detectors. Their purpose is to prevent a security event from happening. Should malware get in, most of these solutions will alert you (like a smoke detector) of the situation. In most cases, these measures prevent a security event.
But what happens if an attack unfolds and encryption begins?
RansomCare steps in to stop encryption when standard prevention measures fail. And considering the average Q3 2020 payment averaged $233,817, it is clear that those measures do fail.1 Most security solutions aim to identify malware and prevent it from entering and executing. Yet, despite using advanced endpoint protection technologies, organizations continue to fall victim to ransomware. That’s not to say these solutions don’t do an excellent job. They do. They easily stop the vast majority of attacks. But just like our fire prevention, they don’t stop 100% of attacks 100% of the time. And once encryption begins, they have no way to stop it. RansomCare, however, does. Rather than looking for malware or ransomware or trying to recognize malicious behavior, it focuses on the worst-case scenario – an outbreak.
Here’s how it works…
Most business leaders, IT professionals, and security experts would probably agree that another application or a little extra work is worth it to contain and stop ransomware. At the same time, additional security applications running on endpoints slow workstation speed. Programs can take longer to load. It’s a quiet, slow erosion of productivity. The time required to maintain and update all of the endpoints and servers places a burden on IT teams.
After all, missing one endpoint or file share is a vulnerability. And that is what makes RansomCare different. RansomCare is an agentless “sprinkler system” defense against a ransomware outbreak. There are no agents to install on endpoints, servers, or file shares. In fact, as a cloud application, you don’t even need to load an application on your network. The only setup is configuration and integration with your other security solutions (as desired).