- Proof of concept with Ricoh's ransomware detection and containment solution using RansomCare powered by BullWall
- Centralized, fast, remote configuration in just 20 minutes
- Set parameters for acceptable network activity and suspicious activity
- Two installations of our solution for the Town and the Schools
Around the same time the neighboring town had been hit with a ransomware attack, the Ricoh team connected with Hyland to discuss our detection and containment solution. He had only been working for the Town of North Andover for a couple of months, but was increasingly concerned that a ransomware attack could be imminent.
The director attended a Ricoh webinar on our solution, RansomCare
by BullWall, which convinced him to go forward with a proof of concept. To make the proof of concept happen at the Town of North Andover, the director simply had to install a standard Windows server and add a few drives. From there, the BullWall team accessed the town's network remotely and had the ransomware detection and containment solution configured in just 20 minutes. The town ran our solution in test mode for about two months to demonstrate how it would work in North Andover's environment. Hyland particularly liked that our solution could help protect classroom data in Google Workplace (formerly G Suite), which houses all of the schools' information.
During the proof of concept, the director was also able to see any irregular activity on their network and set parameters for what was acceptable and what should be contained. For instance, some people were passing files with unusual extensions or doing partial downloads. Our solution flagged that activity and the director was able to use the information to spur conversations with end users to better understand the behavior.
Since RansomCare wasn't included in the current year's budget, Hyland secured emergency funds from the town manager. Well aware of ransomware attacks in the surrounding area and the growing risk to North Andover, the town manager wholeheartedly approved the additional expense. North Andover then proceeded to full implementation, with two separate installations for the town and schools.
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