ransomware

Rubrik Launches Radar, an Intelligent Application to Defend Against Ransomware

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Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, announced the general availability of Polaris Radar, the latest data management application built on the Polaris SaaS platform. Polaris Radar leverages machine learning to model threat behavior, accelerating how enterprises mitigate data security incidents. In the event of an attack, such as ransomware, enterprises can now minimize business disruption and data loss by recovering in just a few clicks across their entire environment.

Ransomware attacks are intensifying in scale and sophistication, and the perpetrators are better at evading countermeasures. A recent NTT Security survey revealed that ransomware attacks rose 350 percent in 2017 over the previous year. According to a survey conducted by endpoint protection provider Barkly, 71 percent of organizations were infected by ransomware after it successfully bypassed their prevention controls. Enterprises must act quickly to contain the risks posed by ransomware in order to minimize cost, recovery time, and reputational damage. A holistic ransomware response strategy integrates accelerated detection and recovery alongside prevention measures, ensuring strong resiliency in the face of cyber threats.

Unitrends Launches Aggressively Priced VM Backup Solution Dedicated to VMware Administrators

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Unitrends announced today the release of a new solution targeted at VMware administrators - VM Backup Essentials (vBE). vBE converges enterprise-grade virtual backup software, ransomware detection, and fully integrated cloud storage options into a powerful, easy-to-use product that is aggressively priced at $105 per socket per year. 

As VMware Administrators scan the market for backup solutions, they're faced with a barrage of offerings that only add complexity and cost as these solutions are not built to meet their specific needs. With vBE, they can turn to a solution fit for the enterprise, but simplified and priced specifically for the VMware Admin. With a focus on protecting the modern, highly virtualized datacenter against the latest downtime threats, including ransomware, vBE rejuvenates both the innovation and superior customer support that the VMware administrator deserves.

Acronis Releases a Free, AI-based Ransomware Protection Tool

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Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, today released Acronis Ransomware Protection, a free, stand-alone version of its unique AI-based Acronis Active Protection technology, which stops ransomware attacks in real-time and helps users to recover data without paying the ransom.

Recent ransomware attacks exposed the vulnerability of endpoint devices, showing that new strains of ransomware can easily bypass traditional anti-virus software to encrypt user data. Acronis Ransomware Protection provides an additional level of defense that can be used together with other data protection solutions already installed on the device, such as anti-virus and backup software. It monitors system processes in real-time to automatically detect and stop the attacks other solutions can't. In event of a ransomware attack, Acronis Ransomware Protection blocks the malicious process and notifies the user with a popup. If any files were damaged in the attack, it facilitates the instant recovery of those affected files.

FileCloud Unveils 'Breach Intercept' to Safeguard Organizations Against Dramatic Increase in Cyber Attacks

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FileCloud, the cloud-agnostic EFSS platform, today announced FileCloud Breach Intercept. The newest version of FileCloud offers advanced ransomware protection to help customers handle every phase of a cyberattack: prevention, detection and recovery.

FileCloud is deployed across 90 countries and has more than 100 VARs and Managed Service Providers across the world. Deployed by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms, including the world's leading law firms, government organizations, science and research organizations and world-class universities, FileCloud offers a set of unique features that help organizations build effective anti-ransomware strategies.

Global ransomware damage costs are expected to total more than $5 billion dollars in 2017, compared to $325 million dollars in 2015. Ransomware is growing at an estimated yearly rate of 350 percent with business enterprises becoming the priority target for hackers. Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) solutions have seen an increase in ransomware attacks with 40 percent of spam emails containing links to ransomware. Whereas public cloud EFSS solutions such as Box and Dropbox offer centralized targets for ransomware attacks, FileCloud's decentralized private cloud reduces your company's exposure to potential attacks.