In case you are not familiar, ransomware is when cyber criminals hold digital data hostage by encrypting it and only releasing the data if the victim of the attack pays the ransom fee. Once the ransom is paid, cyber criminals provide a decryption key so the victim can then access the data. Keep in mind, even though the victim pays ransom, there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will provide the decryption key. Since ransomware is at an all-time high, including approximately 1,000 incidents per day since 2015, how can you protect yourself and your business?
This is where network threat protection comes in…
What is Network Threat Protection?
One way to mitigate ransomware is for businesses to create an “extra” layer of protection that protects their network, by adding an appliance-based network threat protection solution. This includes a virtual firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, web content filtering, advanced threat protection (ATP), data loss prevention (DLP), denial of service (DDoS) defense and botnet protection including remote virtual private network (VPN). We’re here to help! Let our team know if you’re interested in network threat protection, and we’ll get you set up!