What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is the latest epidemic in malware. With this particular type of malicious software, an attacker infiltrates your business network, holds your computer systems hostage, and demands a “ransom” in exchange for the recovery of your data. The crucial files and systems that allow your business to operate reliably, efficiently, and competitively become completely inaccessible. Ransomware is a rapidly growing and lucrative practice, and many traditional security systems are not properly equipped to protect from ransomware.

The Consequences of Ransomware

These sophisticated attacks can have disastrous consequences for your company by disrupting business operations, stealing confidential information, and exposing you to even more malware. Paying the ransom doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you’ll regain access to your computer systems. As a result, businesses are susceptible to losing the ransomed data entirely.

How to Prevent Ransomware

Feynman Group is joining forces with OpenDNS and Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) to extinguish this threat by offering your business the very best in ransomware prevention.

OpenDNS provides cloud-based security using the Internet’s existing infrastructure to protect any device, anywhere. It requires no hardware to install, software to maintain, or updates. OpenDNS uses cutting-edge technology to quickly detect anomalies in order to predict and prevent emerging threats like ransomware from accessing your business’ valuable information.

Cisco’s AMP offers protection before, during, and after a ransomware breach. It strengthens your defenses as a preventative measure and actively blocks malware from invading your systems. In case of infiltration, Cisco AMP quickly mitigates the damage and eliminates risk of reinfection.

Alongside OpenDNS and Cisco AMP, we can provide a premier line of defense that will allow your business to stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks.

How to Combat Ransomware

Feynman Group is also partnering with Datto, a leading provider of recovery and backup solutions, to safeguard your business from the aftermath of network ransomware. Datto expertly protects and recovers your invaluable data in case of a ransomware infiltration. It’s designed to accommodate businesses of any size, offering Datto Alto for small businesses and Datto Siris for larger enterprises. Datto can provide your business with the security solutions it needs to evade detrimental data loss.

Call us today to learn more about how our IT experts can create the perfect security plan for your business.