Detect and respond to

ransomware attacks

using DataSecurity Plus.

Understanding ransomware

  •   Ransomware is a sophisticated class of malware that blocks access to files and holds that data hostage until a ransom is paid.
  •   Cybercriminals use social engineering, malvertisement, brute force attacks, third-party apps, and other threat vectors to sneak ransomware onto a user's system.
  •   The biggest ransomware attack to date, WannaCry, used the EternalBlue exploit to infect more than 300,000 victims in over 150 countries.
  •   Ransomware-as-a-service is booming. Some cybercriminals now allow other hackers to use their ransomware in exchange for a cut of the resulting ransom.
Understanding ransomware:

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DataSecurity Plus, your solution against ransomware

Ransomware is no match for DataSecurity Plus' multi-layered defense strategy.

    Every 40 seconds,

    a company gets hit with


    - Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2016 -

    Seventy-two percent of

    infected businesses

    lost access to their data

    for two days or longer.

    - Intermedia -

    American small businesses

    losean estimated

    $75 billion a yearto


    - Datto survey -

  •  Prevent 

    Least privilege for file access

    Review file permissions regularly to ensure that there are no unwarranted permissions to your sensitive files; if a victim has write permissions on a shared file, ransomware will encrypt those shared files too.

    Visibility on file activity

    Gain visibility into your file server environment, events, and user behavior to identify malicious activity.

  •  Detect 

    Ransomware detection

    Spot sudden spikes in file events like renaming, deletion, or permission changes, which are all telltale indicators of a ransomware attack.

    Real-time alerts

    Generate instant notifications via email for all unwarranted file modifications and permission changes, and catch extremely time-sensitive incidents.

  •  Respond 

    Stop the infection

    Cut off file encryption in the host machine within seconds by promptly shutting down the ransomware-infected machine.

    Quarantine ransomware

    Isolate the corrupted device from the network to minimize the impact of ransomware on your organization.

  •  Analyze 

    Forensic investigation

    Identify infected machines faster using actionable, accurate forensic data. Generate clear and concise audit records as legal evidence.

Frequently asked questions

  • 1. Can I automatically disconnect a user's session when a ransomware attack is detected? 

    DataSecurity Plus allows you to execute your own scripts to perform actions tailored to your organization's needs (e.g. disconnect the user session, lock the user account, or shut down the system).

  • 2. Can I detect future ransomware attacks? 

    DataSecurity Plus identifies all ransomware attacks promptly and generates threshold-based alerts that are triggered when a set number of monitored events occur in a defined time span.

  • 3. Can I stop known ransomware like WannaCry and Petya from infecting my whole network? 

    Many ransomware variants use a specific file extension when they encrypt data. DataSecurity Plus uses these malicious file extensions to identify known ransomware variants and block them instantaneously.

  • 4. If ransomware infects my network, can I identify where the attack started? 

    DataSecurity Plus lets you identify the client IP of the machine where the attack began. You can use this and other information to perform root cause analysis.

  • 5. DataSecurity Plus just alerted me that possible ransomware activity has been detected, what do I now? 

    If that's the case, then DataSecurity Plus should have already shut down the potentially infected system. From here, you should analyze the audit data to identify which ransomware variant it is and start planning your strategy from there.

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