What is Ransomware?
The security threat landscape is continuously evolving as malicious attacks become more sophisticated and organized. Ransomware is at the top of the list, becoming one of the most profitable types of malware ever seen. An example of ransomware is malicious software or malware that encrypts the information on a person’s computer, such as documents, photos, and music. It will not release the files until the user pays a fee – or ransom – to unlock the files and get them back. The attacks vectors are various and wide in context. Delivered by infected ads that contain malware, by phishing messages, or by exploit kits, this malware is quickly evolving in sophistication. These infections can be catastrophic to your business over a short or long period of time.
Because ransomware can penetrate businesses in multiple ways, organisations need a portfolio-based approach, rather than a single product. Ransomware must be prevented where possible, detected if it gains access to systems, and contained to limit damage.
Cisco Ransomware Defense
Cisco Ransomware Defense brings together all the necessary pieces of the Cisco security architecture to address the ransomware challenge. Allowing you to choose all the pieces or select just the ones that fulfill an immediate need. It delivers integrated defenses with an architectural approach that combines ultimate visibility with ultimate responsiveness.
Solution benefits include:
• Reduced risk of ransomware infections with effective security that can block threats before they can attempt to take root.
• Immediate protection that is simple to deploy, so you can stay focused on running your business.
• Integrated network defenses, from the DNS layer to the endpoint.
• Industry-leading threat information delivered by the Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group.
As your Cisco Security partner, we can advise you on how to strengthen your defenses with detection, visibility, and intelligence.