Don't Be the Next Victim of Ransomware

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of advanced malware that takes hold of a device by locking users out or encrypting sensitive files with a key only the attacker controls. Hackers will try to trick your users into a risky click or download to initiate the attack. If successful, the ransomware will make itself known to the victim and present a screen demanding payment to return the stolen data.

$1.4 Billion

Total ransom demanded in 2020


of IT leaders have witnessed a ransomware attack

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of businesses feel it is likely they will suffer a ransomware breach in the next 12 months

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What do we do about it?

Ransomware exploits the naivete of users to break your security. By taking advantage of a user's lack of cybersecurity literacy, they sneak by even the most advanced first line of defense. All it takes is one wrong click on a link or a file to set the wheels of ransomware infection in motion. Stopping ransomware attacks before they start requires blocking the three common vectors: phishing, RDP abuse, and scan & exploit techniques.

How can WatchGuard help?

AuthPoint Multi-Factor Authentication

Ransomware attacks typically start with the theft of a user credential that gives an attacker access to the network or a sensitive business account. AuthPoint ensures that attackers can't get where they don't belong with stolen credentials alone by requiring additional factors to prove a user's identity. This minimizes the impact of lost and stolen passwords while giving transparency into user access.

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WatchGuard Network Security

Blocking ransomware at the gateway before it spreads to different parts of your network is the best way to keep the bulk of your organization safe against ransomware attacks. WatchGuard Total Security Suite, available with all Firebox appliances, provides strong defenses against advanced malware and ransomware. Layered security controls in the WatchGuard Firebox include DNS-filtering, gateway antivirus, AI-powered anti-malware, sandboxing, and threat correlation for superior defense against ransomware.

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WatchGuard Endpoint Security

WatchGuard EPDR is an innovative cybersecurity solution for laptops, computers, and servers that combines the broadest range of endpoint protection (EPP) technologies with EDR capabilities. EPDR uniquely automates the prevention, detection, containment, and response actions for easy management and deployment of security across your endpoints. DNSWatchGO stops risky clicks from becoming major security incidents by blocking phishing attempts with DNS-level detection.

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