Ransomware strikes again! This time it’s Office 365.
Don’t believe anyone who tells you ransomware is a waning trend or that it’s not a big deal and you shouldn’t worry about it. Recent news proves those nay-sayers are flat out wrong…
Last week, millions of Office 365™ users were targeted with a Cerber ransomware attack. Spread through an email attachment, the malware encrypted users’ files and rendered them inaccessible unless a ransom was paid.
Ransomware is still a serious issue. And although there is no way to fully prevent ransomware attacks from happening, you can take steps to protect your company by educating users and deploying tools, like SecuriSync® from Intermedia, to help reduce downtime.
Recover from ransomware attacks faster with SecuriSync
When ransomware hits, the issue isn’t paying the ransom. It’s watching your users sit around unable to get work done for hours — or days. Our research shows that 61% of businesses were left without access to files for 3 or more days after a ransomware attack.
SecuriSync’s backup feature with point-in-time file restoration helps to reduce the effects of a ransomware attack by allowing you to more quickly restore access to files so your users can continue working during an outbreak.
This gives you time to isolate the infected computers and reimage them without having to pay the ransom or worry that your users are sitting around unable to work. Business can continue forward while you clean up the malware.
Read our report on ransomware to learn more
Our comprehensive ransomware report takes a deep look at this growing problem and offers advice for containing an outbreak, educating your users, and finding tools (like SecuriSync) that can help speed recovery. We’ve included some great resources at the end of the report, including videos, our 2016 Crypto-ransomware study, containment and recovery guides, and more.
And for more strategies to recovering from a ransomware attack, check out this recent article in Entrepreneur by our SVP of Security Products, Richard Walters.
If you have questions about SecuriSync, you can visit our website. Or give us a call at 800-379-7729 to speak with an expert. Be sure to ask about seeing a live demo of ransomware recovery in action!
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