Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Protection

Imagine having to pay hackers a ransom in order to free your company’s data! No matter the size of your business, you are susceptible to being a victim of ransomware hackers. Ransom malware also known as Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing files or servers critical to a business’s operations. By placing malware on a network through SPAM, injection, or compromised websites, hackers can encrypt data with an encryption key that is only know to them. In some cases, smart ransomware can even detect and lock backup data. Cracking encryption keys would require immensely powerful computers and possibly years thus making it an impractical practice. Hackers then demand a cryptocurrency payment to unlock your data so that you can continue business as usual.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Can you serve your customers without your Customer Relationship Management System?
  • Can you operate if your billing or invoice data is locked?
  • What will happen if you lose all your customer contact information and data?
  • How much would it cost in man hours to recreate or re-enter data from printed invoices or quotations?
  • How much downtime can you afford?

How does Ransomware enter your network?

Malicious SPAM

Malicious SPAM can look like a real email with links to compromised websites that can inject ransomware onto your computer and all accessible servers.


  • SPAM can be prevented by having layers of security protecting your email server.
  • Cloud servers like Office 365 usually have some form of protection but can be circumvented by smartly placed links or booby trapped PDF or Word files.
  • Inspecting traffic from your email server can be done by a gateway firewall which can check emails for any malware even when deeply embedded in a legitimate document or file.
  • If ransomware does reach your computer it is also important to have a smart anti-ransomware detector that can immediately quarantine the file and stop the encryption process.
Malicious Advertising

Malware Advertising is the process of using ads or pop ups on compromised websites like pirated movie, sports streaming, or pornography websites.


  • Using strict web filtering and application control can disallow your users from accessing these websites on domain computers as they cannot access it.
  • Having strong anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware solutions on all domain/trusted network PCs or devices can significantly improve your security posture. It only takes 1 failed patch or update for a PC to be vulnerable and then encrypt a server.

No ONE security feature can prevent Ransomware. The key is to have a security process giving you multiple layers of security at all parts of your network and end points. Don’t wait until you have been compromised to take action. Contact us today.