Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's computer, executes a cryptovirology attack that adversely affects it, and demands a ransom payment to restore it.
And it's becoming a greater and greater problem in today's digital environment. Ransomware attacks have grown tremendously over the past year—doubling or tripling in some cases, due in part, to the number of different sophisticated trains of the malware now available to cybercriminals.
In fact estimates from the U.S. Justice Department show that over 4000 of these attacks have occurred every day since the beginning of 2016.
Many of First Distribution's business partners and their customers are enquiring what we're doing around this important area of cybersecurity, and we're happy to confirm that we are now offering a ransomware protection programme via one of our premium security vendors, Sophos.
With Intercept X, Sophos is redefining what customers should expect from next-generation endpoint security products. Sophos offers signatureless exploit prevention, ransomware detection, visual root-cause analysis, and advanced cleanup technology in a simple to install, easy to manage package.
For more information on obtaining this product for you or your customer,
contact Lynton on (011) 540 2640.
Check out the video below to discover more about Sophos Intercept X.
Further videos on the product features are available here.