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by Ahsan Siddiqui

The threat level from cyberattacks has risen exponentially over the past few years—and even more so in the past few months!

Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent and more damaging as attackers evolve their tactics to exploit new vulnerabilities introduced by the sudden change to how and where we work. Ransomware attacks that once were little more than an inconvenience have morphed into debilitating security crises capable of impacting operations of major cities like Atlanta and multinational corporations like Garmin.

Cleanup efforts after ransomware attacks cost businesses more than $75 billion a year, including an average of $65,645 per incident in downtime-related costs alone. But cleanup and downtime aren’t the only ways companies end up paying for ransomware infiltration.

Maze and other ransomware gangs have moved away from simply encrypting company files until a ransom is paid. Their latest tactics include publicly exposing the stolen company and user data, often regardless of whether the ransom is paid or not. Data breaches can cost companies millions of dollars in regulatory fines and penalties as well as identity repair and monitoring for affected users. And don’t forget the hit your reputation takes after a successful ransomware attack.

Our unpredictable global business environment is contributing to the rise in cyberattacks and, unfortunately, matters are unlikely to improve soon.

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for easy entry into company networks, and today’s workplaces provide an increasingly broad attack surface. Many employees are working from home—often on personal devices—without adequate security infrastructure and with added distractions that could lead them to accidentally click a malicious link or attachment.

Even beyond the risk of having exponentially increased the number of remote endpoints, companies are dealing with mass employee movement out of, into, and within the organization, including layoffs, furloughs, hiring, and role changes.

How Arcserve Aids in Ransomware Prevention and Recovery

Confidence is key when selecting a ransomware protection solution. There are a lot of options out there, but many solutions offer only data protection or only cybersecurity. Because every additional tool and vendor introduced to your network comes with its own set of vulnerabilities, it’s crucial to find a single provider who can protect your systems and applications from ransomware infection and data loss.

Arcserve has the benefit of decades of experience in the data security and cyberthreat prevention arena. A worldwide provider of ransomware protection and data loss prevention solutions, Arcserve has worked with clients in almost every industry, from transportation and banking to local government and healthcare. And by teaming up with cybersecurity leader Sophos, Arcware is able to offer every customer unmatched, integrated data protection and cybersecurity solutions for the highest level of ransomware prevention and recovery.

You Know What “They” Say About an Ounce of Ransomware Prevention …

Proactively blocking ransomware from entering your network is the No. 1 best way to protect your business-critical systems and applications. Arcserve solutions secured by Sophos provide fully integrated system protection with AI that secures data against cyberattacks, and Arcserve’s real-world-tested backup and disaster recovery (DR) prevents data loss from major disasters, human error, or other unplanned outages.

Arcserve’s ransomware prevention strategy includes Sophos Intercept X Advanced to secure your on-premises, cloud, and SaaS-based backups from a wide range of threats. You can also count on CryptoGuard and WipeGuard technologies for industry-leading anti-ransomware protection.

Arcserve’s comprehensive approach to ransomware prevention includes the latest anti-exploit technology, including signature-based and signatureless malware detection and a deep learning neural network to protect your systems from both known and unknown threats.

Arcserve strives for simplicity, so users get all the benefits of a powerful ransomware prevention solution that can be easily managed from a unified central management interface.

Arcserve Has the Cure

Accidents happen, and someday your organization may find itself in disaster recovery mode. Don’t panic; we’ve got this. During a crisis, ensuring business continuity and mitigating data loss are the top goals, and Arcserve can help on all fronts.

Arcserve Continuous Availability prevents downtime across your entire infrastructure with high availability and continuous data protection for Windows and Linux applications, and it can be integrated across all systems, whether on-premises, remote, or in the cloud.

Continuous Availability keeps business operations functioning with up-to-date replicas of mission-critical systems, real-time replication on physical servers, and the ability to roll back applications to a point in time before the outage or ransomware event.

Arcserve offers several ways to prevent data loss—from systems to databases to individual files. Arcserve Appliances and Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid secure your backups with signature-less deep learning malware prevention mechanisms that detect both known and unknown malware.

If your organization is one of the millions that relies on Microsoft Office 365, you know that Microsoft’s shared responsibility model means you need a third-party backup for proper data security and disaster recovery.

Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 provides secure backup and restore strategies for all of your Office 365 tools, including Exchange Online mailboxes and OneDrive and SharePoint Online data. Arcserve offers enhanced security and compliance options through AES encryption and role-based access control.

We believe Arcserve solutions are the antidote for today’s rapidly evolving ransomware threats. But don’t take our word for it. We want you to be confident that Arcserve is the perfect ransomware prevention solution for your business-critical systems and applications, so we invite you to test-drive a free trial so you can decide for yourself.