How to prevent ransomware in your organization
As we all know, ransomware attacks represent a significant danger to all organizations. In fact, according to a 2019 report from Forrester Research, the number of ransomware attacks on enterprises is up 500% over the previous year. Furthermore, Forrester projects that malware attacks will cost businesses $11.5 billion — and that doesn’t even factor in the intangible costs of losing trust from your customers and partners.
To reduce the risk to the business, IT teams must not only have a plan, they must have the technology with which to recover after an attack. Two critical components include antivirus software, to alert you when an intrusion is being attempted, and comprehensive backup and recovery software, to help you restore the files that ransomware holds hostage.
But even comprehensive backup and recovery isn’t enough if the malicious software also has access to your backup files. That’s why it’s important for IT organizations to have backup and restoration software that also restricts your backup data, and other core components, from exposure to ransomware perpetrators.
IT analyst firm DCIG recently explored SME data backup and recovery solutions with prominent anti-ransomware capabilities. The report, entitled DCIG Top 5: SME Anti-Ransomware Backup Solution Profile, explores one of its Top 5 picks: Quest NetVault Plus.