Fighting Ransomware

The recent “WannaCry” ransomware outbreak in May infected over 230,000 computers in 150 countries. It was spread by exploiting a known Windows vulnerability. It then encrypted all PC files and requested ransom in Bitcoin to unlock all files.

Exosphere’s defense in depth is able to defeat such an attack:

  • PC Healthcheck

    When PC Healtheck is in place, the operating system is regularly patched, thereby WannaCry and other ransomware attempting to exploit known vulnerabilities will fail to spread.

  • Anti-Malware

    Advanced anti-malware will neutralize the threat as soon as it is discovered in the wild.

  • Anti-Ransomware

    Exosphere’s anti-ransomware capability implements a data firewall that denies WannaCry (or any other unknown application) from overwriting user data.

  • Backup

    Even if all else has failed and the ransomware was able to corrupt user files, these will easy to restore from the Exosphere backup.