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Ransomware is malicious software (malware) used in a cyberattack to encrypt a victim’s data with an encryption key that is known only to the attacker. The data becomes unusable until the victim pays a ransom to decrypt the data (usually in cryptocurrency).
According to research from Cybersecurity Ventures, by 2021, a new organization will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds.
Ransomware attacks will cost the global economy $6 trillion annually by 2021! Find out how to defend against ransomware and why protecting your organization’s data is more critical than ever.
“Cisco Umbrella can proactively block requests to malicious destinations before a connection is even established or a malicious file downloaded, which makes it a great first line of defense against ransomware.”
– Vivek Raman
Head of Security
Ransomware continues to evolve at an alarming rate with more sophisticated variants and hackers modifying attack methods for even bigger payouts. See why ransomware still remains an unfortunate reality for organizations of all sizes, and all industries.
“We drastically reduced our exposure to ransomware, and since deploying Cisco Umbrella, we have not been a victim of ransomware.”
– Jason Hancock
Global Senior Network Engineer
Cisco Umbrella blocks malicious internet requests at the DNS layer, preventing ransomware at the earliest stage of infection. By unifying DNS-layer security, secure web gateway, and firewall services in the cloud, Cisco Umbrella offers ransomware protection and consistent enforcement for any device, anywhere.
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints continuously analyzes file activity across all devices on your network, so you can automatically detect, contain, and remove ransomware before it encrypts your endpoints.
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Email Security stops ransomware attempting to enter the network through spam or email phishing scams. With industry-leading URL intelligence, AMP for Email keep your users’ inboxes safe from ransomware.
“Cisco Advanced Malware Protection, in combination with Cisco Umbrella, has decreased the number of ransomware outbreaks to zero during the last 8 months.”
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