Ransomware and morphed forms of embedded malware are creating havoc for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Weaponized documents disguised as innocently appearing invoices, resumes and shipping forms are being delivered through personalized phishing campaigns to evade AV and virtual sandbox detection. Compounding the issue, new reports are now describing how infected ransomware files are spreading virally amongst internal users and partnering organizations when synced with cloud storage and collaboration apps.
Top cyber security teams and international authorities have turned to Clearswift (see article Clearswift sees 70% growth in its ‘Advanced Threat Protection’ solution) for an enhanced layer of ransomware inspection and sanitization that immediately neutralizes an attack. Real-time detection and removal of ranwomware payloads ensures targeted phishing attempts deliver malicious code without delaying email delivery, web and cloud activity.
How Ransomware Attacks are Neutralized
Deep content inspection is being deployed to completely dissemble digital activity to its lowest constituent parts for detection and immediate removal of malicious code – versus trying.match signatures or monitor the behavior of zero-hour and morphing attack methods. Deep content inspection is not evaded due to size, multiple levels of encapsulated files, virtual machine awareness techniques, or morphing.
Sanitization without delay in delivery, as only malicious active content is removed, allowing the rest of the message or digital transaction to continue unhindered. Eliminating up to 30 minute delays due to behavior analysis.
Morph-free protection against today’s leading malware and ransomware (i.e. CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, TorrentLocker, Dridex, Dyre, BlackEnergy, etc.) and tomorrow’s even more sophisticated variants.
Eliminate high rates of false positives and negatives often found with traditional signature matching and virtual analysis
Prevent the harvesting of hidden metadata and personal information from your corporate website, social media, email communications and cloud collaboration sites that lead to initial phishing and social engineering attacks.
Proving to be the most effective and inexpensive defense that can be immediately added-on to existing security infrastructure (no rip and replace), learn more how the top cyber security teams, defense organizations and authorities around the world are neutralizing ransomware attacks.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Clearswift Blog authored by Marianne. Read the original post at: http://www.clearswift.com/blog/2017/05/17/how-top-cyber-security-teams-neutralize-ransomware-attacks