Preventing ransomware can help prevent a lot of headaches down the road. Along with saving your business thousands of dollars. By now you have seen ransomware attacks on the news attacking government agencies, large businesses and anything else they can reach. Now preventing these attacks may seem almost impossible, but trust us it is not. With some simple additions to your business, you can prevent ransomware attacks.
Having the correct firewall for your business is the first step in preventing ransomware attacks. Your company firewall is your first line of defense against these types of attacks. If set up correctly they can prevent these attacks altogether. Our recommended brand of firewall is Sonicwall. They do a great job at blocking attacks and setting up security measures. They also have addons you can purchase that will do things like Geoblocking, content filtering and several other key features. Sonicwall also does a great job at ransomware prevention.
Sonicwall devices have a Multi-Layer solution. This solution protects endpoints from ransomware, you can also roll back to a clean state with capture client if your devices end up affected. You can also eliminate phishing emails with Sonicwall email security. They also offer Gateway ANti-virus to stop known forms of ransomware. This stops attacks like WannaCry from spreading laterally with SonicWall intrusion prevension system.
When we say network we are referring to your switches on your network. These devices play a very important role in preventing ransomware attacks. While they work in the background every day for your business they go unnoticed. We suggest using Cisco networking equipment. By far they lead the way with security.
Setting up Vlans is another important part of your network. When VLANs are set up correctly then you section off your network. Even if you find that some of your devices have been affected a proper network can limit the spread of the ransomware/viruses. This is why we suggest having an IT company set up your network.
Choosing the correct anti-virus goes a long way in protecting your network and devices. With so many options out there it can be difficult to pick the correct one for your business. Even more so if you have specific programs that your business uses. Here are some different brands we suggest using.
Windows Defender – this anti-virus has come a long way in recent years. Before we would never even think about suggesting this brand. But the good news is that they have made several changes that put them high on our list. The great thing about this antivirus is that it is free to use. They provide updates for their clients at no cost as well. It’s honestly a win for everyone. You can download Windows defender here.
Trend Micro – this is a very common brand in the anti-virus community. They offer several products for personal and business use. They also won technology partner of the year in 2019 with Amazon and their AWS. Some of the products they offer are server antivirus, data center & virtualization, cloud security, intrusion prevention just to name a few. Pricing ranges on what products you purchase, but we can hands down say that their customer service has always been amazing.
Why Rezz Tech for Ransomware Prevention for your business
With so many companies in the Charlotte area, there are a lot of us to choose from. So what separates us from the rest? That’s a great question and one you should ask every company before you bring them on board. Above all else, we at Rezz Tech are more than just a vendor. We are a partner. A partner that always consider our client’s needs and make sure that their data and service request are always meet with the highest quality of customer service. We service the Concord, Huntersville, Mooresville, Cornelius, Kannapolis, Davidson are just a few of the areas we service. Give us a call at 704-944-3125 or fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly!