Without any doubt Ransomware for businesses has been on the rise for the past several years and it continues to rise each day. By now you have seen examples of these attacks in the news. Ranging from large companies like Sony to government agencies. It almost seems no one is safe from these attacks. Putting a plan in place for your business to prevent / recovery not if but when your business is hit by a Ransomware attack is critical. At Rezz Tech, this is something we excel at. We have been in the business long enough to find weak points in businesses and help correct them. As well as setting up redundancy backup plans for our clients.
The first step in protecting your business from Ransomware is prevention. This is a very broad term and encompasses a lot of information. Items such as having a firewall that fits your business needs. Taking the cheap way out will only cost your business more in the long run. Trust us on this. For firewalls, we always suggest using Sonicwalls. A proper firewall can help prevent a Ransomware attack on your business.
Anti Virus is also a huge prevention measure that we at Rezz Tech can put into place for you. Choosing the correct antivirus for your business can be buying a vehicle. So many different options to choose from and all of them claiming to be the best. Even after you select an anti-virus installing it tends to be more than just clicking a few buttons. Often times businesses will have to set up their antivirus for specific programs they are using. This is why we suggest allowing an IT company like Rezz Tech to set up your antivirus for you.
Having a professional set up network is also a great way to prevent a ransomware attack. A secure network can prevent and even contain a ransomware attack. This is done on switches that are installed onsite. Using VLANs to help separate your network. When your business is hit by a ransomware attack a network that has been set up correctly can help by containing the ransomware to only a few devices being infected. While this is still inconvenient at least the entire network was not affected.
Ransomware Recover / Decryption
If you do find your self a victim of ransomware then there are still some options for your business to recover these files. Now, we don’t want to get your hopes up and suggest that these options will work, as in most cases the information that has been encrypted by these viruses is as good as gone. However, that does not mean you shouldn’t try to get this data back. In years to come, there could be a key that is produced that can decrypt your files. This could be weeks or years though but better late than never.
In some cases, you will find that depending on what type of ransomware your company is hit with there could already be a key that could help decrypt your files. We suggest having someone with experience with these types of viruses to perform the task. Because if done incorrectly then all of your data could become corrupt.
The hail mary of recover includes a very time-consuming process. Without explaining too much about how these viruses work just know that there is a chance that you can recover your files without a key. This is possible due to the process of these viruses. In some cases, they will copy and then delete the original files. If this happens then there is a very small chance to recover the deleted files. Depending on how much data there was this could take days or even weeks to do.
If prevention failed then comes the aftermath of dealing with these viruses. Trust us, you want someone that has experience with these types of things. When dealing with your business data trusting someone that just does “ok” should never be good enough. We at Rezz Tech have years of dealing with these things. We know what works and what does not. Removing the ransomware is something that can take a lot of time depending on how big your business is. However, we suggest that if you are affected that you unplug every device from the network and contact an IT company that offers ransomware removal as an IT service.
The good news is that removing these viruses can be done. No need to worry about purchasing new equipment for your business. In a very worse case, the Hard Drives will have to be replaced. Then all that is left is just installing Microsoft Windows and any software that was on your devices before the virus.
Why Rezz Tech for Ransomware issues?
With our years of experience working for your business, we are sure to provide your business with the best solution. Our techs understand that the longer your business is down the more money it cost you. When you choose Rezz Tech we will work around the clock to make sure your business is back up and running in no time. We service the Concord, Huntersville, Charlotte, 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!