Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool Available Free Of Charge For Businesses
Kaspersky Lab today launched Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business – a free software that offers complementary security to protect corporate users from ransomware. To identify ransomware behavior patterns and protect Windows-based endpoints, Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business leverages two groundbreaking technologies: Kaspersky Security Network and System Watcher .System Watcher’s unique capabilities include the possibility to block and roll-back harmful changes.
Malicious programs such as ransomware, that infect computers and encrypt critical corporate data, present a serious problem, especially for small businesses. According to Kaspersky Lab’s IT Security Risks 2016 survey,nearly42% of SMBs fell victim to ransomware in the last 12 months.34% of these paid the ransom and one in fiveweren’t able to recover their data, even afterthe demands of cybercriminals were met. Kaspersky Lab research, based on Kaspersky Security Network statistics,also shows ahuge surge in ransomware attacks on businesses: almost six-fold growth(from 27 thousand in 2014-2015 to 158.6 thousand in 2015-2016).
While businesses are encouraged to utilize many additional protection technologies and approaches to achieve efficientsecurity, Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool forBusiness provides complementary security to those companies thatdo not have advanced Kaspersky Lab security solutions. Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for businessis a fast, lightweight solution,able to solve one of thegreatestsecurity pain pointsthat leads to financial losses for SMBs-ransomware,and in particular, its most dangerous form–Cryptomalware. Cryptomalware activity results in unrecoverable encryption of valuable business documents and forcesbusinesses to pay a ransom to attackers to get their data back.To address this problem and protect Windows-based endpoints, Kaspersky Lab Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business combines two core technologies:
• Kaspersky Security Network,a cloud-based servicededicated to processing depersonalized cybersecurity-related data streams from millions of voluntary participants all over the world. With Kaspersky Security Network,delivery of Kaspersky Lab security intelligence happens in a matter of seconds, ensuring fast reaction times and maintaining high levels of protection.
• System Watcher is an advanced proactive security technology thatscans allimportant system events,includingthe creation and modification of operating system files and configurations, program execution and data exchange over the network. Events are recorded and analyzed,and ifthere is evidence that a program is performing malicious operations, those actionscan be blocked and reversed, preventing further infection.
«In 2015 Kaspersky Lab’s solutions protected 443,920 users and corporate customers worldwide from crypto-ransomware, depriving cybercriminals of nearly $ 53 mln in illegal earnings. in illegal earnings. Our expertsare monitoring therising problem of cryptomalware and have developed this simple tool,available free of charge,to help combat the increasing threat of ransomware to business-critical assets. Small and medium sized companies do not usually have the profound security expertise required to evaluate or compare dozens of security tools on the market. Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business is compatible with third-party security solutions, and is a complementary measure against ransomware. We decided to distribute it free of charge to give companies the opportunity to evaluate the power of Kaspersky Lab technologies,» – said KonstantinVoronkov, HeadofEndpointProductManagement,KasperskyLab.
The free Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business is compatible with the third-party protectionsolutions installed on PCs and can serve as second opinion software for the most advanced crypto-ransomware protection.To download Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, please visithttps://go.kaspersky.com/Anti-ransomware-tool.html.
As a complementary anti-ransomware solution, Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business provides core corporate users with advanced protection from ransomware.For organizations that demand the best protection for each network level, including security technologies to protect workstations, file servers and mobile devices from all types of malware and today’s sophisticated attacks, Kaspersky Lab recommends using specialized business solutions:
If an organization has had its data locked, it is worth checking whether it is possible to recover it by visiting the new online portal, No More Ransom (www.nomoreransom.org).
The No More Ransom project provides users with several decryption tools to help recover files that have been locked by some types of the ransomware, without having to pay to cybercriminals.