Ransomware is a serious threat that will impact your business sooner rather than later. According to ChannelE2E, there are at least 50,000 MSPs that run RMM software from Kaseya and rivals such as ConnectWise, Datto, N-able, NinjaRMM, Atera, SuperOps.ai, Syncro, Naverisk and others. Those 50,000+ MSPs support anywhere from 500,000 to 5 million SMBs worldwide. And that vast number of SMBs surely have tens of millions of PCs, servers, smartphones, cloud workloads, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) under MSP management.

Large or small, you are vulnerable because ransomware is often invited in by your own end users and employees, or third-party vendors who have access to your network. A new complication is that ransomware attacks aren’t just encrypting data at the enterprise or corporate level like in the past, but now also exfiltrating data. You can pay the ransom and hope to get your data back, but if you recover from backup instead, the criminals threaten to release your data to the public. This can be a no-win situation if you get caught in the ransomware trap.

By the end of 2021, ransomware is expected to attack a business every 11 seconds and reach $20 billion in damage costs – which is 57-times more than it was in 2015.

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This vulnerability to ransomware usually comes down to endpoint coverage and network segmentation issues. Some think that they are safe if they cover only the “critical” endpoints. However, as these attacks move laterally after the initial infection,  all endpoints must be covered – even that one shared computer in an empty office. As for network segmentation issues, ransomware can get in via one entry point and then it has full run of the house. And remember, perfect protection is not practical. It’s necessary to apply the “assume breach” paradigm. So, despite your best efforts, if your data is encrypted by ransomware, you must ask yourself: what’s my response?

How Netsurion Protects Against Ransomware

You need defense-in-depth to cover all bases: predict, prevent, detect, and respond (PPDR). Netsurion covers every endpoint to protect you from ransomware. Not only do we secure the endpoints with layered PPDR, we partner with you on effective remediation and forensic analysis. ​

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Netsurion’s Comprehensive Approach to Protection

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Predict attacks by scanning your endpoints for vulnerabilities that may be exploited by ransomware. Continually prioritize, patch, and remediate these before they become an attack vector or path of lateral movement.

Our Vulnerability Management offering prioritizes the highest risks and provides detailed remediation guidance. Our Threat Center team monitors emerging attacks 24/7 using various threat intelligence feeds and updates the Indicators of Compromise to enable real-time alerting.

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Prevent as many ransomware attacks as possible using Netsurion managed endpoint security or integrate your preferred EDR. This not only blocks known ransomware strains like WastedLocker, Maze, Ragnar, Snake, Ryuk, and REvil based on known signatures, it also leverages deep learning to block the many mutated variants and those yet to come.

Netsurion Endpoint Protection is managed endpoint security that integrates deep learning into our XDR platform. It is also actively administered, tuned, and monitored by our 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC).

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Detect ransomware immediately before it does real harm. If ransomware successfully eludes endpoint threat prevention measures, it will generate encryption keys, communicate with Command and Control (C2) servers, and begin encrypting every file on the compromised endpoint.

Netsurion leverages SIEM, and EDR to effectively provide an XDR (Extended Detection and Response) capability through optimal visibility. You cannot protect what you cannot see, and so Netsurion recommends full deployment of our technology to cover your entire attack surface from endpoint to network to cloud to SaaS.

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Respond to ransomware immediately and effectively once all malware, lateral movement, and variants have been detected. Some detected activity can use orchestration and automated response to optimize security analyst effectiveness. An active co-managed Incident Response (IR) plan with a 24/7 SOC is the most effective means to have a confident ransomware incident remediation.

Netsurion’s SOC is a 24/7/365 team organized by areas of expertise including monitoring, security platform administration, integration experts, compliance, Threat Intelligence and a Threat Hunting Team. Our team is effective at detecting and responding to advanced ransomware exploits by leveraging the MITRE ATT&CK framework within our platform.

In summary, Netsurion’s comprehensive predict, prevent, detect, and respond model uses the right combination of people, process, and technology to protect you from today’s ransomware threats.