Defending Endpoints from Fast, Ferocious Ransomware Attacks

It’s 2019 and massive ransomware attacks are still making headlines, especially against city governments.

In 2018, the City of Atlanta attack shut down over a third of 424 software programs with total damages expected to be over $40 million USD. This year, the City of Baltimore was targeted with multiple systems and agencies down. At the time of writing, the damage caused by the attack hasn’t been fully repaired and the bill is coming in at $18 million.

As much as people preach about segmenting networks, backing up data and improved network security, ransomware attacks are happening at scale with increasing ferocity.

IT administrators look for solutions and that quest usually involves security for the endpoint. Since a lot has changed in the world of endpoint security, administrators are exploring the options that fall into the endpoint detection and response (EDR) category.

“As much as people preach about segmenting networks, backing up data and improved security, ransomware attacks are happening at scale with increasing ferocity.”

Osterman Research published a research paper to outline the concerns, reasons and requirements admins on the front lines have with EDR solutions. Use this latest white paper to guide your organizations as you deploy your first endpoint protection solution or upgrade legacy antivirus protection.

The SonicWall Capture Client endpoint solution offers many endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities that give organizations the ability to mitigate attacks, remediate them and report back to the organization.

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Brook Chelmo
Sr Product Marketing Manager | SonicWall
Brook handles all product marketing responsibilities for SonicWall security services and serves as SonicWall’s ransomware tsar. Fascinated in the growth of consumer internet, Brook dabbled in grey-hat hacking in the mid to late 90’s while also working and volunteering in many non-profit organizations. After spending the better part of a decade adventuring and supporting organizations around the globe, he ventured into the evolving world of storage and security. He serves humanity by teaching security best practices, promoting and developing technology.
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