Ricoh USA, Inc. announced RansomCare, its new Ransomware Containment Solution, a technology that helps to stop ransomware attacks. As a final line of defense, RansomCare’s multi-layered security detects, identifies, contains and isolates ransomware outbreaks at the source.
“With ransomware attacks continuing to deliver devastating impacts to companies, it’s not enough to have traditional protection practices as your sole line of defense,” said John A. Stewart, vice president, IT Sales and Strategy, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Ricoh’s RansomCare is a vital element to an overall in-depth defense security strategy and acts as a last line of defense to stop an attack in near real-time, thus mitigating the impact and cost of a full attack for what is a fraction of what a ransom and/or downtime could cost.”
Capable of infecting up to 10,000 files per minute per infected device, ransomware is a form of malicious software, or malware, that encrypts files and documents, and holds computers and data files hostage, drastically impacting downtime, contributing to data loss, locking down entire networks and bringing business to a halt. Integrated tools for data protection include:
- Active file monitoring to detect known and unknown ransomware variants and immediately alert security administrators of threats;
- Response to infected devices to halt illegitimate encryption, preventing mass spreading to files and reducing risk of expensive recovery efforts;
- Informed recovery of impacted files;
- Reporting, including exact time of attack, compromised users and devices, affected files and owners.
Ricoh’s RansomCare, powered by Bullwall, monitors networks in near real time using multiple detection tactics to detect the tell-tale signs that ransomware is at work. RansomCare responds by isolating and quarantining the compromised user and quickly identifying encrypted files to restore them from backup while automating any necessary incident reporting.
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