The world has just experienced another ransomware nightmare. Pharmaceutical companies, Chernobyl radiation detection systems, Kiev metro, airports, banks, hospitals – Petya does not choose its victims and, according to experts, is more destructive than the infamous WannaCry. While EternalBlue has been able to spread due to vulnerabilities in Windows SMB, Petya has features that allow it to spread across networks. Most importantly, with all of these features, the new virus will be able to infect even updated PCs with Windows operating systems, including Windows 10. So how can you protect your company’s data?
WHAT DOES WANNACRY (AND SIMILAR RANSOMWARES) DO? HOW DOES IT DO THAT?
- It encrypts files on servers, workstations and asks for ransom in order to decrypt the files
WHAT DOES CONTENTACCESS FILE ARCHIVE DO?
contentACCESS File Archive is archiving files from file servers, shares and workstations. It is mostly intended to archive corporate documents – office documents, pdfs, pictures, video and audio files, report files. These files are the most valuable digital asset of the company.
The archive is read-only, so nobody can tamper with that, but the files are still accessible from the stubs that the archive has created. In case anything is deleted, the files can be restored by a few clicks into their place of origin or somewhere else. In case of any updates in the files, a new version is created, but all versions are accessible.
The archived files are accessible even when the file share is corrupted, unavailable or decommissioned. contentACCESS is integrated into client workstations via local virtual disk drive. Portal, Outlook or even mobile access is possible. It is easy to find the files, as you have the same hierarchical view on the folder structure as on the file server, and you can also search for content using the built in full-text indexing and searching capabilities. Read more…
HOW CAN CONTENTACCESS PROTECT YOU FROM WANNACRY?
By using contentACCESS archive, the corporate files are archived in a read only compliant form:
- The files can be archived regularly.
- In case the file changes, there is new version created.
Assuming Wannacry encrypts the source file server, shares, workstations:
- In case of stubbing, it simply encrypts the stubs. Who cares?! They can be simply restored from the archive.
- In case it encrypts files that were archived – you have a solution for this, too! The files can be simply restored from the archive. Users have an instant access to the archive even from their Outlook, browsers, virtual drives and mobile devices.
Wannacry cannot access nor encrypt the archived files!
contentACCESS provides you an instant access to your files even in case that you have been attacked by ransomware. contentACCESS protects you from future attacks and wins the battle against ransomware long before it has even started.
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