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Why Not Build Ransomware Proof Storage?

The best way to protect an organization from a ransomware attack is at its source, primary storage. Ransomware works by compromising a user account and then encrypting all the files that the account can access. A compromised superuser account is

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How Data Management Protects Against Cyber-Attacks

The reason that file data is a prime target of ransomware attacks is that most file servers are full of juicy targets that organizations are willing to pay to get back. Payment is, after all, exactly what ransomware is all

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Should Experts Convince You to Pay for Ransomware?

I may be an analyst for Storage Swiss now, but for 30 years I’ve also been in the news business. So with the emergence of “WannaCry” I’m seeing my two worlds collide. And it’s no surprise it’s over ransomware. We’ve

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Ransomware – How To Create a Proactive Protection File Strategy

IT needs a proactive way to stop ransomware. It’s here to stay. Most ransomware countermeasures are reactive. The damage is done before IT can deploy their reactive countermeasures. When ransomware gets through an organization’s defenses, it starts to encrypt data,

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How to Stop Ransomware Before The Damage Is Done

NTP Software Defendex™ Product Analysis Ransomware is, for good reason, top of mind right now. Most strategies under discussion now are actually responses, not analysis and elimination. And, because ransomware is such a profitable “business,” new versions will continue to

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How To Beat Ransomware But Not Your Budget

The solution to ransomware is real-time data protection. The moment data changes it needs to be copied to a secondary storage system and sequestered from primary storage. Then, if a ransomware virus attacks, the last known good copy can be

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