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Protect your business from malicious encryption attacks

“With the increasing threats being noticed we wanted to secure our system beyond anti-virus. The attack originated from a mainstream business supplier and we were very pleased to see the security just recently put in place saved us from significant disruption and loss.”

- Gamal, Finance Director, Housing Association

Sophos Intercept X

IT security in a business is key to protecting sensitive, business-essential documents and defending from financial ransom. Intercept X is a new generation of ransomware protection that shields your business from any ransomware attack.

Around 54% of businesses in the UK have been affected by ransomware, and this figure is only going to increase if businesses have no safeguard in place.

Sophos Intercept X also offers features like root cause analysis, so you can track how an attack was attempted. Intercept X will intelligently learn how to prevent it from happening again in the future, as well as cleanse your entire computer of any dormant malware that may be a threat in the future. 

Ransomware has a number of variants; typical encryption types include Cryptolocker.

How can I protect myself from Cryptolocker attacks?

Sophos Intercept X is a subscription-based solution that features CryptoGuard, which prevents the malicious spontaneous encryption of data by all forms of Ransomware - even trusted files or processes that have been hijacked by hackers. If your files are encrypted, CryptoGuard reverts your files back to their safe states.

INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about Ransomware

Did you know that only a quarter of businesses hit by ransomware have over 1000 employees? Hackers don't discriminate on business size.

View our infographic to find out more about ransomware and how you can help protect your business from knowing the tell-tale signs.

What does a malicious ransomware attack look like?

  • You receive an email from what seems like a genuine source (a colleague, perhaps) with an attachment
  • You unsuspectingly download and open the attachment
  • Cryptolocker ransomware (for example) then attacks and encrypts all of your vital files (Word documents, spreadsheets etc.) rendering them - and your business - useless
  • You will be demanded to pay a ransom, usually by Bitcoin, and deceived into thinking you will get your files back
  • *Please note* it is unlikely in the extreme that you will be given back access to your files

Features of Intercept X

  • Cryptoguard
  • Root cause analysis
  • Clean-up tool
  • Blocks zero-day threats
  • Exploit prevention
  • Integrates into any endpoint system

TSG customer saved from security breach with Intercept X

Anti-Ransomware for Housing Association

Only two weeks after having Intercept X installed on their network, Cassiltoun Housing Association was informed of an attempted security breach on its system. Thankfully, its new anti-ransomware did its job and protected the association from considerable disruption.

We've been telling our customers about the Ransomware threat for a long time on our blog:

Locky and beyond: The biggest Ransomware threats of 2016

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Picture the scenario: you’re at your desk, actioning your inbox, when you receive an email from your CEO. It’s close to your financial year-end, and they’ve shared a file with your company’s performance. You’ve been anticipating these figures (well, maybe) so you click eagerly on the file.

The WannaCry Ransomware attack shows you can’t ignore IT security any more

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4 ways to spot Ransomware

Ransomware is a topic that you’re surely familiar with by now, given its resurgence in 2016. If you’re not, Ransomware is a form of malicious malware that encrypts (or locks down) users’ files and demands a ransom for their decryption (or release) – which is where the name comes from.

Beware the latest ransomware virus: Zepto

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Well, I’m sorry to say Zepto isn’t going to help transport your groceries home. And it certainly won’t keep the kids happy.

Ransomware: Why does this cyber threat keep growing?

Let’s go back in time by 30 years, and picture a typical business environment: The office is amass with filing cabinets, all full to the brim with documents that have been carefully separated into reams of brown folders. Heavy, thick set typewriters adorn each large dark wood desk.