It feels like ransomware is an ever-present spectre in the world of cyber security. In recent years, there has been a rise in small and medium businesses falling victim to such attacks. The problem has grown so much that 43 percent of UK businesses suffered an attack in the last year.
The tragic truth is that it didn’t have to be this way. With the right know how, you can easily defend your business from ransomware. According to Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre:
‘Cyberattacks can inflict serious commercial damage and reputational harm, but most campaigns are not highly sophisticated. Companies can significantly reduce their chances of falling victim by following simple cybersecurity steps to remove basic weaknesses.’
The first step to protecting your business is to install the best anti-ransomware software possible. Having this line of defence can be the difference between a broken and a booming business.
Here are our recommendations for the best anti-ransomware software to protect your business.
This three-tiered software provides full protection to your business including specific ransomware protection measures and real-time anti-phishing, which blocks harmful sites.
Verdict: Although not offering a free version, as Webroot puts it, ‘you get what you pay for’. Thankfully, what you’re paying for is a highly effective anti-ransomware software that can protect your business from the majority of cyber threats.
Webroot SecureAnywhere is included at no extra cost with PensarCare support packages.
CryptoPrevent Malware Prevention is an anti-virus software supplement. It works in conjunction with your existing security to protect against new and emerging ransomware threats. It doesn’t interfere with normal system performance, or your existing security. You can also use it without any specialised knowledge.
One of the unique features this software offers is ‘HoneyPot Ransomware Protection’. Upon detecting malicious activity, it shuts down all non-essential programs. This stops ransomware in its tracks before it can do any damage.
Verdict: It is very effective in preventing ransomware from affecting your business. However, it is a supplementary product. You will still need some other security software to cover all your bases.
CryptoPrevent is included at no extra cost with PensarCare support packages.
MalwareBytes is most extensive offering of our three recommendations. It can help businesses protect themselves no matter their size. The MalwareBytes business solution is not free although they do have a free version that acts as an anti-virus software supplement like CryptoPrevent.
The business version offers full cyber security protection from all manner of digital evils. Amongst its layers of protection is Ransomware Mitigation which can help reduce the impact of any successful attack.
Verdict: It also has the capability to grow easily as your business does. And this is the only recommended software with a free tier which is good for fledgling businesses on tight budgets.
Defence is only half the battle
We hope our recommendations for anti-ransomware software helps you protect your business. Getting the right software is the first step every business should take in the battle against ransomware.
However, when it comes to ransomware, you need to put up more than walls. You need to be ready for a fight. With the right disaster response plan in place you can defend your business even in the worst of times.
If you’d like to learn more about how Pensar can help you beat ransomware, get in touch today.