The number of ransomware incidents has exploded in the last few years, infecting hundreds of thousands of systems worldwide. Ransomware is malware that’s designed to hold your data hostage unless you pay up. Wait too long —or try to rescue it — and that data can be gone for good.
To protect your network and computers from ransomware and other malicious malware, be sure to first perform these fundamental tasks:
- Backup and recovery
- Segment BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) from main network
- Run antivirus software on clients
Is Your Firebox Ready to Block Ransomware?
Follow these steps to defend your network from malicious malware.
- Make sure the signatures for Gateway AntiVirus, IPS, and Application Control are up to date.
- Enable automatic updates of all your signatures.