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Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool Available Free of Charge for Businesses

Global software security group, Kaspersky Labs on Thursday launched ‘Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business” a free software that offers complementary security to protect corporate users from ransomware.

To identify ransomware behavior patterns and protect Windows-based endpoints, this tool leverages two groundbreaking technologies: Kaspersky Security Network and System Watcher. System Watcher’s unique capabilities include the possibility to block and roll-back harmful changes.

Malicious programmes such as ransomware, that infect computers and encrypt critical corporate data, present a serious problem, especially for small businesses. According to Kaspersky Lab’s global IT Security Risks 2016 survey, nearly 42% of SMBs fell victim to ransomware in the last 12 months.

34% of these paid the ransom and one in five weren’t able to recover their data, even after the demands of cyber criminals were met. Kaspersky Lab research, based on Kaspersky Security Network statistics, also shows a huge surge in ransomware attacks on businesses: almost six-fold growth (from 27 thousand in 2014-2015 to 158.6 thousand in 2015-2016).

While businesses are encouraged to utilize many additional protection technologies and approaches to achieve efficient security, this tool provides complementary security to those companies that do not have advanced Kaspersky Lab security solutions.

It is a fast, lightweight solution, able to solve one of the greatest security pain points that leads to financial losses for SMBs – ransomware, and in particular, its most dangerous form; Cryptomalware.

Cryptomalware activity results in unrecoverable encryption of valuable business documents and forces businesses to pay a ransom to attackers to get their data back.

To address this problem and protect Windows-based endpoints, Kaspersky Lab Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business combines two core technologies:

  • Kaspersky Security Network, a cloud-based service dedicated to processing depersonalised cybersecurity-related data streams from millions of voluntary participants all over the world.
  • System Watcher is an advanced proactive security technology that scans all important system events, including the creation and modification of operating system files and configurations, programme execution and data exchange over the network.

The tool is compatible with the third-party protection solutions installed on PCs and can serve as second opinion software for the most advanced crypto-ransomware protection.

Follow the link, to download this tool.

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