Quality Assurance and Project Management

Aug 31 2017   2:25PM GMT

CryptoSafeGuard Ransomware Protection For SMBs by BackupAssist

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja


Ransomware is one of the biggest threat to any business of whatever size. There is only one way to escape once you are in the trap of hackers. And that is to pay the ransom. In fact, depending on the level of the hacker, you never know if the complete data is safe or not. What if the hacker replicates the whole data during this process? You will still be in a trap despite paying a heavy amount. That is where CryptoSafeGuard comes into the picture. BackupAssist launches this Ransomware Protection tool for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs). The new software protects backups from encryption by Ransomware. That means as the product claims, SMBs need never pay ransom again. BackupAssist® is a frontrunner in automated Windows server backup and recovery software for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This is the worldwide launch of CryptoSafeGuard™ ransomware protection.

CryptoSafeGuard™ ransomware protection is robust enough to protect an enterprise at a very affordable price. Basically, CryptoSafeGuard protects backups by stopping the back up of infected files and thus preventing encryption of backups. That proves its strong capability against ransomware. It has a capability of complementing existing anti-malware solutions thus adding an extra layer of detection at the data level. In fact, due to this, it also provides extra shielding around backups. What they call it as – Active, simple and non-intrusive.

Basically, there are four key pillars of this product. If we look at the capabilities of CryptoSafeGuard, those are as below:

  • Protects – It protects your backups from corrupting your backups from the BackupAssist computer.
  • Detects – It continuously scans and detects the effects of ransomware activities in the source files under backup protection.

Key Ingredients Of Ransomware Protection Tool

  • Responds – It automatically raises alerts to your administrator upon detection of crypto-corrupted files. These alerts can happen via SMS and E-mail.
  • Preserves – It intelligently blocks future backup jobs from running thereby keeping the last-known good backup safe and intact.

Ransomware Protection

“As a public services organization supported by tax dollars, we are extremely cognizant and cautious in how our budget is allocated,” says Mike Luu, Information Services Director, City of Milpitas, California. “We didn’t have an ‘enterprise-sized’ budget to spend on ransomware protection. However, we would be negligent if we didn’t invest in protection against the type of malicious software that could block access to our computers and data, and therefore our city services, until a sum of money is paid. And, that sum can be large – too large for an organization like ours. This is exactly the position some of my colleagues have found themselves in – it was ugly – and it wasn’t anything I wanted even the remotest possibility of having to deal with here. BackupAssist’s CryptoSafeGuard will deliver the extra layer of protection organizations need at an affordable price.”

A 2016 Osterman Research report “Best Practices for Dealing with Phishing and Ransomware” offers some interesting statistics. It says 51% of those responding to a survey had been successfully infiltrated by ransomware, malware, or a hacker one-to-five times. “Ransomware is a very real and critical problem that every organization regardless of size must address through a variety of means, including good backup processes and technology – such as BackupAssist and its CryptoSafeGuard solution,” says Michael Osterman, President, Osterman Research.

Ransomware Protection Is Essential for an enterprise

“Many businesses that are hit by ransomware have to pay ludicrous fees to restore operations – some are even forced to shut-down. But, ransomware has one big weakness. If you’ve got clean backups, you can simply wipe the infected system, and restore your data – all without paying a cent in ransom. But, ransomware has gotten smarter – it knows this and now looks for ways to encrypt your backups too so you can’t use them,” says Troy Vertigan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, BackupAssist. “That’s where CryptoSafeGuard comes in – actively protecting your backups – eliminating the threat of ransomware infection.”

CryptoSafeGuard is available September 1, 2017, and is includes with BackupCare. The subscription of BackupCare starts from $106 USD for 12 months when you bundle it with a new purchase. In fact, you can request a free trial of CryptoSafeGuard software by visiting here.

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