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Ransomware is what nightmares are made of. It’s a constant threat that can bring businesses substantial financial losses. While there is still no guaranteed way to keep ransomware away from your data, a business should aim to achieve some kind of immunity to threats posed by ransomware. But what exactly is ransomware immunity and how can you achieve it?

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What is ransomware immunity?

Ransomware immunity can be defined by an organisation’s ability to overcome losses caused by a ransomware infection. With the right tools, ransomware can be rendered harmless, just like a human virus after a vaccine that offers immunity.

How can ransomware be rendered harmless? Using antivirus software is, of course, a good idea. However, new kinds of malware are being constantly developed; while “natural” viruses also mutate pretty fast, this process is accelerated when it comes to man-made computer viruses. Unfortunately, these “mutations” are developed so fast, that an antivirus cannot keep up-to-date fast enough.

The best way to achieve ransomware immunity is to have a reliable backup and recovery mechanism in place. Fast and frequent backups will ensure that all data can be recovered in case of a ransomware attack, while the ability to recover fast after a disaster will minimize downtime and, implicitly, financial losses.


How Syneto can help you achieve ransomware immunity

Syneto products can help your organization achieve ransomware immunity with instant recovery to a point in time before the attack. Instant automatic backups ensure all your data is backed up, while the product’s built-in Disaster Recovery features ensure that this data can be recovered fast.