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?
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.