Sydney, Australia – November 7, 2016 – Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced enterprise-class ransomware protection for small and midsized businesses, now available from Datto’s managed service provider (MSP) partners. Built into Datto’s suite of products, ransomware protection and recovery automatically detects and identifies attacks, notifying administrators to immediately rollback to healthy data. The solution shortens downtime, saves money and reduces the impact to businesses, giving companies an effective and reliable alternative to paying hackers’ ransoms.
The FBI predicts ransomware will be a US$1 billion industry within the next year, and Datto’s State of Ransomware Report revealed 91 per cent of MSPs surveyed have seen clients victimised by ransomware. As malware advances in sophistication, the ability to rapidly identify an attack and quickly recover means a business is back up and running in minutes as opposed to days. Datto applied its customers’ successes in rolling data back to pre-malware snapshots and developed a new arsenal against malicious encryption, which is now incorporated into the company’s Backupify, Datto NAS and Datto Drive offerings, as well as ransomware detection within its flagship SIRIS and ALTO appliances. Datto’s product enhancements support the company’s commitment to ensure business data is secure and accessible, no matter where it lives.
“Small and medium enterprise businesses have finally started to recognise the impact that ransomware can have on their business, and the need for robust protection,” said Preyesh Odhavjee, Director, 360 Consulting. “In our work with our customers, we consult closely to educate them on the risk from these attacks, as well as the importance of backup and continuity solutions, to recover quickly from an unexpected attack. Datto’s new ransomware detection and protection capabilities, means that we can offer our customers a really robust solution that delivers on all their business data protection and backup requirements.”
With Datto’s new ransomware detection feature, available on Datto SIRIS and ALTO devices, MSPs can easily identify a ransomware attack and roll systems back to a point in time before the attack hit. Ransomware, like most illicit software, leaves an identifiable footprint as it takes over a server, PC or laptop. Datto’s devices, which actively monitor backups, can detect a ransomware footprint and instantly notify admins that they have a ransomware attack on their hands. Recovery is then simply a matter of restoring from a previous backup.
Datto’s survey found that a staggering 35 per cent of partners encountered ransomware in the cloud, leaving cloud-based file-sync-and-share systems just as vulnerable as local systems. Datto’s ransomware enhancements now include:
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