Kaspersky launches free anti-ransomware tool for businesses

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business leverages two groundbreaking technologies: Kaspersky Security Network and System Watcher.

Security firm Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday launched Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business – a free software that offers complementary security to protect corporate users from ransomware.

To identify ransomware behaviour patterns and protect Windows-based endpoints, Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business 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 programs such as ransomware, that infect computers and encrypt critical corporate data, present a serious problem, especially for small businesses.

According to Kaspersky Lab’s IT Security Risks 2016 survey, nearly 42 per cent of SMBs fell victim to ransomware in the last 12 months; 34 per cent of these paid the ransom and one in five weren’t able to recover their data, even after the demands of cybercriminals were met.

Kaspersky Lab research, based on Kaspersky Security Network statistics, also shows a huge surge in ransomware attacks on businesses (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, Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business provides complementary security to those companies that do not have advanced Kaspersky Lab security solutions.

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for business 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.

Source:http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/100816/kaspersky-launches-free-anti-ransomware-tool-for-businesses.html

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