Recovering from a ransomware attack is hard. Even when companies pay the ransom, there’s no guarantee that they will recover their files. Worse, the files could have already been tampered with by the time they get back to the owners. Cyber threats are becoming more advanced, so having the best ransomware protection is an absolute must.

Choosing a ransomware protection provider is critical because getting a sub-par provider could do more harm than good. This article is your guide to navigating the wide range of  ransomware protection services. Here are the key features and qualities you should consider:

Multi-Layered Ransomware Protection

Layered security uses multiple components to protect your enterprise at different levels—strategies like web content filtering and multi-factor authentication work by slowing down threats until they are contained. The layers bolster your defenses and build a foundation for a robust cybersecurity system. 

Advanced layers could be in the form of state-of-the-art engines that prevent malware delivery, whether from external web-based attacks or insider threats. Look for providers that employ this approach to ransomware protection.

Next-Gen Anti-Evasion Techniques

Traditional anti-evasion usually involves password-protected files, open ports, and protocols. Although these remain effective measures today, some companies are coming up with innovative solutions to counter incoming threats.  

Static anti-evasion techniques, for instance, can help uncover any attempt to conceal malware. Dynamic detection is another technique that thoroughly scans the content to detect threats like APTs and zero-days. Here are more examples of these proprietary techniques from Perception Point Fusion. 

Balances Security and Productivity

A cybersecurity dilemma exists within security teams today: where powerful security platforms, albeit effective at keeping threats at bay, disrupt team productivity and workflow. Constant alerts, restrictions, and delays are some of the pain points employees experience throughout their day.

No organization wants a security service that makes it harder for everyone to do their job. That’s why it is even more essential to find a ransomware protection provider that can balance protection and productivity with zero compromises. 

All-Encompassing

Find a ransomware protection service provider with a holistic solution. Can their platform be deployed across any channel? Can it ensure a consistent level of malware protection at any access point?

Remember, threats can come in from any entry point. So it’s always good to cover all  your bases like email, cloud collaboration channels, and web. Having an IR team to augment your own SOC team is also a big plus.

Easy Integration

Growing pains when deploying a new platform organization-wide are inevitable. But just because it’s normal does not mean that you should settle. Find a provider that creates zero fuss for you and your IT team.

Deployment to your security stack should be quick and straightforward. More importantly, integration should not affect your existing layers of protection. It is not hard to find cybersecurity providers today, but providers who can make integration seamless remain scarce. 

Excellent Track Record

What are other teams or organizations saying about this provider or platform? Give your team peace of mind by choosing a provider with proven performance. 

The best providers make it easy to deal with ransomware threats. Perception Point has a lot to offer in malware detection and protection. 

To learn more, check out our ransomware webinar on-demand now.