Control Your Malware Risk – It’s Growing Every Few Seconds

On average, cyber attacks are occurring every four seconds, with malware and ransomware continuing to give businesses and their cybersecurity teams massive problems. In recent weeks alone, for example, leading games developer CD Projekt Red, UKRI – the government body directing research and innovation funding and Forward Air, a leading US transportation business have each disclosed details of serious ransomware attacks.

Behind the headlines, the impact is very real, with the potential to be hugely disruptive and costly. For instance, the three most damaging ransomware attacks of 2020 had an estimated combined cost of at least $175 million. And that’s just a tiny fraction of the 4,000+ ransomware attacks that are taking place worldwide every day.

For those organisations affected, it takes – on average – 280 days to contain and recover from a breach. And it’s this emphasis on reacting to risk, recovering from attacks and repairing damage that is at the heart of where many of today’s anti malware strategies fall short.

More specifically, the widespread reliance on reactive anti-virus and sandboxing solutions means there can be a window of opportunity – that could remain invisible for days or even weeks – before new emerging threats are identified, blocked or contained by these solutions.  

But there is a better way to tackle cyberthreats.  One that proactively disarms and reconstructs potentially harmful files in seconds. Not the best part of a month. Glasswall takes a proactive approach to file based threats, and is a leader in Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) technology. Our dynamic approach to ransomware and malware identifies and removes risky, zero-day file-based threats from all files in moments – minimising downtime and disruption often caused by traditional anti-virus or sandboxing solutions.  Find out how you can shrink the window of opportunity you currently give malware here.

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