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Kaspersky protects against cryptomalware

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Kaspersky Lab has unveiled new version Kaspersky Security for Windows Server application, which has been developed specifically for high performance corporate servers.
The new Kaspersky Security for Windows Server provides cost-effective, reliable, scalable security for shared file storage, with minimal impact on resources. The solution’s Anti-Cryptor technology is designed to protect IT infrastructure from cryptomalware.
As the complexity of corporate IT infrastructure increases, the need for reliable, multi-layered cybersecurity, which protects business servers, also grows. A comprehensive approach to security is becoming essential for businesses, as a single infected file anywhere in a corporate network can spread rapidly, causing untold damage across the whole network. Cryptomalware, for example, can infiltrate and encrypt an entire network – including its backups – within minutes. This can bring entire business operations to a halt and leave a business without the ability to restore its critical data.
Appropriate dedicated server security helps to protect critical corporate data and eliminate the danger of malware penetrating the backup copies of files. With this in mind, Kaspersky Lab has updated its security application for servers; using all of its expertise and intelligence to provide customers with reliable security against the latest malware threats. The solution’s new features make the security of corporate servers even more flexible, and easy to manage.
The solution identifies and scans critical areas of a business’s corporate servers for malware, helping to strengthen those areas of the operating system that are most exposed to infection. For example, scanning Autorun files can help prevent malware from launching during system startup and can detect any hidden processes.
To help protect businesses from unknown and advanced threats, Kaspersky Security for Windows Server includes Application Startup Control. This provides customers with unprecedented security, using configured rules to allow or block the startup of executable files, scripts, and installation packages, or the loading of program modules onto servers.
The solution leverages Anti-Cryptor technology, which is unparalleled on the market and based on a patented Kaspersky Lab algorithm. This uses behaviour analysis to detect and protect shared folders from encryption activity – preventing a business from being locked out of its own files, and being forced to pay a ransom for their ‘release’.
Another technology uses by the solution is malicious host blocker. If any malicious activity is detected through Real Time File Protection or Anti-Cryptor activities, access to shared network folders is immediately restricted to a secure server, protecting files from damage by any malicious third parties.
A Kaspersky Lab Head of Endpoint Product Management, Konstantin Voronkov, commented, “Cryptomalware is a big issue in the business world. Today, many cybercriminals are using it to earn so called “fast money”, because it’s easy to implement and commit a cybercrime like this. No business wants to lose its sensitive data, so a lot of victims end up paying for their data to be decrypted straight away.
“But cybercriminals don’t always stick to their side of the bargain and decrypt data after payment. That’s why it’s important that businesses use appropriate security solutions, back up sensitive data and increase security awareness among employees, instead leaving themselves exposed to this unfair game. You will be safer with a proactive security strategy in place, than if your business is being held at ransom.”