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Ransomware protection to safeguard critical data


A new ransomware protection solution aims to help customers safeguard critical files and folders from ransomware attacks.

Thales’ new CipherTrust CTE-RWP solution will elevate the protection of customer files and folders from ransomware attacks via access management controls and encryption processes and enables real-time analysis of file access behaviours to provide secure and seamless protection.

According to the 2023 Thales Data Threat Report, 49 per cent of IT professionals reported an increase in ransomware attacks with 22 per cent of organisations having experienced a ransomware attack in past 12 months.

Ransomware attacks can bring business operations to a grinding halt by blocking access to critical data until the attack is resolved a major threat to organisations concerning cost and reputation. In addition to existing perimeter controls, a data-centric approach is needed to safeguard critical data from being encrypted by unauthorised processes.

With CTE-RWP, the CipherTrust Data Security Platform brings a new level of protection to the fight against cyber crime. CTE-RWP helps protect against cyber attacks by monitoring the file system and detecting, flagging, or blocking unwanted encryption and data exfiltration.

Specifically, CTE-RWP enables setting trusted lists for critical applications and designating guard points to flag or block processes attempting data exfiltration or encryption. CTE-RWP offers real-time behavioural analysis for user system applications and processes, so customers may use and engage with their files and folders securely and seamlessly.

“CISOs and cybersecurity teams are devoting more time than ever to protecting against ransomware,” Todd Moore, vice president of data security products at Thales, said. “The release of this new Ransomware Protection helps bring an industry-leading solution to market, strengthening the Thales CipherTrust Data Security Platform and offering further protection against an ever-increasing threat to data. Organisations must come to terms with the fact that ransomware will continue to proliferate and put multiple measures in place to safeguard their valuable data against inevitable attacks in the future.”

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