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A Business Guide to

Datto’s business continuity solutions serve a rapidly expanding market of over 5,000 MSPs worldwide. The company’s 300+ PB purpose-built cloud and family of software and hardware devices provide backup and recovery for all forms of locally stored business data. Our market leading solutions protect any physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure running on Windows, Mac or Linux.

With our Instant Virtualization technology, businesses can be up and operational within seconds after an incident. The company’s suite of business continuity products comprise of Datto SIRIS, Datto ALTO, and Datto NAS, all managed with a single web portal.

How ransomware is spread

Spam is the most common method for distributing ransomware. It is generally spread using some form of social engineering; victims are tricked into downloading an e-mail attachment or clicking a link. Fake email messages might appear to be a note from a friend or colleague asking a user to check out an attached file, for example. Or, email might come from a trusted institution (such as a bank) asking you to perform a routine task. Sometimes, ransomware uses scare tactics such as claiming that the computer has been used for illegal activities to coerce victims. Once the user takes action, the malware installs itself on the system and begins encrypting files. It can happen in the blink of an eye with a single click.

Protect Against Ransomware

Security software is essential, however, you can’t rely on it alone. A proper ransomware protection strategy requires a three-pronged approach, comprising of education, security and backup.

Education
Security
Backup
Education

First and foremost, education is essential to protect your business against ransomware. It is critical that your staff understands what ransomware is and the threats that it poses.

Security

Antivirus software should be considered essential for any business to protect against ransomware and other risks. Ensure your security software is up to date, as well, in order to protect against newly identified threats.

Backup

Modern total data protection solutions, like Datto, take snapshot-based, incremental backups as frequently as every five minutes to create a series of recovery points. If your business suffers a ransomware attack, this technology allows you to roll-back your data to a point-in-time before the corruption occurred.

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Endpoint Refined

Multi-vector protection

Protects against threats across email, browsers, files, URLs, ads, apps, and more in real time.

Deep learning intelligence

Uses a layered approach to global threat intelligence to continually refine and enhance classification accuracy.

Zero-hour security

Uses advanced behavioral heuristics to identify and protect against never-before-seen threats.

Industry-leading efficacy

Secures endpoints with 100% efficacy over a 24-hour period, as shown in independent tests by MRG Effitas.

Fast deployment & scans

<1 MB client deploys and scans in seconds and is always up-to-date, without bulky updates or definitions.

No conflicts

Runs alongside other security software. No need to uninstall existing protection just to give us a try.

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protection for your PC that works

Surf Protection

If you unintentionally try to view a website that spreads trojans, spyware, or any other type of malicious software, Emsisoft Anti-Malware will prevent you from connecting and getting infected.

Real-time File Guard

This real-time protection layer checks all downloaded and modified files with the awarded super-fast Emsisoft dual-engine scanner. The best: You won’t even notice it’s there for you 24/7.

Behavior Blocker

To stop brand new threats that aren't yet known by signatures, Emsisoft Anti-Malware continually monitors the behavior of all active programs and raises an alert as soon as something suspicious occurs.

Anti-Ransomware

Custom-built behavioral monitoring stops ransomware before it can encrypt any files.