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Zscaler Ransomware Protection

Attacks are getting more sophisticated. Is your security up to the challenge?

A better way to stop ransomware

Ransomware continues to impact global business operations, productivity, and costs. Because ransomware attacks are uniquely crafted to each target, they exploit common gaps in traditional security solutions.

You need a better approach to eliminating common blind spots and stopping ransomware cold.

Inline sandboxing

Stop unknown threats before they can wreak havoc.

Stopping unknown or suspicious files requires sandboxing, but today’s approaches don’t operate inline, only triggering alerts after the damage is done.

Built on a proxy architecture, Zscaler Cloud Sandbox quarantines unknown files and only delivers clean content, preventing hidden attacks from ever reaching your users and data.

Hold files until confirmed clean
Inspection needs to be able to scale with SSL traffic growth

Unlimited SSL inspection

Say goodbye to inspection compromises.

Appliance- and cloud-based VMs have trouble scaling to inspect the growing amount of SSL traffic, which is where cybercriminals often hide their attacks.

Since the Zscaler Security Trust Exchange delivers unlimited SSL inspection per user, you can easily scale protection and close threat gaps, all without bandwidth constraints.

Always-on protection

Follow your users, no matter how they connect to the internet.

When users drop off your VPN and network, traditional security approaches go blind, leaving you exposed and your users vulnerable to ransomware attacks.

By leveraging the Zscaler globally distributed cloud and our Client Connector endpoint agent, every user gets fast, always-on sandbox and threat protection.

150 data centers

Zero your attack surface

By leveraging a zero-trust approach to remote connectivity, Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) reduces the risk of ransomware by eliminating points of entry.

Eliminate the danger of exposed servers

Eliminate the danger of exposed servers

Public-facing appliances and servers are easily discovered and often unpatched, opening the door to breaches and further network exposure.

ZPA uses outbound connections, never inbound, to connect authenticated users to authorized apps, so common internal targets, such as RDP servers, are never exposed to the internet.

Make lateral movement impossible

Make lateral movement impossible

VPNs enable full network access, so if a user connects a machine that’s been infected with ransomware, that ransomware will have a chance  to spread to many more targets.

Unlike VPNs, ZPA provides native app segmentation, creating a secure segment of one between and user and app, so there’s no network access, and no opportunity for threats to move laterally.

How’s your security posture?

Check your security with our instant risk assessment, Internet Threat Exposure Analysis. It’s free, confidential and safe—and 85 percent of companies who run this test find vulnerabilities that require immediate attention.

Suggested Resources


Read How Cloud Sandbox Blocks Ransomware


See How the Zscaler Cloud Scales SSL Inspection


See How Zscaler Client Connector Secures Users


Test Your Ability To Block Ransomware


Identify Any Exposed Servers and VPNs


Using ZTNA to Stop Ransomware

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