Zero trust powers the world’s most effective ransomware protection
Ransomware attacks are making more headlines every day. Cybercriminals are launching more sophisticated attacks, ransom payments keep growing, and no industry is off-limits. Protecting your important files and data in today's evolving ransomware landscape requires a more effective approach—so defenders are looking for new solutions.
Ransomware attacks require proactive defenses
Zscaler provides ransomware protection to disrupt every stage of the ransomware attack life cycle in ways legacy antivirus and other security tools can’t.
Ransomware attack life cycle
Today’s cyberattackers use sophisticated tactics to bypass conventional ransomware detection and hide in trusted and encrypted traffic. They move through the network and steal data, threatening to publish it if victims don’t pay. Once they have what they need, they execute the ransomware, encrypting data and wreaking havoc.
Legacy security architectures fail to stop ransomware
“Next-generation” firewall functionality and security point solutions introduce blind spots, complexity, and high costs—all resulting in significant risk. These legacy approaches make it cost-prohibitive to inspect encrypted files and traffic, allowing attackers hidden within to move laterally and infect other systems.
Stop ransomware at every stage of the attack life cycle
The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ prevents attackers from discovering, exploiting, or infecting users and apps by making those users and apps invisible, accessible only to authorized users or devices. It inspects all inbound and outbound traffic inline, encrypted or not. Authenticated users and devices connect directly to the applications they need, never to the network—so even if an attacker gets in, they can't move laterally to steal or encrypt data.
Ransomware defense from ThreatLabz
Our 150+ member Zscaler ThreatLabz research team protects Zscaler customers with 250,000+ daily security updates, in-depth tracking of nation-state actors and IOCs, analysis of 300 billion daily transactions, insightful reports, and industry intelligence sharing.
How the Zero Trust Exchange excels in ransomware protection
Baker & Baker Boosts Enterprise Security Nearly 90%
Replacing firewall and VPN slashed ransomware, improved application performance and employee productivity, reduced risks, and saved 70% on costs.
Hydro’s Focus on Ransomware Prevention
“Prior to implementing Zscaler, we averaged about 10 ransomware incidents per month … in the weeks and months immediately following the deployment, there were zero.”
Mercury Financial Improves Security and Efficiency
Since deploying Zscaler, Mercury Financial has had zero downtime due to malware or ransomware.
Ransomware risk calculator
Learn the average cost of a breach based on your industry and size—and the tangible cost reduction you could realize with Zscaler ransomware protection.
Hydro Aluminum Boosts Ransomware Protection with the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange
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