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Most anti-malware solutions are not ready for the next generation of ransomware attacks, a new report from NioGuard Security Lab shows. Acronis True Image has outperformed 22 anti-malware solutions.

WannaCry Ransomware

As we already covered, May 12 marked the start of the WannaCry ransomware worm attack (also known as WCry and WanaCrypt0r 2.0) that crippled more than 200,000 Windows machines around the globe. Initiated on Friday, just before the weekend, the attack hit victims on a massive scale, affecting a wide range of organizations, including telecoms, transport companies, government law enforcements and hospitals.  The global zero-day ransomware epidemic WannaCry attacked systems in more than 150 countries, making it the first ransomware epidemic of its kind.

WannaCry

The massive worldwide wave of ransomware attacks of May 12, 2017, instantly turned a once relatively obscure malware threat into screaming headline news and an urgent security concern for global leaders. The so-called WannaCry variant of ransomware, weaponized into deadly virulence with an exploit stolen from the USA’s National Security Agency, exploded through 99 countries, bringing down hospitals in the UK and telecoms operations in Spain. If the threat of ransomware wasn’t on your radar yesterday, it is today. And if you are scrambling for answers, Acronis already offers the single best defense against ransomware attacks, including WannaCry: Acronis Backup 12.5 with Active Protection™, which proactively exterminates ransomware and automatically, instantly restores any damaged data.

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You can’t predict ransomware attacks, and your attempts to avoid them may fail. You can follow computer backup best practices, but even then there is no guarantee that devious cyber criminals won’t uncover your weaknesses. That’s why Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation integrates ransomware protection technology in the form of Acronis Active Protection. 

Independent IT security research company MRG Effitas tested eight consumer backup products against ten ransomware families with some surprising results!

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For the second time in two weeks, an independent lab acknowledged Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation as the best backup solution, in part due to the cutting-edge feature that actively protects against ransomware — Acronis Active Protection™.

Why is an active approach to ransomware protection really necessary? Because just having a backup is no longer enough. In order to protect your data, you have to have multiple copies in multiple places, and they need to be protected against cyber-attacks. You have to be vigilant against the data-encrypting ransomware ghosts lingering just around the corner, looking for sneaky ways to chomp on your data like this is a real-world game of Pac-Man.

In a world where the scourge of ransomware threatens more and more data, it’s of primary importance to protect your data and backups at every step. That’s why the AV-Test Institute examined the threat protection capabilities of popular backup solutions.

It’s not often that one product so completely dominates the rest in a number of important performance measurements. Yet the AV-TEST Institute, an international and independent research lab specializing in IT security and malware research, showed that Acronis True Image is up to 10 times faster than its competition! But before examining those juicy findings, let’s talk about how the institute ranked its ease of use.

When it comes to data protection, you need a comprehensive backup solution or you’re putting your data at risk. That’s why the AV-Test Institute, an international and independent lab specializing in IT security and malware research, set out to evaluate the effectiveness of popular backup solutions currently available to consumers.

Protect Your Business From Ransomware With Acronis Backup 12.5

Acronis Active Protection

Acronis Active Protection™ is coming soon to Acronis Backup 12.5, the world’s fastest and easiest backup!

Acronis Active Protection is an advanced ransomware protection technology. It actively protects all of the data – documents, data of all types, your system, backups and even your backup application.

How to Avoid Ransomware: A Few Simple Tips

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. Millions of people go online every day, searching for new ways to work, communicate, and belong. While we all have different tastes, interests, and favorite websites, it’s important to stay vigilant every time you go online. Cyber criminals are out there too, analyzing online behavior of every-day users and looking for new opportunities to infect computers. Let common sense (and a few security measures) prevail!

Just by following a few simple tips, you can protect your system from being infected even if ransomware slips through into your computer. Follow these guidelines and spread the word. Together we can make the internet a safer place.