Acronis Active Protection is an advanced anti-ransomware technology. It actively protects all of the data on your systems – documents, data of all types, and your Acronis backup files. It is available for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems and protects your data from recent ransomware like Petya, WannaCry, Locky and Osiris.
Acronis Active Protection constantly observes patterns in how data files are being changed on a system. One set of behaviours may be typical and expected. Another set of behaviours may signal a suspect process taking hostile action against files. The Acronis approach looks at these actions and compares them to with malicious behaviour patterns. This approach can be exceptionally powerful in identifying ransomware attacks, even from ransomware variants that are as-yet unreported. In this new version of Acronis Active Protection we added additional behavioural heuristics to make ransomware detection even better.
New level of anti-ransomware defense
via Machine Learning
We invested heavily into new dedicated Machine Learning infrastructure which is used for telemetry and big data processing. What kind of data you may ask? First step, is a stack trace analysis. It is possible to detect code injections (done by nasty ransomware) using process stack trace analysis based on machine learning approach. Big data to study and analyse in our case is process stack trace dumps/frames which will be an input data for Acronis Machine Learning module and the output will be verdict – clean or infected. This approach brings active, on-execution protection on a new level, especially when we talk about new, 0-day threats. It doesn’t require any signatures of any kind but rather it creates a model of what is right and what is wrong, so even bad guys will find a new vulnerability or approach to infiltrate the system they hardly can pass this clean behaviour check done thanks to Machine Learning models.
Protects from most sophisticated threats
Actual recovery of ransomed files
Protection from future threats
The methodologies in Acronis Active Protection detect and deflect attacks, and restore in advanced ways. These protection approaches not only stay ahead of the criminals, but they are more innovative and advanced than any other anti-ransomware methodology available.
The solution addresses:
- Attackers that try to infect or compromise local or cloud backups
- Attacks that are smaller and harder to notice, for example changing only a small part of a document or photo deep in your hard drive
- Attackers coming up with creative new ways to attempt to surreptitiously change your files without your knowledge Last but not least, technology superiority was proven by a number of independent testing organizations already.
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