GravityZone multi-layer anti-ransomware capabilities

Attacks are up and their complexity and impact are increasing - with all organizations, irrespective of size being targeted. No more than ever, businesses need to adapt and put in place technologies and cybersecurity practices to stay ahead of cyber criminals.​

Solving the ransomware threat requires more than strengthening technological defenses. With 95%* of cyber security breaches primarily caused by human error, businesses will only be safe when the organizational human aspect is defensible as well.

Given the global cybersecurity skills shortage, all organizations want to do more with less, while keeping it as simple as possible for their teams.​

* Source: IBM

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82% of victims are midsized organizations*

The majority of ransomware attack victims are organizations with less than 1,000 employees.​

$322,168 average ransomware payment​*

Average payment in Q4 '21​

45% of attacks are caused by Email/ Phishing/ BEC​*

Number one  ransomware attack vector in 2022.​

(*) Gartner, Ransomware in Midsize Enterprises

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  • Ransomware is a business problem
  • Human Factor, the weakest link​
  • Balance ease of use vs efficiency vs costs​
Ransomware is a business problem

Ransomware is a big problem. Especially for small and midsized organizations.​

The disruption ransomware causes to business activity (20 days on average, Gartner, Ransomware in Midsize Enterprises) can be fatal to smaller companies.

Putting in place a strong ransomware defense requires a joint effort between technology, people, and processes.​

Human Factor, the weakest link​

Not only the complex and growing threat landscape is a cybersecurity concern for businesses. Organizations are also at risk from within. From sharing business data via unsecured devices, poor password practices, postponing updates and patches, falling victims to phishing emails or Business Email Compromise or by simply clicking the wrong link, employees cause cybersecuriy incidents.​

This is why the human factor needs to be an important element CISOs need to consider in order to protect their organizations from cyber-attacks.​

Balance ease of use vs efficiency vs costs​

Ensuring effective business cybersecurity is challenging for all businesses, but particularly harder for smaller ones struggling with limited budgets and cyber skills. 

Add increasing attack sophistication to the mix and it becomes obvious why usability is key when deploying cybersecurity solution by a resource challenged business.​

Proactive Protection against Ransomware​

Proactive Protection against Ransomware​

Bitdefender provides multiple layers of protection from ransomware, analyzing and intercepting malicious software on-access and on-execution.​

We prevent malware from encrypting personal or sensitive data, keeping your organization safe. The solution also proactively protects you by automatically creating a backup of target files that restore after the malware is blocked.

Seamless Business Continuity

Seamless Business Continuity

Ransomware mitigation provides protection against all common ransomware attack vectors. Additionally, the endpoint security correlates multiple indicators of attack and compromise with malicious activity observed on the system and on the network, facilitating fast and accurate incident response that reduces attacker dwell time and facilitates fast file recovery from ransomware​

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Reduce human risk

Bitdefender provides multiple tools and technologies that help organizations prepare, protect against and mitigate human triggered breaches. ​​

Stop no 1 attack vector- phishing emails - with Security for Email add-on.​

Address user behaviour shortcomings and reduce human risk – with Human Risk Analytics technology.​

Help IT staff keep systems and applications up to date -  with Patch Management.  

Easy administration

Easy administration

Bitdefender helps organizations to prepare and protect against cyber threats while keeping it simple and easy to use.

By combining complementary technologies and tools into an integrated approach, GravityZone protects organizations more effectively against known and unknown ransomware.​​


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Maintain security posture at scale ​

Ransomware authors use exploit kits that take advantage of zero-day or unpatched vulnerabilities to gain a system foothold.​

The GravityZone Patch Management module helps organizations keep operating systems and applications up to date across the entire install base.​

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Keep pace with a changing threat landscape

Bitdefender keeps pace with malware evolution with one of the industry's largest real-world repositories, collected from a vast global network of sensors.​

Powerful machine learning and emulation engines protect against new malware that evades traditional defenses. Bitdefender continuously detects new patterns, prevents file encryption, and preserves full system access.​

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Recover quickly with pro-active data protection​

With Bitdefender security, administrators can monitor network shares and prevent the files from being encrypted. ​

Bitdefender creates automatic, up-to-date tamperproof backup copies of user files, identifying when ransomware attempts to encrypt files and automatically creating a backup of target files that are restored after the malware is blocked. 

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Discover breaches before they can cause damage​

Bitdefender focuses on attack techniques to protect systems and prevent ransomware from spreading. Advanced anti-exploit technologies can quickly identify and terminate malicious processes automatically.​

GravityZone Endpoint and Human Risk Analytics monitor user credential misuse for elevated privileges. Security teams can investigate further to thwart cybercriminals early in the ransomware kill chain.​

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Benefit from multiple techniques to block malware​

GravityZone monitors running processes in real-time such as registry key modifications, file access, unexpected encryption, and more, to identify suspicious or malicious processes for automatic or manual termination by security teams.​

Trained machine learning blocks ransomware exploits that arrive through network ingress points, halting malicious activity in the initial access, credential access, discovery, and lateral movement attack stages.​

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Reduce attacker dwell time to minimize the cost of breaches​

GravityZone Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) automatically correlates multiple indicators of attack and compromise (IOAs/IOCs) with malicious activity observed on the system and the network.  ​

EDR facilitates fast and accurate incident response that reduces attacker dwell time and enables rapid recovery from infection.​

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 A resource-efficient security solution that provides high performance and protection while delivering centralized management, easy deployment and the freedom to choose between a cloud or an on-premise hosted management console.  

Enterprise-grade ransomware protection with GravityZone Business Security Premium

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Safeguards your organization from sophisticated cyber-attacks like Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and ransomware with more than 30 layers of machine-learning-driven security technologies.  

GravityZone Patch Management

GravityZone Patch Management

Strengthen security and reduce potential vulnerabilities in software,  operating systems, and applications with automated patch management.

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Bitdefender is recognized by industry analyst firms and independent testing organizations.

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When the Wannacry ransomware attacked Europe, the University was not affected. The staff also was able to fine-tune GravityZone settings to target and eliminate a few lingering Cryptolocker infections

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With Bitdefender, Kansas Public Finance (KDFA) is keeping its endpoints free of ransomware, avoiding cleanup and lost productivity, and ensuring an efficient workflow. More importantly, KDFA can be productive and responsive to client requests. A painful repercussion following a ransomware attack prior to using Bitdefender was having to recreate lost financial documents and telling users about their lost data.

Kansas Public Finance Corporation keeps out ransomware with ease

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In two years of operation, the city has detected no security incidents—and they have the reports to prove it. “We haven’t had any infections,” he says. “We haven’t had any breaches. Any viruses were defeated instantly. We were completely unaffected by worldwide ransomware attacks or Google docs phishing."

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“GravityZone risk analytics has been valuable since it provides intelligence about our threat footprint. I see the frequency of attacks and which systems may be most vulnerable and harden certain endpoints. I like the GravityZone cloud console because the interface is so clean and simple to use. With a few clicks, I pull up users or sites that have been blocked and view the threat details and risk factors.”

Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, A-Core Concrete Specialists

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