According to a report from an information technology website, hackers recently intruded the network of an international retail group by ransomware attack. Its internal documents were locked, and emails were stolen for a ransom of up to 240 million Hong Kong dollars. It has been pointed out that the incident may have caused the company to suspend its business operations in Hong Kong and Macau earlier.
In fact, hackers using ransomware to intrude corporate networks and launching cyberattacks are not a single incident. Many companies are once victims of ransomware attacks, ranging from daily business operations being affected to the leakage of tremendous customer data, resulting in huge fines due to the violation of compliance.
Prepare Early to Defend against Hackers and Cyberattacks 24/7
How can we avoid the occurrence of intrusions? Indeed, all you need is to equip yourself with a comprehensive set of Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to strengthen network defence capabilities and repair security loopholes in systems, websites, equipment, and software to ensure your business will not be disturbed.
Unified Threat Management (UTM) — As the first guard of the network, enterprises can choose the all-in-one Unified Threat Management (UTM). With features including firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Internet activities control, can effectively avert threats in the MPLS network and prevent viruses from spreading from the network to other branch offices.
Web Application Firewall (WAF) — Corporate websites and web applications generally are easier to be hackers’ targets. To block critical network application attacks in real time, companies should be equipped with a Website Application Firewall (WAF) to provide network security protection without affecting the normal operation of the website.
Sandbox — Email is another common way of ransomware infection. If an employee accidentally opens a hyperlink or attachment containing virus, all files in the corporate system can be infected and locked. To effectively prevent this situation from happening, sandboxes can be configured to collaborate with Unified Threat Management (UTM). When a malicious program or suspicious file is identified, the sandbox will send an alert to the Unified Threat Management (UTM) to response automatically or eliminate the threat.
There is no 100% secure system in the world. Even if companies have already taken sufficient preventive measures, they may still be intruded by cyberattacks or malicious software. Therefore, backup and disaster recovery solutions, which can quickly restore the business to normal operation after an incident, are still indispensable.
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