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Protect Your Business Data With Cisco Umbrella

September 15, 2020

Cisco Cloud

Ransomeware  Defense

What is Ransomeware?

ˈransəmˌwe(ə)r/noun – a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing malware threats today and is already an epidemic. According to research from Cybersecurity Ventures, a new organization will fall victim to ransomware every 14 seconds in 2019, and every 11  seconds by 2021. In this chapter, you learn about ransomware — what it is, how it’s evolving as a threat, and how it works

The rise of ransomware has quickly become an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise. Targeted organizations often believe that paying the ransom is the most cost-effective way to get their data back 

A report by Kaspersky suggests that 34 percent of businesses hit with ransomware took a week or more to regain access to their data. What would you do if your organization was in the dark for a week?

Locky is one example of an aggressive ransomware variant. In 2016, it was compromising as many as 90,000 victims per day.

Estimated Total Ransom
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Manage Threats Across Your Entire Network with Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella:

  • Prevents malware
  • Intercepts ransomware & phishing attempts
  • Blocks botnet command-and-control call backs
  • Protects roaming users and devices even when not connected to the business network or on a VPN
  • Identifies compromised systems and targeted attacks in real time

How Does It Work?

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-driven secure internet gateway. Umbrella’s global network processes billions of requests per day, analyzing and learning internet activity to determine where attacks are being staged, so it can block requests to unwanted and malicious destinations before a connection is even established. As a cloud-delivered service, Umbrella provides the visibility needed to protect internet access across all network devices, office locations, and roaming users. Internet activity is logged and categorized by the type of security threat or web content, and whether it was blocked or allowed.

We can help!

Nsight has dependable solutions and knowledgeable IT professionals to assist you. Your data will be secure, and you can have peace of mind to continue to do the things you do best like running your business.

Contact out IT Services team at 920-617-7888 or email