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Trend Micro offers First Security Solution for Ransomware

Ransomware is a threat that prevents users from accessing their computer system and asks for online payment to grant access back into one’s system. One specific example of ransomware is the crypto-ransomware that locks affected systems and encrypts key files found on the system’s hard drive. This kind of threat was able to extort a total of 18 million USD in just 15 months.

“Ransomware is a particularly dangerous type of malware because its impact to a user or business is grave. While tips and tricks and preventive measures may help, it is of paramount significance to ensure that apt security solutions are in place to have the peace of mind that critical IT assets and devices are protected,” shares Macky Cruz, Technical Communications Manager from TrendLabs.

To battle this threat, Trend Micro offers a new security solution that can protect, analyze and respond to ransomware. This is the OfficeScan 11 Service Pack 1, the only security solution available in the market today. This solution looks for ransomware behavior and monitors any suspicious file encryption activities at endpoint and stops malicious encryption activity by terminating or quarantining the process.

“Trend Micro takes pride on being the only company that offers ransomware protection focusing on behavior to enterprises via OfficeScan which provides endpoint security technology with real-world protection,” added Macky Cruz.

Trend Micro’s OfficeScan 11 Service Pack 1 is a new version of OfficeScan that is a critical component of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite. This product delivers more gateway and endpoint protection capabilities like application whitelisting, vulnerability shielding, encryption, data loss prevention, and more in a single compelling package.

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