Ransomware attacks have also become a real danger for SME and can seriously threaten the existence of a company within a very short time. Protect yourself in time and effectively. Our cloud-based Modern Workplace, together with advanced backup systems, offers reliable all-round protection for your data and systems.
There are countless reports in the media about ransomware attacks. Companies where attackers have succeeded in accessing the systems via a back door are blackmailed and excluded from their own systems. In addition to encrypting data and blocking the systems, sensitive data is increasingly being used as a means of pressure. The attackers threaten to publish or directly resell them. Through ransomware, attackers gain targeted access to computer and server systems within a company network. If the attacker activates the malware, the systems are blocked and their data inevitably encrypted or stolen. After this step, the attackers demand a ransom with the promise to release or return the systems and data immediately upon receipt. However, this is not guaranteed despite the ransom being paid (1).
Contrary to widespread opinion, not only large corporations are affected. SME are very interesting targets for attackers. They do so in the hope of encountering less sophisticated security systems such as those used by large corporations. At the same time, protection against ransomware and its consequences is also easy to implement for small and medium-sized companies. Complete protection in the form of suitable systems and new processes is a sustainable investment that pays off for the company.
For companies that have neither the appropriate security measures and trained employees nor backup systems that are disconnected from the system, a ransomware attack can mean the end of business activities. Therefore, it is important to protect yourself in a targeted manner. The following measures can be used to prevent attacks or, if an attack has succeeded against expectations, to minimize the damage:
With our cloud-based Modern Workplace you can cover all technical security measures quickly, cost-effectively and automatically. In our overall solution, all important security systems are already covered in the basic package. The all-round protection offers you permanently encrypted data, your own sealed-off private cloud and state-of-the-art mechanisms to ward off threats. The basic package includes, for example, intrusion prevention and advanced threat protection systems, an anti-ransomware system based on machine learning, and application whitelisting.
In addition to the corresponding security solutions, the backup solution integrated in the Modern Workplace guarantees that all your data is always safe and always available. Our system of two completely separate, geo-redundant data centers in Switzerland allows your data to be restored quickly and easily if necessary. The reliable, fully automatic backup solution thus gives you the security you need and enables simple, highly secure and redundant data storage in accordance with your wishes.
Security does not stop with server systems or the corporate network. To protect sensitive data everywhere, the protection should reach the end device. With specific security-related tools, such as HP Sure View, your data is also protected against visual hacking. This ensures that employees receive optimum protection from prying eyes when working while travelling or in public places. The electronic privacy filter prevents visual hacking at the touch of a button and provides privacy when needed.
The HP EliteBook series is equipped with hardware-based security features to proactively prevent threats around the workplace. Mechanical, electronic and artificially intelligent systems are used.
HP EliteBooks help protect, perform and collaborate with your employees. This completes your Modern Workplace and protects you from any attacks on your data at all levels.