Ransomware and Advanced Attacks: Servers are Different

Protecting your servers from ransomware is different than protecting the traditional endpoint.

With the rise in ransomware attacks over the past few weeks, from WannaCry, to UIWIX and EternalRocks, and most recently, Petya, the extent of the damage caused by ransomware is becoming increasingly clear.

The reality is that these attacks are no longer just an endpoint issue – ransomware and other advanced attacks are also focused on your servers. Servers are a prime target for cybercriminals, as they drive your business forward and support your most valuable data. To further complicate matters, ransomware attacks are being engineered specifically to take advantage of vulnerabilities found on servers, as we saw during the WannaCry attack.

If allowed to gain access to your IT environment, ransomware has the ability to shut down the organization, denying access to mission critical applications and data for days, and resulting in disruption of service delivery, lost productivity and profits.

The approach to securing servers is different than securing the traditional endpoint, because of the dynamic nature of the applications and operating systems that run enterprise workloads in the data center, in the cloud, and in containers.

Read the blog post Ransomware and Advanced Attacks: Servers are Different, on Trend Micro’s Simply Security blog to learn how to protect your servers from ransomware attacks.

Find out more about how Trend Micro can help at www.trendmicro.com/hybridcloud

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