Protect against Ransomware Attacks with Azure Security


Ransomware is malicious software designed to block access to computer systems until large sums of money are paid. Ransomware hackers have encouraged their attention to companies, and no organization is immune to these attacks that freeze data and shut down business.

According to Safety Investigations, The average ransom demand has nearly doubled since 2018, and in the US alone, 54% of organizations across industries reported ransomware attacks in 2021. The average amount requested is more than $6000. This amount is particularly difficult for small and medium-sized businesses to afford. The cost goes beyond the initial payment. Sometimes scammers return to crime scenes and infiltrate a company even after the ransom has been paid. There is also reduced revenue due to downtime, the additional burden placed on your teams and your IT department, and a loss of trust between your customers and the companies you work with.

Although there is no strict defense against ransomware attacks, organizations can take steps to protect their valuable data.

Take advantage of the cloud

A secure cloud environment – specifically, Microsoft Azure It is the first step in protecting against cybercrime. Ransomware attacks are a real threat, and Azure is a very practical solution. Even if you’re not ready to move all your systems to the cloud, Microsoft Azure gives you several ways to protect against threats like ransomware attacks.

How Azure can protect your valuable data

Azure Backup

How many times have you heard it? Back up your business data. To protect valuable data, many companies use a secondary off-site location to store copies of their files. Think of the cloud as a secondary digital data storage center that costs much less than an offsite storage facility.

We all know backups are essential, and Azure Backup makes that easy. Azure Backup provides simple, secure, and cost-effective solutions to back up and restore your data from the Microsoft Azure cloud. Back up data, virtual machines, SQL workloads, and more with a single click. Then you can restore your data while maintaining the consistency of the application. You can schedule backups to your servers and desktop at appropriate intervals automatically.

Azure Disaster Recovery

Azure provides a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution that is simple, secure, scalable, and cost-effective. In the event of a service outage, accidental deletion or data corruption, you can restore your business data quickly and efficiently. Protect your data and systems and reduce downtime.

Azure Security Center

Azure is the only public cloud platform with continuous security monitoring. With increased visibility and control, you can detect and repel potential threats.

Azure Security Center is a unified infrastructure security management system that addresses the three most pressing security challenges: rapidly changing workloads, increasingly complex attacks, and the need for more advanced security skills.

Use Azure without moving everything to the cloud

The cloud is the way of the future for business computing, and we highly recommend moving your enterprise. You’ll save money, get automatic updates, easy upgrades, and get a higher level of security. But even if you are not ready to convert, you can still use Azure as your weapon against ransomware.

Even with your existing systems and applications, you can use Azure to back up your important data. Suppose you are not ready to replace your local system. In this case, you can still access Azure security and other Azure benefits, including “elastic computing” – computing resources that can be scaled up or down as needed for better performance and the ability to run a new application very quickly.

Why Azure?

Microsoft is a leader in data management and protection. Few companies have the resources to match what they can do from a technical, design or experience point of view. 90% of Fortune 500 companies trust Azure with their data.

  • Azure has decades of experience managing global data centers backed by Microsoft’s $15 billion infrastructure investment that is under continuous evaluation and improvement.
  • Microsoft guarantees a 99.5-99.9% uptime on its services.
  • Azure comes with redundant local storage (LRS), where data is stored locally, and geo-recurrent storage (GRS) in a second region.
  • An advanced encryption process protects data stored with Azure, and all Microsoft data centers have two-level authentication, proxy card access readers, and biometric scanners.
  • Azure has more certifications than any other public cloud provider, including ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1, SOC 2, and several international specifications.

protect your data

No company is immune to ransomware or other cyber attacks. Don’t take risks. Call Our experts at ArcherPoint let us show you how Microsoft Azure Cloud can help protect your business.

by ArcherPoint, archerpoint.com

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