WannaCry ransomware is the latest advanced threat to take unprotected organizations around the globe hostage. The good news? WatchGuard Total Security Suite successfully blocks this threat, protecting customers from losing data, time, and their reputation.
It is our goal that all WatchGuard customers and prospects understand the severity of this threat and how to protect against it. As such, we will be sending a brief communication to our global end-user database within the next 24 hours that highlights the threat and how to prevent it. The call-to-action, as always, will be for our end-users to reach out to you, their trusted partners, for more information.
This attack makes clear that enterprise-grade, layered security is no longer a luxury, but is a critical need for every organization, no matter their size. While our Gateway AntiVirus (GAV) does catch many variants, APT Blockerâ€™s behavior detection will block all current and future repacked WannaCry strains â€“ and our Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) will catch the NSA leaked MS17-010 vulnerability that it uses to spread. Additionally, Threat Detection and Response (TDR) provides the correlated information necessary to detect and remediate WannaCry and future advanced threats!
The WannaCry ransomware derives from the disclosed cache of NSA hacking tools, and itâ€™s not the last of these that we are likely to see. Nowâ€™s the time to heed the WannaCry warning. Contact me today if you have any questions regarding the Total Security Suite upgrade process. Also, be sure to learn more about the WannaCry attack from WatchGuardâ€™s CTO, Corey Nachreiner in this Daily Security Byte and his latest blog post on Secplicity.