BackupAssist Unveils CryptoSafeGuard, Ransomware Protection for SMBs

BackupAssist, an automated server backup and recovery software provider with offices in the United States and Australia, has announced the worldwide general availability launch of its CryptoSafeGuard ransomware protection.

The new software solution would enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to protect against having their backups encrypted and held for ransom.

server backup backupassistCryptoSafeGuard protects backups from ransomware by stopping infected files from being backed up and prevents backups from being encrypted. It is designed to complement existing anti-malware solutions by adding an extra layer of detection at the data level, while also providing extra shielding around backups.

To sum up, CryptoSafeGuard would deliver the following capabilities:

  • Protects – with features designed to stop ransomware from corrupting backups from the BackupAssist computer
  • Detects – scans and detects the effects of ransomware activities in the source files under backup protection
  • Responds – alerts an administrator via SMS and E-mail upon detection of crypto-corrupted files
  • Preserves – blocks future backup jobs from running, thus preserving the last-known good backup

“Many businesses that are hit by ransomware have to pay ludicrous fees to restore operations – some are even forced to shut-down,” said Troy Vertigan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, BackupAssist. “But, ransomware has one big weakness. If you’ve got clean backups, you can simply wipe the infected system, and restore your data – all without paying a cent in ransom. But, ransomware has gotten smarter – it knows this and now looks for ways to encrypt your backups too so you can’t use them. That’s where CryptoSafeGuard comes in – actively protecting your backups – eliminating the threat of ransomware infection.”

CryptoSafeGuard will be available September 1, 2017 and is included with BackupAssist’s BackupCare subscription.