CodeLathe, provider of a Enterprise File Sharing and Sync platform, has announced the immediate availability of FileCloud 13. This new version would offers powerful features to protect enterprise files from ever growing ransomware threats.
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts digital files and removes originals forcing the enterprise to pay ransom to unlock the data. The victims of ransomware range from schools, hospitals, police departments, SMEs to large enterprises.
Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) solutions can exacerbate the ransomware problem. Since EFSS solutions provide endpoint agents that access, synchronize, backup data from and to central repository, the risk of infection increases a lot without adequate protection. Sync and backup applications will end up synchronizing encrypted file rendering backed up data unusable.
“Ransomware is the No.1 cyber security threat faced by enterprises today,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe. “Ransomware protection should be a key requirement for an enterprise file sharing product. Undoubtedly, FileCloud offers the most powerful ransomware protection features among EFSS products. More than ever your files need it.”
Public cloud EFSS providers such as Dropbox, Office 365, and Google Drive are a favorite target for ransomware and they provide an attack vector into end user computers by delivering malware payload via spoofed email messages. Recent security breaches in Dropbox (68 million accounts), Adobe (38 million accounts), LinkedIn (117 million accounts) and Yahoo (500 million) further exacerbate the ransomware threat.
To protect data from ransomware attacks, FileCloud 13 has incorporated a file content heuristic engine to find, and protect files from attacks. Heuristic engines can detect unwanted types file based on its content signature. If the detected file type does not match its mime type, then a variety of actions can be setup to keep the ransomware from spreading.