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Free Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool now protects businesses from pornware and other cyberthreats

Kaspersky Lab has released the next generation of its free Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, which now includes protection from pornware, cryptocurrency miners, and adware, riskware. In addition, the protection of the tool covering desktops is now extended to servers running various Windows Server versions to ensure the comprehensive integrity of corporate data.

While ransomware has been a real menace to businesses for the past few years, other threats may pose danger to organizations as well. For example, cybercriminals have increasingly used online pornography as a vessel for delivering malware onto both consumer and corporate devices. In 2018 alone, Kaspersky Lab discovered 642 different families of PC malware disguised through pornography.

In order to ensure protection from these risks, customers will now be able to benefit from the cutting edge endpoint protection technologies from Kaspersky Lab, which cover a wider range of platforms and risks beyond ransomware, including pornware and other porn-related cyberthreats.

In addition, the tool’s anti-ransomware capabilities have also been extended, as it now prevents remote encryption attempts on files stored in shared corporate folders. Even if a cryptor infiltrates a corporate machine and tries to encrypt a shared folder on a corporate server, the tool detects the encryption process and blocks access to the folder on the compromised machine, keeping files safe.

“Ransomware continues to be an effective attack for cybercriminals but other cyberthreats like adware, pornware and cryptominers can be just as dangerous,” said says Sergey Martsynkyan, head of B2B product marketing, Kaspersky Lab. “Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business is a free tool that helps businesses avoid various types of infections, beyond ransomware and the potential of being a victim of cryptocurrency mining. As cyberthreats continue evolving, security solutions should do that too. This tool has a low footprint and can be used along with other products, no matter what vendor they come from."

 

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