The Modern Ransomware Challenge

Ransomware attacks begin on user devices and systems. When executed, ransomware malware will use encryption to lock access to the device and its data until payment is received. Unlike other malware attacks, the motive for ransomware is almost always monetary.

Ransomware malware is commonly spread through infected software and applications, email attachments, storage devices, and phishing attempts. These attack vectors all have one thing in common—they are executed by users. Therefore, the best defense against a costly ransomware breach is to tighten control over user privileges and access.

BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management provides the ransomware solutions for the job.

Increase Cyber Defenses with BeyondTrust Ransomware Solutions

The BeyondTrust Privileged Access Management (PAM) platform comprises three integrated solutions: Secure Remote Access, Endpoint Privilege Management, and Privileged Password Management.

Our ransomware solutions provide protection against the most common ransomware and malware attack vectors, including insecure remote access pathways and privileged access. At the same time, they also prevent or mitigate sophisticated edge cases that leverage social engineering, macros, and other vulnerabilities. Defend your organization against both client-side and server-side ransomware threats across on-premise and cloud environments.

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Ransomware is not magic–it can only run with the privileges of the user or the application that launches it. Therein lies its weakness, and our chance to leverage tools to contain it before it starts.

G. Mark Hardy, CISSP, CISA President, National Security Corporation

Secure Remote Access and Mitigate RDP, VNC, and VPN Risks

Traditional remote access methods, such as RDP, Virtual Private Networks, and legacy remote desktop tools lack granular access management controls. This means they are easily exploited via stolen credentials and session hijacking. Extending remote access to your vendors makes matters even worse.

BeyondTrust Secure Remote Access enables organizations to apply least privilege and audit controls to all remote access from employees, vendors, and service desks.

  • Manages and audits vendor and internal remote privileged access without the need for a dedicated VPN solution.
  • Requires all connections to be brokered through a single access pathway to limit internet-exposed ports and reduce the attack surface.
  • Implements granular, role-based access to specific systems with defined session parameters, eliminating inappropriate privileged access.
  • Automatically injects secure, managed credentials to initiate remote access sessions—without exposing the credential to the end user.
  • Tightly controls, monitors, manages, and audits every remote session—with the ability to pinpoint and suspend or terminate suspicious sessions in real-time.

Stop Lateral Movement, Preventing Ransomware Attacks from Landing and Expanding

Protect Desktops, Servers, IoT, and other Devices

BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management is recognized by analysts as the industry’s leading solution for privilege elevation and delegation and application control. The solution manages and secures privileges across all types of endpoints—Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, desktops, servers, IoT, ICS, SCADA, and more.

BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management:

  • Prevents ransomware, malware, phishing, and other attacks by removing the admin rights needed by ransomware. Additionally, enforce least privilege for both IT and non-IT users in the process.
  • Enables just-in-time access models, minimizing standing privileges and the window of time any privileges can be used or misused.
  • Applies privilege enforcement rules to web browsers, office applications, and document readers. This blocks the primary entry point for attackers and the execution of child processes.
  • Restricts the spread of ransomware payloads that deploy by eliminating lateral pathways and reducing the ability to elevate privileges in other applications.

Protect Trusted Applications from Fileless Ransomware and Zero Day Threats

Bring Shadow IT Under Control by Securing and Controling Applications

While ransomware is commonly delivered via unauthorized programs, some strains leverage legitimate applications and macros, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, and PowerShell. BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management stops ransomware and file-less (living of the land) attacks at the source by protecting rogue execution of these applications.

  • Exerts advanced application control that goes beyond allow lists and block lists to ensure only authorized applications and processes can execute or call other applications.
  • Blocks malicious code at the source. Email attachments, phishing links, compromised websites, and untrusted DLL loads are prevented from delivering ransomware payloads.
  • Stops infected documents from leveraging script engines and exploitable utilities.
  • Defends against file-less malware with Trusted Application Protection.

Manage and Secure Privileged Credentials

Eliminate Password Cracking, Reuse, Pass-the-Hash, and Other Attacks

Compromised credentials play a role in almost every IT security incident—ransomware is no exception. That’s why it’s critical to secure privileged credentials with an enterprise privileged password management solution. The BeyondTrust suite of ransomware solutions is designed to eliminate the abuse of credentials by malware.

BeyondTrust Privileged Password Management:

  • Discovers, onboards, manages, rotates, and audits privileged accounts and credentials.
  • Eliminates embedded and default credentials in scripts and applications used for automation and associated with machine identities.
  • Consistently enforces strong password policy for humans and machines to protect your organization from password re-use attacks and other password exploits.
  • Performs session management by recording interactive sessions for future playback, training, and identification of inappropriate activity.
  • Enables just-in-time access to privileged accounts to eliminate standing privileges and always-on privileged accounts.

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