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Avast updated its Ransomware Protection functionality to give organizations an additional line of defense against ransomware threats.

According to Avast, the number of ransomware threats rose by 24 percent in 2022 compared to 2021. Hence, Avast revealed a new way to protect small businesses against the growing number of ransomware threats. With proactive security that prevents unauthorized access, the ransomware shield introduced by Avast guarantees that organizations can secure their most sensitive documents and customer data.

Avast Ransomware Protection

Every year, companies of all sizes suffer from data theft, and every employer must deal with the possibility that they could become the victim of a supply chain attack. Hence, cyber risk insurance protects organizations of all kinds from the financial risks that occur due to security breaches and cyberattacks.

“Cyber attackers are increasingly targeting smaller enterprises to destroy vital company data and creating a threat to small organizations from ransomware”, said Filip Hlinka, Vice President of Product at Avast. Small firms should take precautionary measures to shield themselves against any financial damage caused by ransomware attacks.

How does Ransomware Protection operate?

Avast Ransomware Protection prevents unknown malware from modifying, erasing, or deleting documents and folders. Consumers can control which software is accessible to their files, improving the security of their organization’s most sensitive and essential data.

The latest version is now available in the Avast Basic, Premier, and Elite Business Safety subscriptions for businesses using PC and Linux.

Key takeaways

Avast customers receive ransomware security in the form of antivirus software, which includes a Web Barrier, File Safeguard, and Behavior Safeguard. These ransomware protective features, which are now enabled by default, will assist in protecting customers, and the set of secured files and directories can be modified in the Avast Commercial Hub.

Tip: Ransomware is an APT, so you should treat it as such