Protection against RANSOMWARE

Small and midsize business continue to fall victim to advance malware attacks that have serious impact on their business productivity and continuity. Ransomware, a type of advanced malware that denies victims to data and systems, has been shown to disproportionately target SMBs making these attacks the single greatest security threat facing them today. Unfortunately, whether due to cost or complexity, many small-to-midsize businesses have simply lacked the resources they need to effectively stop ransomware attacks, leading to devastating consequences.

WatchGuard’s newest security service, Threat Detection and Response, includes a ransomware specific module within the lightweight Watch-Guard Host Sensor. Host Ransomware Prevention leverages a behavioral analytics engine and a decoy directory honeypot to monitor a wide array of characteristics determining if a given action is associated with a ransomware attack or not. If it’s determined that the threat is malicious, HRP can automatically prevent a ransomware attack before file encryption on the endpoint takes place.


With WatchGuard Total Security Suite, organizations of all sizes can now defend against advanced malware threats, including ransomware attacks. Total Security Suite is the first UTM service offering that not only enables organizations of all sizes detect and remediate ransomware attacks, but actually prevent them as well.

Individually, each of these solutions can protect against a stage of a ransomware attacks. WebBlocker automatically denies users access to known malicious sites, and can also enables URL filtering which can block risky and inappropriate sites as well. With APT Blocker, users benefit from award-winning network sandboxing capabilities to detect suspicious threats, detonate them in a virtual environment, and stop the attack from executing on the network. Host Ransomware Prevention leverages behavioral analysis to specifically detect ransomware attacks, and prevent them before file encryption occurs.

WatchGuard’s Total Security Suite combines these advanced security services to protect against ransomware providing the most comprehensive set of security services available in one offering available on the market today.


Intrusion Prevention
Intrusion Prevention Service uses continually updated signatures to scan traffic on all major protocols, providing real-time protection against network threats, including spyware, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows.
Reputation-Based Threat Prevention
A powerful, cloud-based web reputation service that aggregates data from multiple feeds to provide real-time protection from malicious sites and botnets, while dramatically improving web processing overhead.
URL Filtering
In addition to automatically blocking known malicious sites, WatchGuard WebBlocker delivers granular content and URL filtering tools to block inappropriate content, conserve network bandwidth, and increase employee productivity.
Spam Prevention
Real-time, continuous, and highly reliable protection from spam and phishing attempts. WatchGuard spamBlocker is so fast and effective, it can review up to 4 billion messages per day, while providing effective protection regardless of the language, format, or content of the message.
Gateway AntiVirus
Leverage our continuously updated signatures to identify and block known spyware, viruses, trojans, worms, rogueware and blended threats – including new variants of known viruses. At the same time, heuristic analysis tracks down suspicious data constructions and actions to make sure unknown viruses don’t slip by.
Application Control
Allow, block, or restrict access to applications based on a user’s department, job function, and time of day. It’s never been easier to decide who, what, when, where, why and how applications are used on your network.


APT Blocker
APT Blocker uses an award-winning next-generation sandbox to detect and stop the most sophisticated attacks including ransomware, zero day threats, and other advanced malware designed to evade traditional network security defenses.
Data Loss Prevention
Prevent data breaches and enforce compliance by scanning text and files to detect sensitive information attempting to exit your network, whether it is transferred via email, web, or FTP.
Network Discovery
A subscription-based service for Firebox appliances that generates a visual map of all nodes on your network, making it easy to see where you may be at risk. It helps ensure only authorized devices are connected while detecting all open ports and protocols.
Threat Detection and Response
Security data collected from the Firebox and WatchGuard Host Sensor is correlated by enterprise-grade threat intelligence to detect, prioritize and enable immediate action against malware attacks.