While there are plenty of dangers lurking in cyberspace, only few of them pose the same danger that ransomware does. A malicious tool that locks all the files on your device, ransomware forces you to pay a ransom, or all your data will be deleted. The worst part, however, is that once your computer is infected, it's very difficult to get rid of. With that said, how can you protect your data network from this threat? Here is what you should consider:

Anti-Virus Software

There's more to anti-virus software than simply protecting your business from viruses and other threats. One of the best features of security software is that it's actively involved even while you're surfing the web. With Kaspersky and McAfee, for example, they can give you a warning as to which sites are dangerous and which ones are safe to use. Considering that ransomware is commonly found on dangerous websites, this makes it easier to avoid in the long run.

Back Up Your Data

Most importantly, though, you need to make sure you back up your data on a regular basis. After all, the main issue when it comes to ransomware is that your files are locked and held for ransom. However, if you back up your info regularly, your data pretty much becomes untouchable. This is especially true if you use cloud computing. A method that stores all your data virtually, cloud-stored data is accessible from any device that has an internet connection. Even if your files are being threatened with deletion, you still have virtual copies stored through cyberspace.

For more information about ways to protect your data network from ransomware, contact TelWare at 1-800-637-3148 or sales@telware.com. TelWare is a national leader in the installation of voice, video, data and unified communications solutions. TelWare is an authorized Avaya, Star2Star, SimpleWAN and 3CX dealer.

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