When it comes to endpoint security, there are many choices out there. While published detection tests help when it comes to crypto-ransomware, most detection testing is flawed – with many programs achieving 100% detection results that can’t be reproduced in the real world.
Webroot has built a strong reputation for stopping crypto-ransomware. Our goal, first and foremost, is to be 100% effective. Webroot was the first antivirus and antimalware vendor to move completely away from the standard, signature-based file detection method. By harnessing the power of cloud computing, Webroot replaced traditional, reactive antivirus with proactive, real-time endpoint monitoring and threat intelligence, defending each endpoint individually, while gathering, analyzing, and propagating threat data collectively.This predictive infection prevention model enables Webroot solutions to accurately categorize existing, modified, and new executable files and processes, at the point of execution, to determine their status.
Using this approach, Webroot rapidly identifies and blocks many more infections than signature-based approaches, and we are highly proficient at detecting and stopping crypto-ransomware.
Of course, you need protection that covers multiple threat vectors. For instance, real-time anti-phishing to stop email links to phishing sites, web browser protection to stop browser threats, and web reputation to block risky sites that might only occasionally be unsafe. Over the past four years, the Webroot approach to infection prevention has continuously proven its efficacy at stopping crypto-malware in real time by addressing threats the moment they attempt to infect a device, stopping the encryption process before it starts. Regardless of which endpoint security solution you choose, it’s essential it offers multi-dimensional protection and prevention against malware to ensure it quickly recognizes external threats and any suspicious behaviors. A next-generation endpoint security solution with protection beyond file-based threats is essential.