Raz-Lee Security has added a ransomware attack simulator to its iSecurity Anti-Ransomware. With this feature, customers can test how their systems would behave during ransomware attacks. Administrators can verify and fine-tune the protection that the product provides.
Ransomware usually runs from a PC. It attacks any data file it can access, including IBM i IFS files.
A few weeks ago, Sapiens, a software developer for insurance, with software for IBM i, was forced to pay a $250,000 ransom in Bitcoin. A published known Ransomware attack on an IBM i made 250,000 IFS files unusable, stopped normal work for a month and cost the organization $200,000 to get the decryption key.
“During this COVID-19 pandemic, ransomware and other cyber-attacks have increased, targeting healthcare, financial, and government organizations. Cybercriminals are looking to take advantage of this global crisis. Now more than ever, it is important to ensure that IT systems are safe,” says Shmuel Zailer, CEO, Raz-Lee Security.
The Anti-Ransomware attack simulator can simulate known ransomware such as Sodinokibi, Ryuk, CryptoLocker, or WannaCry. The attack simulator can also simulate unknown zero-day ransomware that criminals on the darknet are offering as “ransomware as a service”. The attack simulator runs from a PC. It installs quickly and can be reused repeatedly to test various conditions on the IBM i. Simulated attacks are completely safe, but the IBM i sees them as realistic ransomware attacks. With these combined capabilities, organizations can have confidence that their IBM i is well protected.
iSecurity Anti-Ransomware itself runs on the IBM i. Unlike antivirus software, which consumes a lot of CPU and can only report on the damage that an attack has caused, Anti- Ransomware consumes virtually zero resources. It stops ransomware attacks immediately when they start. It can disconnect the IBM i from the network, send an email, alert the SIEM, and shut down the attacking PC.
The new iSecurity Anti-Ransomware is now available. About iSecurity Anti-Ransomware
Anti-Ransomware is a completely independent product. It is part of the iSecurity Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) suite, which also includes Anti-Virus, an ICAP client for the Antivirus, and Object Integrity Validation.