How to Protect Your Data From Ransomware Using a Virtualized Approach

The saying goes, It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when.’ That saying holds true when it comes to the IT world and security. After all, the health and success of your organization depends on security! High-profile breaches, malicious insiders, phishing emails… the list goes on. No organization is 100% immune to the variety and intensity ransomware, malware and other security threats carry. However there are a number of ways you can help protect your users, data and organization by using a virtualized approach.

What is virtualization?

Virtualization is the technology that lets you create useful IT services using resources that traditionally were bound to hardware. Virtualization relies on software to simulate hardware functionality and create a virtual computer system. This means organizations can run more than one virtual system with multiple applications and operating systems on one server. Virtualization allows you to use a physical machine’s full capacity by distributing its capabilities among many users or environments. This process is one of the most effective ways to reduce IT expenses.

EDCi’s virtualization solutions provide the ability to secure, mobilize and optimize application development and data delivery from any device, anywhere in the world. A few of our services include: App, Server and Storage Virtualization.

By using a virtualized approach, you can help eliminate security weakness in your infrastructure while improving the odds that your apps and data are secure. Three areas this approach helps are:

  • Data Security: Using virtualization, all vital data is stored in high-security data centers, not on vulnerable client devices, where it can potentially be locked and encrypted by hackers.
  • Device Security: Through the use of hardened and “sandboxed” browsers, you have additional layers of protection to blunt potential attacks and keep your vital data and networks insulated from threats.
  • Network Security: With an enterprise mobility management solution, you can keep BYO devices safe and secure by creating a separate container for business apps and data – without interfering with personal content on the device.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg and there are other ways that you can keep your organization and users protected. Do you want more information? Check out this whitepaper: Ransomware: Four Way to Protect Data Now.


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