Ransomware is a vicious type of malware that cybercriminals use to block organizations and individuals from accessing their critical files, databases, or entire computer systems, until the victim pays a ransom. It is a form of cyber extortion.

This white paper helps you understand the anatomy of ransomware attacks and explores the solutions available in the market today to defend against such attacks. It illustrates how security policies in CipherTrust Transparent Encryption from Thales enable you to prevent rogue processes and unauthorized users from encrypting your most sensitive data and thereby protects you from ransomware attacks. CipherTrust Transparent Encryption is part of the CipherTrust Data Security Platform. The CipherTrust Platform unifies data discovery, classification, data protection, and provides unprecedented granular access controls, all with centralized key management. The products and solutions available on the CipherTrust Platform mitigate the business risks associated with data breaches and ransomware attacks.

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