RANSOMWARE PREVENTION STARTS WITH ZERO

Safeguard your enterprise with the industry’s most comprehensive ransomware defense

Zero Trust Powers the World’s Most Effective Ransomware Prevention

The evolving ransomware landscape requires a different approach to defense. Ransomware attacks are increasing 500% year-over-year, with high-impact incidents continuously increasing in volume and scope. Cybercriminals are getting bolder and more sophisticated, and no industry is off-limits

500%

increase in ransomware delivered over encrypted channels in the last 12 months

You can’t stop what you can’t see

Ransomware delivered over encrypted channels spiked over 500% in the last 12 months, evading traditional security controls

30%

of malware over the last 12 months was delivered through trusted third-party apps like Google Drive and Microsoft 365

Exploiting trust to bypass traditional controls

Ransomware is delivered increasingly through trusted third-party apps like Google Drive or Microsoft 365

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ransomware infections include data theft, forcing victims to pay the ransom to prevent data leakage – also known as “double extortion”

Every ransomware incident is now a data breach

Most infections use data theft for double extortion, forcing victims to pay the ransom to prevent leaking sensitive information

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security risk is lateral movement within corporate networks

The corporate network is the biggest risk you have

Ransomware attacks require lateral movement, with legacy hub-and-spoke networks and traditional next-generation firewalls leaving the enterprise open for widespread infection

Modern Attacks Require Modern Defenses

Navigate below to learn how Zscaler disrupts every stage of the ransomware attack lifecycle in ways that legacy security tools can’t.

    The modern ransomware attack lifecycle

    Today’s attackers use sophisticated tactics to hide in trusted and encrypted traffic. They move through the network and steal data, threatening to publish it if ransoms aren’t paid. Once they have what they need, they execute the ransomware, encrypting data and wreaking havoc.

    Modern ransomware attack lifecycle

    Legacy security architectures fail to stop modern ransomware

    Traditional next-generation firewalls and security point products introduce blind spots, complexity, and high costs, all resulting in significant risk. These legacy approaches make it cost prohibitive to inspect encrypted traffic, a common ransomware tactic, and allow an attacker to move laterally to infect additional systems.

    Legacy security architectures fail to stop modern ransomware

    Stop ransomware at every stage of the attack lifecycle

    The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange prevent attackers from discovering, exploiting, or infecting users and apps by making them invisible, and only accessible to authorized users or devices through the Zero Trust Exchange. It inspects all inbound and outbound traffic in-line, whether encrypted or not, ensuring that the good stays in and the bad stays out. Authenticated users and devices connect directly to the applications that they need, never to the network -- so if an attacker were to gain access, they wouldn't be able to move laterally to steal or encrypt data.

    Stop ransomware at every stage of the attack lifecycle

    Three Secrets to Stopping Ransomware Cold

    Bryan Lee, Zscaler Product Manager and ransomware expert, provides details on top ransomware campaigns, novel techniques they’re using to exploit weakness, and new ways to keep users and data safe.

    Preventing Ransomware with a True Zero Trust Architecture

    Ransomware can be prevented. Lead your business forward with confidence by leveraging a holistic zero trust platform for today's cloud-first, hybrid workforce.

    Prevent compromise

    Prevent compromise

    Protect the enterprise with industry's most comprehensive zero trust platform that delivers all key security controls as an edge service, close to every end user, branch or enterprise headquarters.

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    Prevent lateral movement

    Prevent lateral movement

    Eliminate the risk of lateral movement by directly connecting users and devices to apps, not the network.

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    Prevent data loss

    Prevent data loss

    Stop data loss with the industry’s most holistic data protection solution that spans managed and unmanaged devices, servers, public cloud, and cloud apps.

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    Relevant Products

    Zscaler Internet Access

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    Zscaler Internet Access

    Stop ransomware infections with AI-powered security services, delivered at the edge, close to every user

    Prevent data theft with holistic, integrated data loss protection that spans managed and unmanaged devices, servers, public cloud, and cloud apps

    10x Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Secure Web Gateways, aligned with the SASE framework for comprehensive enterprise security

    Zscaler Private Access

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    Zscaler Private Access

    Stop lateral movement to eliminate widespread ransomware infections and contain the scope of an attack

    Zscaler Workload Segmentation

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    Zscaler Workload Segmentation

    Prevent ransomware from moving between workloads and servers to maintain business continuity and safeguard data stored in the cloud

    How The Zero Trust Exchange excels in ransomware protection

    Legacy approach

    Zscaler Zero Trust
    Exchange

      Full SSL Inspection
      Legacy approach

      Traditional next-generation firewalls can’t perform full SSL inspection without performance degradation, so most encrypted traffic goes uninspected, leaving blind spots.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      A unique, infinitely scalable cloud-based proxy architecture provides full visibility into all incoming and outgoing SSL traffic and applies in-line protections to stop advanced attacks.

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      Zero-day Threat Protection
      Legacy approach

      Requires an out-of-band sandbox appliance or a cloud analysis service that allows unknown attacks to pass through, sending an alert after a threat has reached its destination.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Cloud-native, AI-powered inline sandbox quarantines unknown files and stops attacks from entering your enterprise—all at line speed.

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      Instantly Shared Protections
      Legacy approach

      Protections are only distributed to perimeter appliances, limiting their coverage and effectiveness.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      200K+ security updates are shared daily across the entire Zero Trust Exchange, protecting users and applications everywhere.

      Secure Remote Access
      Legacy approach

      Legacy VPNs open commonly exploited, vulnerable firewalls to the internet, and bring remote users onto the network, increasing exposure and risk.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Inside-out connections keep apps and infrastructure invisible to unauthorized users. Further, remote users receive application access without gaining network access.

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      In-line Browser Isolation
      Legacy approach

      Requires a separate browser isolation service, with its own configuration and administration, which can lead to inconsistent policies and user experiences.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler Cloud Browser Isolation is part of the integrated inline proxy-based cloud security stack, preventing the delivery of ransomware.

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      Integrated Advanced Threat Protection
      Legacy approach

      Multiple appliances and subscription services are required to scale and keep up with new attack vectors and techniques.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      The industry's largest security cloud delivers fully integrated Cloud Firewall, Cloud Sandbox, Advanced Threat Protection, Cloud Browser Isolation, and Data Loss Prevention as edge services, blocking over 100M daily threats without the need for any appliances.

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      Cloud-gen Firewall
      Legacy approach

      Network-centric firewalls are converted to virtual machines that do not fit in a cloud environment, resulting in inconsistent policies and configurations, increasing operational complexity and costs.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Unique cloud-first proxy architecture enables consistent policies regardless of user, location, and network without any need for hardware or virtual machines.

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      Stop Workload-to-Internet C2 Communication
      Legacy approach

      Traditional network security does not provide any insight or protection against threats traversing workload-to-workload, workload-to-internet communication.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler Workload Segmentation (ZWS) detects unauthorized channels and stops C2 communication between workloads and to the outside world, from the  cloud or data center.

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      User-to-App Segmentation
      Legacy approach

      Legacy network security segmentation relies on an array of appliances, resulting in bloated policies that are hard to manage, suboptimal for stopping lateral movement, and easily compromised.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler’s zero trust architecture provides users with secure, direct access to internal and cloud apps with Zscaler Private Access (ZPA), applications are never exposed which eliminates the ability for an attacker to move laterally.

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      App-to-App Segmentation
      Legacy approach

      Traditional networks are flat and allow excessive access via unprotected pathways that allow attackers to easily move laterally in the cloud and data center environments.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler Workload segmentation (ZWS) eliminates the attack surface and lateral movement with identity-based protection for your workloads, simplified policy and real-time visibility.

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      Active Defense
      Legacy approach

      Legacy architectures enable attackers to easily find high-value data and assets on networks. When attackers access the data, it is often difficult to identify those actions as malicious until it is too late.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Active defense proactively lures attackers with decoy apps and system assets. As soon as these decoys are touched, security teams know instantly that the behavior is malicious.

      Improving Data Visibility in SSL
      Legacy approach

      Requires an additional SSL decryption overlay  to inspect encrypted traffic, which adds cost and complexity.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler Data Loss Prevention eliminates redundancies, as SSL traffic is forwarded, decrypted, and inspected just once for policy to be applied.

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      Secure Data-in-Motion
      Legacy approach

      Requires complexity of multiple DLP solutions and policies across network appliances and endpoints in order to prevent data exfiltration.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler’s Cloud DLP unifies protection across all cloud channels, users, and devices regardless of location. Create one DLP policy that goes everywhere in order to secure data and prevent exfiltration.

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      Secure Data-at-Rest in Cloud Apps
      Legacy approach

      Requires an additional CASB solution to identify sensitive data exposure and scan for malware at rest in SaaS Platforms.

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler CASB simplifies data protection with a unified approach that scans SaaS platforms for dangerous file sharing or malware, along with compliance violations.

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      Verified Software Reduces risk
      Legacy approach

      Traditional network security only allows access based on IP, Port and Protocols, increasing the risk of data exfiltration through infected machines running unknown software. 

      Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

      Zscaler workload Segmentation (ZWS) lowers risk by only allowing verified software to communicate with external entities. 

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      ThreatLabz Ransomware Review: The Advent of Double-Extortion

      ThreatLabz tracked ransomware campaigns for two years to analyze evolving techniques, exploits, and at-risk industries. Read about double-extortion, third-party attacks, DDoS, and other trends.

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      Hydro Aluminum Boosts Ransomware Prevention with the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

       

      Explore the Advanced Ransomware Attack Chain with Zscaler CISO, Deepen Desai

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      Remote Access VPNs Have Ransomware on Their Hands

      Prevent compromise

      Prevent compromise

      Protect the enterprise with industry's most comprehensive zero trust platform that delivers all key security controls as an edge service, close to every end user, branch or enterprise headquarters.

      Reveal hidden ransomware: Find every threat without compromising the user experience with unlimited inspection of all traffic, across all ports and protocols, including SSL

      Stop attacks with AI-powered prevention: Instantly detect, prevent, and quarantine the most sophisticated ransomware with best-of-breed AI-powered security services, including never-before-seen ransomware variants

      Eliminate the attack surface: Prevent attackers from discovering, exploiting, or infecting users and apps by making them invisible to the internet and only accessible through the Zero Trust Exchange with proper identity

      Protect cloud infrastructure from infection: Monitor, validate, and automatically address gaps in entitlements, security policy, and compliance caused by misconfiguration and overly-permissive access across all cloud environments

      Prevent lateral movement

      Prevent lateral movement

      Eliminate the risk of lateral movement by directly connecting users and devices to apps, not the network.

      Stop lateral spread of ransomware: Remove the risk of a single infected user comprising everything on the network with the world's first and leading integrated zero trust network access capability for remote and on-campus users from any device

      Safeguard the cloud and data center: Extend zero trust-based lateral movement prevention to cloud workloads and data centers with groundbreaking identity-based microsegmentation

      Get proactive with active defense: Identify and stop lateral movement attempts by proactively deploying decoy apps and lures to generate high-confidence alerts with little-to-no false positives, as part of a holistic active defense and deception strategy

      Prevent data loss

      Prevent data loss

      Stop data loss with the industry’s most holistic data protection solution that spans managed and unmanaged devices, servers, public cloud, and cloud apps.

      Shield your cloud apps from exposure: Get granular control of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps, while securing sensitive data-at-rest from theft or accidental exposure with best-of-breed integrated CASB capabilities

      Minimize the risk of double extortion by protecting data: Safeguard sensitive data with granular DLP controls that identify and block data leakage or theft across all inline and SSL traffic in real-time

      Extend data protection to the cloud: Prevent cloud breaches and data loss by identifying and closing dangerous misconfigurations in SaaS and public clouds