Ranstop has a special design based on two distinct components that work together to keep systems safe from ransomware:
- Protection engine
- File recovery engine
The protection engine is responsible for detecting and stopping ransomware. It does not use signatures but monitors all processes to detect any sign of activities that might compromise files. In the event of an attack, the protection engine automatically notifies the user, instructs the recovery engine to restore the affected files, and can isolate the machine.
The recovery engine uses a patent-pending file recovery technology that acts as a safety net to ensure users can get their critical files back, even in the worst scenarios, without paying ransom to the attackers. To benefit from this protection, the application must be installed on a clean machine, before the attack. This module relies on real-time, backup functionality that automatically identifies and saves the contents of the relevant files. All saved copies are secured to keep them out of the reach of ransomware. When the main engine detects a threat, it restores the affected files automatically. For all the other cases, one can recover files manually.
For best protection, we recommend using Ranstop in combination with a good anti-virus solution and security awareness training.
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