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For over 25 years Sierra Communications has been providing our clients with telecom and data solutions to help their businesses run efficiently. We are dedicated to providing our clients:

  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • Fast Response & Accurate Results
  • Reliable & Affordable Technology

Recent News:

Ransomware: Prevention & Recovery

What is Ransomware?

"Ransomware is a variety of malware that holds files or systems hostage until a payment is made, usually by encrypting files or marking them for permanent deletion. Attacks occur randomly and without warning, often with a clear ransom demand displayed through computer screens; a ransom amount that increases as time passes."

"Ransomware usually gains access to computers or networks through social engineering. A hacker sends an email posing as someone trustworthy and prompts an employee to download a file. Though that file might be described in innocent terms, it is in fact a malicious program that spreads through that employee’s computer, as well as any company networks that computer is connected to, and starts encrypting vital files. When the encryption is complete, the files are effectively useless. For most companies, this can effectively equate to downtime. The clock is ticking."

 

Stop Ransomware with Sierra:

  • SPAM FILTRATION: Sierra offers email security and spam filtering through Barracuda networks that can help prevent a comprised email containing ransomware executables from ever reaching your users Inbox.
  • BACKUP/DISASTER RECOVERY: Sierras Backup and disaster recover parter is Datto. Datto’s Total Data Protection Platform is currently protecting tens of thousands of business worldwide from ransom attacks, and other unforeseen situations that can adversely affect your business. Our SIRIS and ALTO products cater to businesses of all sizes from small outfits to enterprises but storing system and data snapshots locally and in the cloud for near-instant restoring of business services should your files need to be restored after being encrypted by ransomware.
  • ANTIVIRUS: Sierra recommends ESET antivirus. This solution offers improved detection rates of ransomware files and is easy to manage from a central location via their remote administration console.

Ransomware netted over $325 million in 2015, and has already made over $200 million in the first half of 2016. Sierra can help your organization avoid having to pay a costly ransom to recover your data. Call our Service Dept today to learn more about how Sierra can help to protect your data from cybercriminals.

 

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