Independent research report quantifies widespread gaps in disaster preparedness
Mountain View, Calif. – April 12, 2016—The threat of ransomware is rapidly rising, targeting businesses of all sizes and spreading to multiple victims within corporate networks, as revealed in Intermedia’s 2016 Crypto-Ransomware Report.
The prominence of these attacks and widely observed downtime (72 percent of victims were unable to access their data for at least 2 days and 32 percent of users lost access to data for 5 days or more) spotlights a widespread gap in business continuity planning. SecuriSync® by Intermedia helps address this market void as the only enterprise-grade tool on the market that offers the two capabilities necessary for business continuity during a ransomware outbreak.
SecuriSync® is a 2-in-1 comprehensive cloud backup and file sync and share (FSS) solution that enables users to remain productive during ransomware attacks. As the only tool businesses need for using, managing and protecting their files, SecuriSync provides companies with the ability to do the two things vital to getting back up and running after a ransomware attack: 1) instantly roll back an archive of files to their uninfected state and 2) give employees immediate access to those uninfected files from alternate devices.
Nick Patience, Research Vice President for Software at 451 Research, shares the perceived impact of this industry-first solution in its recent impact report. “Intermedia is positioned to facilitate a secure and supported business implementation of enterprise FSS. The backup and recovery features help ensure a level of file resilience that can be important in certain industry verticals, namely healthcare, legal and financial. In a rapidly commoditizing market, SecuriSync has differentiated itself to capitalize on the typically murky connection between file sync and backup services.”
With SecuriSync, ransomware recovery becomes a manageable 3-step process.
- Close and isolate the infected computer(s) to prevent further spreading.
- Roll back the user’s file archive using an uninfected computer to the moment just before the infection.
- Get the user back to work using an alternate device while the original machine is being wiped and restored.
“In the event of a ransomware outbreak, businesses previously would spend multiple days recovering locked files off outdated backups, or they would pay the ransom hoping to regain them,” said Richard Walters, SVP of Security Products at Intermedia. “SecuriSync is a complete file management solution that combines real-time backup, mass restore capabilities and remote access, turning a would-be disaster into a mild disruption.”
SecuriSync can be deployed as part of Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud™ suite or as a complement to Office 365™ and other IT environments. Pricing for SecuriSync starts at $4.99 per user, per month.
For partners, SecuriSync is gray-labeled so resellers have full control over billing, pricing, support and every other aspect of the customer experience. Further, partners have the added flexibility of being able to resell under Intermedia’s Advisor and Private Label models on a customer-by-customer basis. New materials will be made available at no added cost later this month to help partners educate their customers on the threats of ransomware.
Customer and Partner Quotes
Walter Chamblee, Director of Information Technology at Signaturefd.com shares, “Intermedia constantly identifies industry pain points and addresses them with market first innovations. In the event of a ransomware attack, businesses can be back in control of their files in just moments with SecuriSync, while other file storage providers painstakingly require users to restore files one at a time.”
Koert Council, Partner at Kosh Solutions says, “We’ve picked up half a dozen or more new customers as a result of ransomware attacks. Heightened media exposure has made businesses realize they are vulnerable and need protection. No business today can afford the potential loss of three or more days of revenue while they scramble to recover. Now with SecuriSync, our clients can skip paying the ransom altogether.”
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates 30 essential IT services businesses need to do business—including email, voice, 2-in-1 file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving.
Intermedia’s services are integrated, secure, mobile-ready and managed from a single control panel—which makes the cloud easier to use and more efficient to manage. All the services offer enterprise-grade security, 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia has over 700 employees who work relentlessly to provide more than 70,000 business customers and 6,000 active partners with a Worry-free Experience™.
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