Enveloc Provides a Secure Solution Against CryptoLocker

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Enveloc, an offsite backup and storage provider, explains how backing up can be your best defense against the CryptoLocker ransomware.

Dell’s SecureWorks stated in a mid-December website article that the "CryptoLocker" ransomware has infected 200,000 to 250,000 systems worldwide during the first 100 days of the threat. There have been many reports of lost data; however, Enveloc Remote Backup users have had 100% success recovering from CryptoLocker attacks. Due to the high level of Enveloc standards, clients affected by this virus have been able to completely restore their data.

Enveloc's protection is immune to CryptoLocker infection due to the way backup sets are created and how backup set integrity is verified before, during, and after transmission to the cloud. Because access to backup sets is strictly controlled through the Enveloc software, CryptoLocker cannot "reach out" and corrupt existing backup sets. Normal cloud file-sharing and synchronization services, however, would probably be subject to the same risks as local or network shares. With many cloud services, users can map a drive directly to the host machine provided by the service. If the drive is mapped, whatever data stored there can also be infected and would be subject to the malware. This is not possible with Enveloc – users do not have direct access to any files on the backup server or access to any part of the server itself.    

Part of Enveloc’s versioning capability is to back up changed parts of documents, and complete copies as well. If users notice a malware threat, they can restore earlier versions of those documents. Retention is another area where Enveloc protects clients even further. Many backup companies have a time frame included in their retention period – this means that the static backups are removed from the backup server after a time period of usually 30 days. Enveloc’s retention doesn’t include a time frame – so that spreadsheet you backed up in January and haven’t touched since then is still backed up as it was then.

Enveloc, Inc. is a privately held, full service offsite data backup and storage provider with corporate headquarters in the USA Technology and Research Park in Mobile, Alabama. The company has been providing remote data backup since 1996 and owns server clusters located in secure Network Operation Centers in Mobile and Los Angeles.

To read more about CryptoLocker, follow this link to the Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT website: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA13-309A.

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