WANNACRY AND PETRWRAP BRING NETWORK SECURITY INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN.
These words are brought into people’s life more and more frequently nowadays, Wannacry, Petya, and Petrwrap. The increasing speed, range, and the severity of these threats are unprecedented. Known as ransomware, these viruses encrypt network data and then demand a fee, typically payable in untraceable digital currency, to decrypt. Ransomware causes a great amount damage and security concerns in all areas of society, affecting over 60 countries and thousands of industries in France, Slovenia, Ukraine, China, India, Spain.
Ransomwares directly locks up all accessible files, making the results of infection devastating. Also, many of these threats have the capacity to constantly scan TCP port 445, identify the vulnerabilities of the network, and replicate themselves to spread like a virus. As a result, ransomware is capable of causing immediate and long term damage, which threatens vulnerable networks today more than ever. Illustrated by WannaCry and Petrwrap, ransomware can quickly utilize multiple network segments for the spreading malware.
Nevertheless, there is an intelligent network security and monitoring approach, primarily empowered by network packet brokers (NPBs). Operating in L2/L3, NPB’s can aggregate, filter, and distribute all network traffic, while optimizing and scaling the connectivity to analytics, inline security and performances tools. Many NPBs offer Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), allowing security tools to identify and block all known ransomware attacks, forming an proactive line of defense to prevent the rapid proliferation of malware variants. Efficient network visibility also uses deep learning algorithms to provide automated protection against both known and zero-day threats, especially emerging hybrid attacks such as Petya, Petrwrap and WannaCry. .
Luxar Tech specializes in providing full, pervasive network visibility solutions. Luxar Tech offers a full line of network TAP’s and SDN ready Network Packet brokers to give network operators the insight they need to maintain a healthy network. Should you have any questions please contact us. Additionally, we will be more than happy to schedule a live demo for you. Please call Luxar today at 855-50-LUXAR to talk to us. We look forward to working with you!