Ransomware Prevention and Protection
Increasingly sophisticated ransomware and other malware pose a threat to home and business users alike. Synology products come with prevention and recovery solutions that can help protect or restore your data and hardware.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is malicious software (malware) that encrypts and makes data inaccessible to the victim. The malware then threatens that the attacker will delete, sell or leak victim data if ransom is not paid. Types of ransomware include crypto malware, lockers, scareware, and doxware.
How to prevent ransomware attacks
Preventative actions are essential to protect against falling victim to ransomware. Use these Synology solutions in addition to your antivirus software of choice.
Check for vulnerabilities
Use Synology Security Advisor to routinely scan for malware, system vulnerabilities, and abnormal login activities. Implement recommended changes to improve your NAS security.
How to recover from a ransomware attack
If a ransomware attack is successful, having backups of your data can reduce the damage caused. Your Synology NAS comes with robust backup features to help you continue operations with minimal disruption. Before restoring backups, it is important to make sure your device has been cleaned.
Back up to your NAS
Your Synology NAS is a perfect backup location for all your digital assets.
Safeguard important files
Avoid getting locked out of your files and folders using real-time versioning or scheduled backups. Your NAS can retain up to 32 previous versions of files from any computer, keeping them safe from folder encryption. Learn more
Protect entire systems
Prevent hackers from holding your deployments for ransom by backing them up to your NAS. Synology devices can easily back up data from physical computers, virtual environments, or SaaS applications. Learn more
Synchronize cloud-based data
Keep an updated copy of your public cloud-hosted files on a Synology NAS. DiskStation can encrypt your NAS copies to keep them safe if your public cloud service becomes compromised or inaccessible.
Synology NAS is part of a larger cyber security approach
Reduce your risk, protect your data
Having an effective data protection plan can mitigate the risk of being locked out of critical data. Synology has a complete collection of data protection solutions to secure home and work environments from data loss.