Our next-gen antivirus just got even better
The pandemic has drastically changed the way we work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs remotely. Cybercriminals are aware of this shift and will attempt to exploit these new opportunities.
Today, a large proportion of office work occurs via home devices with workers accessing sensitive company systems through Windows’ Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) – a proprietary solution created by Microsoft to allow connection to the corporate network from remote computers. Despite the increasing importance of RDP, businesses often neglect its settings and protection. Employees are using easy-to-guess passwords, and without additional layers of authentication or protection, there is little stopping cybercriminals from compromising an organization’s systems.
RDP has become a popular attack vector, especially regarding ransomware. These cybercriminals typically brute-force their way into a poorly secured network, elevate their rights to admin level, disable or uninstall security solutions, and then run ransomware to encrypt crucial company data.
To address the growing risks posed by increasing RDP use, Avast Business has added a new layer of protection to all next-gen antivirus solutions. The new Remote Access Shield is available in version 20.7 of Antivirus, Antivirus Pro, and Antivirus Pro Plus.
Remote Access Shield protects against attacks in three ways:
If you're using the Avast Business Management Console:
Please note the new shield is not available in CloudCare.
For unmanaged antivirus users:
Enhance your ransomware protection by enabling the Remote Access Shield for your business or customers today.
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