Croyptoware, is a ransomware often called CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense or CryptoWall is a family of malware that takes the files on a PC/server or network storage, encrypts them, they require the user to pay a fee (ransom) to unlock the files. A few ways to protect your systems with a layered security plan would include; a firewall with active protection, managed Anti-virus, off-site backups, spam protection, and website content filtering to keep treats out of your network. Having a layered security approach will detect this malware and stop it from intruding your network. Finally, if there are any suspicious pop-ups or files that are unable to be opened, encourage users to alert their IT contact as soon as possible. How Managed IT Services work Keeping your network maintained is not a simple task. Critical patches need to be applied to your workstations to keep the bad guys out. Anti-virus definitions need to be current to keep the latest threats off workstations. Managed Anti-virus also means support is notified of threats and infections versus an end user selecting ignore/dismiss on a non-managed workstation. Even if you have in house or outsourced support we can assist with maintaining your business critical machines.