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Ransomware shows no sign of slipping silently into the night

To date, there are roughly 2.8 million known unique samples of ransomware and the numbers keep growing, with DIY ransomware creation tools readily available.

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Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware has quickly become one of the most infectious and feared threats in business environments. Ironically, the main cost is not the ransom itself, but the business downtime it causes – so it is not surprising that only a third of businesses believe they will recover from a ransomware attack without significant losses.

To date, there are roughly 2.8 million known unique samples of ransomware and the numbers keep growing, with DIY ransomware creation tools readily available.

According to Bitdefender Labs, over 400,000 new malware/ransomware variants are created daily, and 99% are only seen once before they are modified. Traditional signature-based AV simply cannot keep up because, by the time a signature is created, the malware has already changed.

How does Bitdefender GravityZone protect you from Ransomware?

As an adaptive layered security solution, Bitdefender GravityZone provides multiple anti-ransomware capabilities, having all its layers work together for prevention, detection and remediation.


Machine learning anti-malware - solution is automatically trained based on 1 trillion samples from over 500 million endpoints worldwide. Regardless of how much the malware or ransomware is modified, Bitdefender can accurately detect new ransomware patterns, in both pre-execution and run-time mode.

Advanced anti-exploit

Ransomware writers often use “exploit kits” that take advantage of zero-day or un-patched vulnerabilities to gain a foothold in systems. By focusing on attack techniques, Bitdefender protects your systems and prevents ransomware from spreading.

• Anti-ransomware Vaccine – additional anti-ransomware defense layer that works by exploiting flaws in the ransomware’s method of spreading, and stops it from encrypting.

Early Detection

• Real-time process monitoring - GravityZone solution monitors running processes and stops ransomware activities in their tracks, such as registry key modification, file read / write / encryption action.

Remediation / Clean up

Solution has the ability to terminate a malicious process, roll back changes and clean up.

Business Solutions

GravityZone Elite

GravityZone Endpoint Security HD provides a layered next-gen architecture that delivers prevention, detection, remediation and visibility in a single modular platform.


Enterprise Security

Recommended for large businesses >1000 devices



Advanced Business Security

Recommended for medium businesses <1000 devices



Business Security

Recommended for small businesses <100 devices



Useful Links

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Go to resource section to download whitepapers and reports on Ransomware.



  • Ransomware Whitepaper

    Ransomware, the most prolific cyber threat of the moment, gains foothold in organisations and companies via file-sharing networks, e-mail attachments, malicious links or compromised websites that allow direct downloads. Download the Whitepaper now.

    Ransomware Whitepaper

    GoldenEye & Petya Attacks

    Bitdefender has identified a massive ransomware campaign that is currently unfolding worldwide. Preliminary information shows that the malware sample responsible for the infection is an almost identical clone of the GoldenEye/Petya ransomware family.

    See More on Recent GoldenEye / Petya Attacks
  • Recent WannaGry Attacks

    Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security is a bundle of security services designed for small and medium businesses, combining #1-ranked security with the simple centralized management of workstations and servers.

    See more on recent WannaCry Attacks

    GoldenEye Whitepaper

    Reports of a rapidly spreading ransomware attack started to emerge from Ukraine. The speed at which critical infrastructure networks were shutting down pointed to a ransomware application. Download our whitepaper for more information.