New Ransomware Virus outbreak

News from Omniquad | May 19, 2019

From the outset of the virus outbreak of WannaCry virus update on the date 12th May 2017, we have been proactively monitoring the unfolding events and intelligence reports, as well as reviewing our detection algorithms and threat signatures.

One of the key principles of the Omniquad solution is zero-hour protection for our customers. As a responsible vendor, we are naturally being extra-vigilant during this unprecedented global outbreak.

Our operating procedures and technologies is to block these threats before reaching to our customers well in advance of them becoming “breaking news”, and this is reflected in the numerous checks and controls we have in place. These include, but are not limited to, real time blacklists, data feeds, reputation checks, spoofing protections, sandboxing, link analysis, URL analysis

If you would like to learn more and need a demonstration, please get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to organise this with you.

This incident emphasises the importance of patching your computer systems on regular basis and having multiple layers of security in place. While Omniquad is protecting your business domain mail, we recommend that customers consider the risk of malicious threats arriving through personal mail accounts. Quality local anti-virus protection is essential for this.

We also recommend a dedicated web-filtering solution that scans web traffic for these kinds of threats. An example of the benefits of a web filtering solution in this outbreak scenario is that it can block access to downloaded malware that was clicked on via personal email links. This feature is available in the Omniquad Surfwall product – and we are making it available for our existing customer to evaluate this solution for 60 days

Please get in touch with us to evaluate this solution.

In the meantime you can start training your users – contact your reseller or us directly at sales@omniquad.com to start your free trial.