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Bitdefender have updated their GravityZone cloud console with some new features over the weekend and here at Blue Solutions we are happy to guide you through these changes and how they will affect you and your customers.

Anti-Ransomware

The big news is that Bitdefender has now incorporated Anti Ransomware vaccine to all its cloud customers, and will be rolling this out through the on-premise version on Tuesday 27th Sep 2016.  This module is activated through the policy section  Antimalware --> On Access settings

Gravityzone Ransomware Vaccine Policy Setting
Gravityzone Ransomware Vaccine Policy Setting

By activating this module, machines will be protected from all currently known forms of Ransomware.

Other New Features

Update Rings - this feature allows Administrators of the program to  chose when in the validation cycle an update is received.

Anti-Exploit Techniques - a new set of powerful techniques which further enhances existing technologies to fight targeted attacks.  These are integrated into the existing Advanced Threat Control module.

Web Access Control Rules - The categories list has been updated with multiple new categories added.

Exchange Protection - This can now be enabled/disabled when editing a customer with a monthly license subscription.

 

The above features are now in place for all current users of Bitdefender Gravityzone in the cloud and will be rolled out to Bitdefender Gravityzone on-premise users from the 27th Sep 2016.

For more details on the above features and a look at the other features included please click here

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The National Crime Agency (NCA) are urging everyone to protect themselves against the latest powerful malware attack. The NCA are working to combat the two forms of software virus called GOZeuS (also known as P2PZeuS) and CryptoLocker.

Users are infected when they click on attachments or links and with an unprotected computer, this malware is downloaded and will monitor a user’s activities. The short video below explains how this virus allows cyber criminals to access your PC, capture private information and extract cash from users.

It’s estimated that GOZeuS (also known as P2PZeuS) is responsible for the fraudulent transfer of hundreds of millions of pounds globally. There are potentially more than 15,500 infected computers in the UK.

Individuals are advised to back up all files, photos, videos - all important information. Businesses are also advised to make sure their anti-virus protection is up-to-date and to make their employees aware of this threat and the implications of downloading attachments from unknown sources.

While the NCA are working with the FBI, Europol, banking organisations, internet security and ISP sectors, their Get Safe Online campaign is providing advice and tools to help everyone understand how they can protect themselves online.

Trend Micro have launched tools to help you find out if you have been infected and you can download them at their Threat Encyclopedia page

Blue Solutions are a leading distributor for Trend Micro internet security products and are able to advise any MSPs and resellers who are looking for internet content security and cyber threat management solutions. More information about Trend Micro products are available at our website and you can contact one of our account managers on 0118 9898 222.