WatchGuard Firebox with Total Security Suite Blocks WannaCry – Are your End-users Protected?

18 May 2017

WannaCry ransomware is the latest advanced threat to take unprotected organisations around the globe hostage. The good news? WatchGuard Total Security Suite successfully blocks this threat, protecting customers from losing data, time, and their reputation.

It is our goal that all WatchGuard customers and prospects understand the severity of this threat and how to protect against it.

This attack makes clear that enterprise-grade, layered security is no longer a luxury, but is a critical need for every organization, no matter their size. While our Gateway AntiVirus (GAV) does catch many variants, APT Blocker’s behavior detection will block all current and future repacked WannaCry strains – and our Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) will catch the NSA leaked MS17-010 vulnerability that it uses to spread. Additionally, Threat Detection and Response (TDR) provides the correlated information necessary to detect and remediate WannaCry and future advanced threats!

The WannaCry ransomware derives from the disclosed cache of NSA hacking tools, and it’s not the last of these that we are likely to see. Now’s the time to heed the WannaCry warning. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding the Total Security Suite upgrade process. Also, be sure to learn more about the WannaCry attack from WatchGuard’s CTO, Corey Nachreiner in his Daily Security Byte and his latest blog post on Secplicity.