How Varonis Helps Fight Ransomware

Varonis protects you from ransomware with rapid detection, optimized access controls, and data-driven recovery.


Varonis detects ransomware on your core IT systems

File servers, NAS, and the cloud – where terabytes of your most critical data lives – and stops the attack in its tracks.

Our ransomware defense architecture is designed to protect enterprise data from zero-day attacks beyond the endpoint – catching ransomware that traditional perimeter security doesn’t see.


Detect ransomware

Analyze file system activity to detect when an attack is underway: DatAlert identifies over 850 known variants as well as 0-day attacks with sophisticated user behavior analytics.

Monitor and alert on suspicious user activity and behaviors that resemble ransomware with predictive threat models and trigger automatic responses that shut down compromised accounts automatically – before they do serious damage.


Prevent damage

Reduce your attack surface by identifying and locking down access controls that ransomware and attackers exploit.

Discover overexposed sensitive data and global groups that lead to increased security vulnerabilities and ransomware infections.

Prioritize remediation by identifying sensitive and regulated content with the Data Classification Engine, and automatically remove global access groups across entire data stores with the Automation Engine.


Recover Quickly

Simplify recovery with a complete record of everything that was encrypted. Investigate suspicious behavior and security incidents, and search a comprehensive log of every file touch to see affected files, users and devices.


Detect malware on your servers

Security Research
Security research & forensics lab
Get the latest malware defense with a dedicated research lab of security experts and data scientists who continually develop new threat models to help detect the stealthiest of zero-day malware.
Action on Alerts
Take action on alerts
Choose from predefined alerts or use your own criteria to alert on suspicious file activity. Automatically disable compromised accounts, and send alerts to your SIEM with advanced security intelligence from Varonis for better breach detection.
Malware Defense
Designed for malware defense
Use threat models specifically designed to fight back against malware: from patterns that resemble known ransomware behaviors to actions that suggest malware (not human) activity.

Don’t take our word for it.

“A week into our implementation we had a brush with ransomware. One of the employees remotely connected and went on a site that started downloading Locky. Luckily DatAlert immediately told me when the individual started encrypting the file, so we disabled the account and restored the files.

Without Varonis we would have ended up with a much broader exposure of the breach and the result would have been a lot worse.”

Lee Powe, CIO, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

“We wanted to ensure that we could prevent and monitor any ransomware or malware attacks: DatAlert has allowed us to do that very easily. It was demonstrated very quickly that this is a product that works – Varonis does what it says it can do.”

Ron Mark, Innovation and IT Manager, Gas Strategies


Get a free ransomware risk assessment

Get a complete report on the users and data that represent the biggest ransomware risks in your company including which data is globally exposed or currently under attack.