Ransomware Never Rests.​ Neither Should Your Guard.​

Ransomware has been a persistent cybersecurity threat for over a decade. It remains one of the most harmful attacks today, constantly evolving in various ways:

  • From traditional credit card payments to untraceable cryptocurrency transactions
  • From exploiting known vulnerabilities to 0-day exploits
  • From individual efforts to Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)
  • From mere encryption to double extortion (encryption and exfiltration)
  • From static execution to AI-based enhancements

In 2023, ransomware payments surpassed the $1 billion mark for the first time, according to Chainalysis. Although payment volume dropped in 2022, the overall trend from 2019 to 2023 indicates an escalating problem.

Sangfor has been fighting ransomware for a decade. We offer the only security solution that addresses the entire life cycle of ransomware attacks. By harnessing the power of AI and the synergy between Network Secure and Endpoint Secure, it detects and blocks ransomware attacks in just 3 seconds.

Ransomware Never Rests.​ Neither Should Your Guard.​

Ransomware Attack Trends

Increasing Use of Initial Access Brokers (IAB)

Increasing Use of Initial Access Brokers (IAB)

IABs facilitate ransomware attacks with services such as vulnerability exploitation, phishing and social engineering, black market dealings, and insider threats.

Targeting Antivirus and Backup Systems

Targeting Antivirus and Backup Systems

Ransomware often disables security software and deletes backup files before encryption. Detection mechanisms must be equipped with robust self-defense against these tactics.

Increasingly Difficult to Decrypt

Increasingly Difficult to Decrypt

Ransomware encryption methods are converging, making it increasingly difficult to break encryption through technical means.

More and More Players

More and More Players

In 2023, Recorded Future reported 538 new ransomware variants, indicating a rise of many new and independent groups.

Sangfor Anti-Ransomware Solution At-a-Glance

3 Seconds

To Kill Ransomware


Accuracy for Unknown Ransomware


Accuracy for Known Ransomware

Solution Components

  • Sangfor Endpoint Secure - Modern Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
  • Sangfor Network Secure - Advanced Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW)
  • Sangfor Cyber Guardian IR - Rapid Incident Response (IR) Service


What is Unique to Sangfor’s Anti-Ransomware Solution?

During Attack: Dedicated AI-enabled Ransomware Detection

The solution uses AI-enabled static and dynamic detection engines in Endpoint Secure. The static engine uses AI to analyze files for malicious code, while the dynamic engine continuously monitors endpoints for abnormal behavior. Together, they provide real-time protection against ransomware attacks.

By continuously collecting and learning from ransomware indicators of compromise (IOCs) from over 12 million devices, the solution achieves a remarkable 100% detection accuracy for known ransomware (127 strains) and 99.83% accuracy for unknown ransomware.

During & Post-Attack: Enhanced Detection and Response via Synergy

The solution integrates Network Secure and Endpoint Secure for enhanced detection and response. When Network Secure detects malicious command and control (C2) communication, URLs, domains, or files, it blocks the connection and notifies Endpoint Secure. Endpoint Secure then identifies and automatically mitigates the compromised endpoint and process to ensure a faster and more comprehensive response.

In situations where Endpoint Secure cannot access the internet, Network Secure shares threat intelligence (TI) with Endpoint Secure to identify malicious entities.

Post-Attack: Dynamic Backup & One-Click Recovery

Endpoint Secure is the world’s only endpoint security solution with a built-in ransomware honeypot. By deploying strategically placed bait files, it precisely detects ransomware encryption and triggers immediate backup of user files.

The dynamic ransomware detection engine also triggers backups for recovery if it detects suspicious ransomware behavior. It automatically backs up files accessed by suspicious processes within the past 3-9 seconds.


Pre-Attack: Ransomware Risk Mitigation

Endpoint Secure addresses the entire ransomware attack lifecycle by mitigating risks that can lead to compromise before attacks.

  •  Endpoint Asset Identification and Management: Discovers endpoints, including shadow IT, to ensure all assets meet security requirements.
  •  Vulnerability and Patch Management: Discovers and offers patching solutions to fix vulnerabilities, preventing exploitation.
  •  Security Baseline Checks: Ensures configurations align with organizational security policies.

Recommended Ransomware Prevention Measures

Recommended Solution Technical Details Effectiveness
URL Filtering
(Real-time TI Identification)

Long-term investment. Prevents users from accessing malicious URLs and domains that download malware. Utilizes user behavior analysis to prevent unknown malicious threats.

Multi-Factor Authentication

Short-term investment. One-time authentication analysis for most protocol communications. Protects privileged accounts with multiple layers of authentication.

Vulnerability Defense
(Detection and Patching)

Long-term investment. Vulnerability and exposure management. Continuous tracking of patches and new vulnerabilities.

Access Control
(Folder and Data Encryption)

Short-term investment. User, device, and application access control, and sensitive data encryption. Automatically generate access control policies.

Deception and Honeypot
(Decoy Systems and Bait Files)

Short-term investment. Faster threat detection and covers other APT attacks. Continuous optimization.



Guy Rosefelt Interview with Cyber Defense Magazine 2022

Guy Rosefelt Interview with Cyber Defense Magazine 2022
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Frequently Asked Question

Ransomware targets all businesses, from small and medium-sized enterprises to major firms. According to research by Chainalysis, ransomware payments exceeded $1 billion in 2023, hitting a record high.

The ransomware threat landscape is constantly evolving, with new players and fresh tactics. The increasing use of Initial Access Brokers and the emergence of generative AI mean that even novice hackers can carry out devastating attacks.

Anyone can be a victim of a ransomware attack, making it crucial to implement the right cybersecurity measures for you and your organization.

Phishing emails with malicious attachments are one of the major causes of ransomware attacks. Additionally, drive-by downloading has also been attributed to many ransomware-related issues. Essentially, drive-by downloading is where an individual visits a website infected with ransomware unknowingly, which results in the ransomware being downloaded and installed on the system the user is operating on. This triggers the Ransomware Kill Chain, and the only way to effectively stop it is with a trusted ransomware prevention solution like Sangfor’s Security Solution for Ransomware.

Companies that fall victim to ransomware attacks stand to lose a lot. Not only are they at risk of suffering data loss and data theft, but they may also experience financial losses as a result of paying the ransom demanded. IT costs, legal fees, network modifications, a decrease in productivity, and potential loss in reputation are among the other pitfalls that may befall companies. With the frequency of attacks on the rise, and big payouts already having occurred, many firms are seeking top of the line cybersecurity services to ensure they are protected against all types of attacks, including ransomware.