Ransomware – The game of cat and mouse

Ransomware – The game of cat and mouse

If you have a house infested with mice, you might think you can solve the problem by buying a cat. But not all cats are raised the same. Some cats are better mouse hunters than others. Getting a cat is a commitment. You must feed the cat and care for it which costs money.

This is why mouse traps were invented. A trap is a better killer of mice than any cat has ever been. If you bait a trap with cheese and set it in a corner, that trap will entice mice to their last supper. Every mouse needs to eat, that’s why they came to your house in the first place.

So how are cat’s vs mice analogous to SOC/EDR vs ransomware?

If you are worried ransomware will infect your endpoints, you might think you can solve the problem by paying for a SOC and EDR. But, not all employees in the SOC can hunt threats as well as the best. Not all EDR’s are created equally. Some are better than others. The SOC and EDR are a commitment. You need well trained threat hunters who require a salary and benefits.

The trap is set with Canauri

Ransomware variants (the mice) are too fast and too prevalent to rely on mediocre threat hunters with slow to sometimes no response to threats from the SOC. Canauri is the new mouse trap. Canauri sets a trap by deploying bait files. Every ransomware variant needs to encrypt data so Canauri is providing just what the ransomware is looking for. Data to encrypt. This simple mechanism ensures Canauri stops every ransomware variant dead in its tracks. Bait files are just one of many advanced features Canauri uses to detect and stop every ransomware variant in seconds. Even zero-day ransomware threats that SOC/EDR miss.

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