What are the Firewall Best Practices to Block Ransomware?

Ransomware is an illegal practice of forcing a company to pay a fee in return for having their data decrypted. Hackers use malware to encrypt a company’s file.

Ransomware is usually delivered through an email attachment or accessing a dangerous website.

Ransomware has continued to impact government, education, and business operations, resulting in data loss and forcing them to pay large amounts.

Deploying a reliable Firewall allows keeping the systems safe from malware and ransomware attacks.

By blocking attacks using an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), the firewall provides essential protection against exploits.

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Essential Firewall best practices to prevent ransomware

Reduce the surface area of attack: Check all the ports and eliminate any open non-essential ports. Review and check all the port-forwarding rules. Using a VPN to access resources on the internal network from outside rather than port-forwarding.

IPS protection: Apply suitable IPS protection to the rules governing traffic to/from any Windows hosts on your network.

Minimize risk: The XG firewall and Synchronised security protect against threats moving laterally on the network. Segmenting the LANs into smaller subnets and assigning them to separate zones that are secured by the firewall helps in minimizing the risk. Apply suitable IPS policies to rules governing the traffic traversing these zones to prevent worms and bots from spreading between LANs.

Backing up data: A data backup helps to restore the data in case of a ransomware attack.  It is beneficial to back up data either offline or on different systems in case of an attack. Backups should be regular – weekly or daily. It is necessary to monitor the backup process regularly for its proper functioning.

Safe browsing: Employees and individuals should be cautious while opening unauthorised websites, emails from unknown resources, and open unauthenticated attachments. They should check the source of any downloads and files they receive.

Restricted access: Organisations should restrict access to vital sources of data. The more people have access to a system, the more likely it is to get exposed to ransomware. The crucial resources should have access to administrators. Some ransomware cannot access in system administrator mode.

Anti-virus software: A reliable Anti-virus and Anti-malware software should be installed and regularly updated. A good malware software scans attachments and URLs and notifies the user of the danger of opening the attachment or website link.

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