UPDATED 09:00 EDT / APRIL 02 2024


New Adlumin ransomware protection feature thwarts encryption attacks

Security operations platform startup Adlumin Inc. today announced a new ransomware prevention feature that immediately detects and stops ransomware from encrypting files.

Called Adlumin Ransomware Protection, the feature kills ransomware in seconds and save 99% of files from encryption in the event of a ransomware attack, according to the company. The 99% figure is based on testing against ransomware groups, including Black Basta, Conti, Ryuk, NoEscapeLocker among others.

The threats presented by ransomware at not new ones, with Adlumin noting that ransomware has also been responsible for attacks that have crippled essential services such as healthcare facilities, financial institutions and local government, often disrupting lives and operations in every sector of the economy.

The new feature is focused on speed, with Adlumin detecting and killing ransomware as part of an added layer of protection to help stop ransomware threats at organizations that rely on Adlumin for Managed Detection and Response. The new feature adds capabilities that enable Adlumin and its partners to provide comprehensive ransomware defense that can block ransomware, quickly kill ransomware that’s executed, take automated responsive actions to contain an attack and assist with recovery.

“Traditional endpoint and antivirus solutions are focused on detection, but not resiliency,” said co-founder and Chief Executive Robert Johnston. “They strain system resources and have high rates of false positives and by the time they act, a majority of the file system is already encrypted. When combatting ransomware, speed is the most important factor. Our lightweight solution is accurate and fast, so we can shut down a ransomware attack in seconds.”

Adlumin’s Ransomware Protection feature is now automatically enabled for all customers of Adlumin’s Managed Detection and Response services.

In addition to the new feature, Adlumin also announced a free ransomware simulation tool that allows any organization to test its ransomware defenses. The self-service tool deploys mock-up data and files onto an organization’s systems, launches a ransomware attack against them and then provides a grade that details how well the organization’s defenses performed. The synthetic attack is isolated to the mock-up files, which the tool then cleans from the file system to remove all traces of the test.

Adlumin is a venture capital-backed startup, having last raised $70 million in funding in October. investors include SYN Ventures LLC, First In Ventures LLC, Washington Harbour Partners LLC and BankTech Ventures LP.

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