GroupSense, a digital risk protection services company, and Airgap, a cybersecurity provider of the industry’s first agentless Ransomware Kill Switch™, today announced a partnership to help customers prepare for and defend against ransomware attacks. By combining GroupSense’s Ransomware Response Readiness Service (R3S) with Airgap’s Ransomware Kill Switch™ annual SaaS subscription, customers can microsegment their networks to automatically prevent the spread of ransomware during the incident mitigation lifecycle, prepare the business for how best to respond should there be an incident and have on-call negotiators who can make a settlement payment if necessary.
GroupSense’s R3S service offering is backed by the company’s cyber intelligence team of ransomware experts and provides three core functions: an executive strategy session, ransomware playbook that includes business, legal and finance stakeholders; and 24/7 priority on call ransomware incident support with negotiations and cryptocurrency settlements. Airgap’s Ransomware Kill Switch is built on the company’s Zero Trust Isolation platform and provides a one-click switch that instantly blocks all lateral data paths – usually reducing the attack surface to a single endpoint. The solution also helps companies with post-exfiltration attack surface control and adaptive security reporting. Together, the partnership delivers a unique prevention, containment and recovery solution that compliments existing security and incident response functions, helping organizations reduce their risk from ransomware.
“Defending against and mitigating the damage from attacks has never been more critical as the ransomware epidemic continues to rage,” said Airgap CEO Ritesh Agrawal. “By joining forces with GroupSense, we’re providing customers with a powerful, one-click solution for ransomware mitigation and response, including the technical capability to kill the spread of ransomware instantly.”
A pioneer in Ransomware Negotiation Services, GroupSense is able to guide clients through an incident, significantly reduce ransom amounts and recover data. GroupSense also provides preventative external threat monitoring with its Digital Risk Protection Services, post-incident monitoring and breach notification services.
“Many companies think they’re prepared for a ransomware attack because they have an incident response plan, but that is just a false sense of security,” said Kurtis Minder, co-founder and CEO of GroupSense. “Ransomware cases involve many non-IT stakeholders and require a response playbook so companies know exactly what protocol to follow, as well as the technologies required to thwart any incoming attacks. That is why our partnership with Airgap is so important, because it combines these two key prevention areas for our customers, giving them the best protection possible against ransomware attacks.”
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