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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Automatically Mitigated by SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, a new strand of ransomware named Bad Rabbit appeared in Russia and the Ukraine and spread throughout the day.

SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers investigated Bad Rabbit and the proficiency of the SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandboxing service against the previously unknown ransomware. Analyzing three different Bad Rabbit samples, the multi-engine Capture ATP successfully stopped all three attacks.

The SonicWall Capture ATP sandboxing service is designed to provide real-time protection against new strains of malware even before signatures are available on firewalls.

Please share this real-world example with both your Capture ATP customers and prospects. It highlights the critical need to leverage multiple engines to defeat both known and unknown cyber threats.

In addition, the SonicWall Capture Labs released signatures to protect your customers against Bad Rabbit malware. These signatures are available to your SonicWall firewall customers with an active Gateway Security subscription (GAV/IPS) and are applied automatically.

For additional details on the Bad Rabbit malware attack and guidance on how your customers can minimize the risk presented by this ransomware, please contact us.