Sometimes it becomes impossible to prevent a malware outbreak that is new and has never shown any suspicious behavior before. Having adequate security measures could save the organization from any disgrace of malware outbreak. There are two aspects to prevent any attack that is weaving its way to cripple the organization’s network infrastructure. The first step is about the malware’s nature and the second step explains on prevention of the probable outbreak.
It is quite evident that it’s highly challenging to prevent a type of malware attack that has never happened. There are few steps which can be followed to save the organization from any disaster:
- Documentation of action steps
This is mainly done by the security analysts or researchers who document a complete action plan to be followed during any malware outbreak. This document should have steps for detection, investigation, containment, eradication, and recovery of crucial data.
- Implementation of local security
Group Policy or local security policy settings should be in place to strengthen Windows OS system from any unprecedented attack.
- Proper network analyzer
Selecting a proper network analyzer can make the IT admin feel assured with monitoring of network traffic and the malware behavior. There are several commercial network analyzers that are effective in similar situations, especially if they are user-friendly.
- Installation of robust Anti-Malware software
A comprehensive security solution like all Business range of eScan products can allow the administrators to deploy malware outbreak prevention policies that restrict access to network resources from selected computer groups for a defined period of time. The outbreak prevention policies are enforced on all the selected endpoints or groups. Incorrect configuration of these policy settings can cause major problems with the computers. Thus continuous co-ordination with the administrators and service provider engineers give an assured safety in an uninterrupted workflow.