AppRiver and Datto Offer Guidance for MSPs to Help SMBs Protect Against Ransomware

Gulf Breeze, Florida, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading cloud cybersecurity and productivity provider AppRiver today released a complimentary whitepaper, titled “The MSP’s Guide to Protecting Clients from Ransomware,” for managed service providers (MSPs) to assist their SMB clients in staying ahead of cyber threats and to better safeguard their businesses.

Ransomware is a growing threat to businesses of all sizes in every industry. In just the first half of 2017, 1.9 billion data records were lost or stolen due to cyberattacks. This followed a tough year in 2016, when criminals pocketed approximately $1 billion in ransomware payments. Despite the very real and increasingly professionalized dangers of ransomware, 66 percent of SMBs still assume they are too small to garner criminal attention. For some SMBs, the potential financial liabilities of ransomware are still not enough motivation to build a security strategy.

“MSPs can help clients understand the urgency of preparing and protecting against ransomware and other cyber threats by considering the financial impact,” said Troy Gill, senior security analyst with AppRiver. “With our partner Datto, we’ve assembled recommendations on educating employees and building strategies around security software and data backup and recovery solutions. Through a layered approach encompassing training, a security software portfolio and recovery solutions, MSPs can help SMBs deploy an effective security solution to protect their business from today’s and future threats.”

AppRiver’s SecureTide® keeps spam and malware out of email and SecureSurf® actively shields networks fnrom external and internal threats. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud.  All of these services help decrease the risks associated with ransomware.

About Datto

Datto protects essential business data for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies. Our Total Data Protection platform delivers uninterrupted access to data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Through Datto’s network of partners, we provide companies with products and services designed to keep business running. Businesses rely on Datto for industry leading technology combined with unrivaled customer service. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, with offices around the world. For more information, please visit

About AppRiver

AppRiver offers cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services to over 60,000 companies worldwide. Launched in 2002, with spam and virus filtering as its flagship service, AppRiver has since added web malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving, and email continuity to its suite of security services. The company also has established itself among the world’s top providers of Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange mailboxes. All services are offered on a pay-as-you-use basis backed by its, fully supported and award-winning 24/7 white-glove Phenomenal Care™ customer service. AppRiver is headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida and maintains offices in Georgia, Texas, Switzerland and Spain. For more information, please visit


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