A ransomware prevention program teaches users of company email or hardware about the dangers of social engineering and phishing and explains good security practices about email attachments. However, even the most educated staff members are not immune to human error. Education, on its own, is not adequate ransomware protection.
The second layer of ransomware defense is antivirus protection. If a malicious link is clicked or a Trojan-containing attachment is downloaded, the antivirus will often save a system from the full-blown infection. However, new strains of ransomware are being created at a rate higher than antivirus can protect against them, so eventually, the probability that one infection will succeed is high.
Total Data Protection
A data protection solution provides the ultimate failsafe in a layered defense strategy. It will take snapshots of your data and systems and store them in a secure location. If you fall victim to ransomware, you can simply "turn back the clock" to a snapshot before the attack happened.