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Securing RDP from attackers

In recent months, organizations across every sector have come to rely heavily on Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to maintain business continuity while respecting social distancing.

However, the rapid shift to remote working has also provided a unique opportunity for ransomware groups. Threat actors predicted that many organizations would not have the time or resources to securely implement RDP during the mass transition to working from home and, as a result, may be vulnerable to compromise.

They were right. The number of Internet-exposed RDP ports grew from approximately 3 million in January 2020 to more than 4.5 million in March, according to a McAfee report.

In this blog post, we will discuss why threat actors use RDP to deploy malware, how our solutions protect users against RDP brute-force attacks and best practices for mitigating RDP-based threats.

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