SECURITY FIRST ETHOS
There is an old saying… “prevention is better than a cure”. Anvil stands alone when it comes to explicit file protection.
Here are some important facts we pulled from our Why Anvil? white paper
Anti-virus solutions are not engineered to protect files
Many third-party anti-virus solutions do not offer explicitly file protection, or if they do, its an afterthought, and it's often not clear how the protection works. Anti-virus mostly relies on process filtering, to catch malware as it attacks or infects your system.
Backups can give a false sense of security
While we highly recommend users back up their systems, backups are a double-edged sword, in that you may end up merely backing up the very encrypted files you are trying to protect yourself against.
Windows 10 offers no real protection
If you have Windows 10, with Controlled Folder Access enabled, you're protected, right? Well, you would've thought so. However, Windows Controlled Folder Access can be disabled or modified by any application that obtains elevated rights! Now, given the number of zero-days, phishing attacks and other threats, gaining elevated rights is not as difficult as you would have thought. Not to mention you are relying on Windows Defender to determine who are the good and bad actors, and, if Windows were able to do this reliably, you wouldn’t be reading this!
Anvil's cloud-based security
To ensure security, Anvil uses cloud-based authentication, ensuring that, no matter how compromised a system becomes, rule modification is not possible.
Anvil, engineered for a modern file system
Anvil is the only platform available specifically engineered to protect, monitor and add features to file system folders, including network endpoints. From monitoring and access control, through to intrusion detection and immutable folders, Anvil provides robust binary protection.