The consequences of antivirus missing a zero-day ransomware attack are calamitous enough that many individuals and businesses choose to supplement standard antivirus protection with a separate ransomware protection app. Some such apps work by preventing unauthorized changes to protected folders, while others apply behavioral analysis to detect encrypting ransomware. NeuShield Data Sentinel makes no attempt to detect ransomware! Instead, it focuses on reversing the effects of a ransomware attack. It did a fine job in our testing, though it does have some limitations.
How Much Does NeuShield Data Sentinel Cost?
At $23.99 per year, Data Sentinel is a little on the pricey side. Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware goes for $14.95 per year. CryptoPrevent costs almost the same, at $15 per year. You can get three Data Sentinel licenses for $59.99 per year, or five for $79.99. At that five-license level, its per-device price is about the same as the other two. Trend Micro RansomBuster remains free. The positive side of paying for protection is that NeuShield isn’t likely to vanish due to lack of income. Furthermore, its substantial online management console justifies the ongoing yearly subscription charge.