Two companies in the backup market launch new products designed specifically to tackle the scourge of ransomware attacks, which increased by more than 150% in the first semester of this year.
Veritas Technologies LLC today announced the release of Veritas NetBackup Recovery Vault later this year. It describes the Storage as a Service offering as a fully managed data repository for Veritas NetBackup that includes an empty storage tier. NetBackup can be used both to manage backup and restore and to provision cloud-based storage from major cloud storage providers.
Recovery Vault will use an interface familiar to existing users and automate the provisioning of cloud storage from different vendors on an application-by-application basis.
Empty cloud storage backs up data to a server that is not connected to the internet, reducing the risk that ransomware and other threats can damage primary data stores or front-line backups. Veritas said it provides encryption of data in transit and at rest and uses machine learning-based anomaly detection to identify unexpected changes in backups. Its Intelligent Cloud Policy Engine automatically detects and protects new workloads across all major clouds.
The announcement one day followed the addition of ransomware protection to Desktop Central’s unified endpoint management product. Manage the engine, which is the corporate information technology management division of Zoho Corp. The company also announced additional endpoint data loss prevention capabilities.
Unlike Veritas, ManageEngine has no storage space, but has added features that make it easier to detect ransomware in real time, quickly recover data, and analyze root causes. New data loss prevention features allow administrators to restrict data exchange to trusted email, devices, and cloud applications from within their UEM environment.
Features are available for $ 40 per year, per license.