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Reaffirming Backup Exec’s Commitment to Cyber Security and Ransomware Resiliency

October was the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCAM), a globally recognized event and moment that elevates Cyber Security to ensure everyone has the resources they need to be safe online.

The Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware has quickly emerged as one of the most dangerous Cyber Security threats facing both organizations and consumers, with global losses now likely running billions of dollars. Despite of all the recent media attention, many organizations do not still have adequate protection and may still be vulnerable, especially the smaller and mid-market organization which our typical buyers.  And, there is a simple solution: The Assured Recovery with the Unified Data Protection from Backup Exec.

Assured Recovery from Ransomware

We have been doing a lot of work across the Backup Exec portfolio, especially on the Cyber Security and Ransomware challenges and I wanted to let folks know what we have been doing to solve these challenges. It’s also worth taking a moment to understand how Backup Exec is helping to empower businesses around the world with seamless, integrated Ransomware Resiliency. We want to help to create a safer world with better and more secured data protection experience.

It’s no wonder that security is a vital part of everything we build. Backup Exec has loads of features to help you protect your organization’s infrastructure from a ransomware attack: 

  • Ransomware Resilience
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA)
  • Ability to use Write Once Read Many (WORM) media

In fact, the NEW Backup Exec Ransomware Resilience is the ultimate tool to combat ransomware. Ransomware

 Resilience provides enhanced protection of business-critical data against ransomware attacks:

  • Extra layer of protection to disk storage on Media Server.
  • Protect your backup data from external attacks where unauthorized processes attempt to modify data hosted on a Media Server.
  • Preventing malicious code injection by ransomware.
  • Your data will be protected, on-premises (virtual or physical), or in the cloud.

Learn more

To help you learn about our Ransomware and Cyber Security capabilities, I’ve also rounded up some noteworthy resources that we published recently:

  1. Our dedicated webpage that explores Ransomware capabilities for Backup Exec, our comprehensive and enhanced protection from Ransomware attack for backups to help customers with an assured recovery
  2. A guide to Backup Exec Ransomware Resiliency which can be accessed here.
  3. A blog post from Backup Exec VP Simon Jelley offering guidance on Backup Exec is addressing ransomware and cybersecurity challenges.
  4. A detailed blog post that looks at new Ransomware Resiliency.
  5. An example from a real customer, in real world, where Backup Exec saved the day and thwarted a Ransomware attack.

Additionally, I'm hosting an event where I'll be demonstrating everything about a real-life Ransomware attack and our 'Assured Recovery'. The session will be held in November. I'll post the registration link once that is available.

To a Safer Planet 🌎 

Cybercriminals continue to evolve and become more creative than ever with their attack methdology, but Backup Exec is committed to building the Ransomware Resilience that is needed to manage the constantly evolving threat landscape. I hope that everyone takes full advantage of our Ransomware assets mentioned above as an opportunity to learn about our platform and keep your data protected!

To learn more about Bacup Exec Ransomware solution visit our website: https://www.veritas.com/protection/backup-exec/ransomware-protection. Also, bookmark our blogs page to keep up with our Ransomware coverage and other updates. Also, feel free to reach out to me on Linkedin or follow me at @iVarunVerma.

Stay safe and healthy!