Cloudian, VMware Offer Free Ransomware Protection to Healthcare
November 24, 2020
cloud providers in the VMware Partner Connect program can now protect healthcare
data from ransomware with free software from Cloudian. For every healthcare
organization enrolled, VMware cloud service providers serving this industry
receive a free 50 TB, year-long license for Cloudian object storage software,
including Cloudian’s government-certified Object Lock technology that protects
stored data from ransomware tampering by making it immutable. As a result, cloud
service providers in the program that serve the healthcare industry can offer
free ransomware protection to their customers for a more secure backup solution.
Today’s announcement addresses the unprecedented ransomware attacks on hospitals
and other healthcare providers already reeling from the effects of the COVID
pandemic. Hackers are taking advantage of this to create even more havoc by
locking down access to key data and extorting victims to regain access.
Reinforcing its data storage leadership, Cloudian is offering VMware cloud
service providers and their healthcare customers a way to overcome the
ransomware threat and safeguard their data.
As an example, Green Cloud Technologies, a VMware cloud service provider
partner, now offers US-based healthcare providers 50 TB of its Secure Object
Storage powered by Cloudian—including ransomware protection—for one year at no
“Cloudian and VMware provide a great foundation for protecting against the
increasing ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations,” said Keith Coker,
CEO of Green Cloud. “With Object Lock, backup data is made immutable and,
therefore, invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion. In the event of a
ransomware attack, we can quickly and easily recover an uninfected copy of a
offers Object Lock as part of its HyperStore object storage platform.
Limitlessly scalable and highly cost-effective, HyperStore also provides
industry-leading security features beyond just Object Lock data immutability.
These features include secure shell, integrated firewall, RBAC/IAM access
controls, AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest and SSL for data in
transit, as well as certification with U.S. Department of Defense and SEC Rule
17a-4(f) security requirements.
“VMware is committed to helping our VMware cloud providers and their customers
meet evolving data protection needs with advanced services built on the VMware
Cloud Provider Platform,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president of products,
Cloud Service Business Unit, at VMware. “We are thrilled to continue working
closely with Cloudian, a key ecosystem partner dedicated to helping partners and
critical healthcare customers tackle the scourge of ransomware.”