Cloudian, Veeam Team for Hardened Ransomware Protection
February 24, 2020
Cloudian introduced a new solution
based on its HyperStore object storage and the NEW Veeam Availability
Suite v10 that provides ransomware protection within an end-to-end,
on-premises backup architecture. The Cloudian-Veeam solution supports S3
Object Lock, enabling customers to make backup data copies immutable
and, therefore, invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion. This data
immutability—validated in U.S. government certification testing—ensures
the availability of an uninfected copy for reliable recovery in the
event of a ransomware attack.
The Increasing Ransomware Threat
According to the FBI, ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat,
with an average of 4,000 ransomware incidents occurring every day. This
figure is up 300% since 2015 and helps explain why the World Economic
Forum has identified cyberattacks as one of the top five global risks.
Unfortunately, typical ransomware prevention efforts—such as training
employees to avoid becoming phishing victims or installing anti-malware
software—often fall short.
Cloudian-Veeam Object Lock Solution Because both Cloudian and Veeam now support S3 Object Lock, the new
integrated solution enables customers to protect backup copies from
ransomware encryption and restore a clean backup in the event of an
attack. In addition, the solution provides comprehensive data protection
Advanced security features such as 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 HyperStore’s certification
with U.S. Department of Defense and SEC Rule 17a-4(f) security
Fast restores—much faster than
public cloud services—because backup copies are stored on-premises, on a
disk-based object storage target.
Modular and limitless scalability,
allowing enterprises to start small and expand without disruption.
Geo-distribution for easily managing storage across multiple data
centers and hybrid cloud environments, all from a single pane of glass.
Public cloud replication for
Cost savings of up to 70% over
traditional disk- and tape-based
The Cloudian-Veeam solution can also
serve as a platform for ransomware protection-as-a-service and, in the
case of VMware Cloud Providers, can deliver single-point management via
VMware vCloud Director.
new Cloudian-Veeam solution reflects our continued collaboration in
helping customers protect their digital assets in the face of evolving
threats,” said Danny Allan, chief technology officer and senior vice
president, product strategy at Veeam. “Preventing a ransomware attack
has become increasingly difficult, so we’re focused on ensuring users
can quickly and easily recover from such an attack—that’s the peace of
mind that we’re delivering with on-premises S3 Object Lock in the NEW
Veeam Availability Suite v10.”
“With the ever-increasing threat from ransomware, we saw a compelling
need for data immutability in our data protection offerings,” said Danny
McEntee, Operations Manager at Evros Technology Group. “As a
long-standing Veeam service provider, we’re excited about the new Object
Lock solution with Cloudian, that allows us to provide hardened
ransomware and malware protection to our customers.”