The ransomware epidemic has gotten so bad that even the U.S. Senate has taken action. While the bipartisan bill now under consideration raises the specter of repercussions for cybercriminals who practice state-sponsored ransomware, it will do little to stem the tide of attacks that emanate from everyday hackers. And there are many. A SonicWall report says there were 304.7 million ransomware attacks in the first half of 2020. That’s more than the 2020 total—in half the time! Here’s another mind-blowing stat from the same report: there were 78.4 million ransomware attacks in June 2021 alone.
So you know ransomware is a big risk. And maybe you’re already doing everything you know about to prevent it. Unfortunately, even your best isn’t good enough because humans make mistakes. Consider that, according to Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, 85 percent of breaches involved a human element. That means someone clicked on a malicious link, opened an infected attachment, or exposed their data in some other way. While you must train your people to spot and avoid malicious emails and websites, you simply can’t be certain you’ll be able to stop every attack.
So what can you do? First, develop a business continuity plan and follow the new 3-2-1-1 backup rule. Both of these require backup and disaster recovery technology solutions that ensure you can always get your data back, even if it gets encrypted by ransomware. Arcserve and StorageCraft, an Arcserve company, offer proven solutions that do just that and are worth your consideration.
StorageCraft OneXafe: Efficient, Immutable Backup Target Storage
On the hardware side of the ransomware protection recovery equation stands StorageCraft OneXafe, a simple, yet powerful integrated scale-out storage and backup appliance. OneXafe delivers a single infrastructure that integrates advanced storage features along with management simplicity thanks to OneSystem, a cloud-based management solution. OneXafe is a purpose-built appliance with enterprise-grade capabilities, including immutable snapshots, making it perfect for use as a backup storage target.
OneXafe also offers inline deduplication, encryption at rest, and disaster recovery with wide-area network (WAN)-optimized replication. Best of all, OneXafe is easy to set up and operate—no IT expertise required—and automates most backup and disaster recovery (DR) processes. Consider OneXafe for consolidating your backup and archival data in a single, simple-to-use storage infrastructure.
Arcserve Unified Data Protection: All-in-One Data and Ransomware Protection
Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) takes care of business on the software side of the ransomware recovery equation, with data protection to neutralize attacks, restore your data, and effectively recover. Safeguarded by Sophos Intercept X Advanced cybersecurity, Arcserve UDP uniquely combines deep-learning server protection, immutable storage, and scalable onsite and offsite business continuity. That combination gives you a multi-layered approach to ransomware preventation, data protection, and DR that delivers complete IT resiliency for your virtual, physical, and cloud infrastructures.
Arcserve UDP offers you orchestrated recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) to minutes, as well as Assured Recovery™—a tool that lets you periodically test the integrity of your data on the replica/backup server, thereby helping validate service level agreements (SLAs).
It All Adds Up to Complete Ransomware Protection
Arcserve and StorageCraft have merged to create a new global leader in data protection and management. For your organization, that means you now have an easier path to complete business continuity, even in the face of today’s staggering ransomware statistics. If you’re ready to learn more about how OneXafe and UDP can give you the confidence needed to recover in the face of any ransomware attack, talk to a StorageCraft engineer.