Arcserve has announced Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) 8.0, which is designed to protect organizations’ entire infrastructure, including hyperconverged, from data loss, cybercriminals, and persistent threats like ransomware.
According to The State of Ransomware in the US: Reports and Statistics 2020, new tactics such as double extortion saw significant adoption in 2020. Cybercriminals around the world are constantly coming up with new tactics to solicit ransom payments, meaning many are not only holding data hostage, but threatening to publish it, and have been increasingly targeting backup data, too. Arcserve has been actively working with Sophos and other key partners to combat this challenge for businesses, enabling them to protect their backup data, no matter where it’s stored.
“Ransomware and malware are among the most serious data threats facing organizations today,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. “IT leaders and business leaders alike recognize these threats that must be addressed urgently. Organizations are looking for comprehensive solutions that address both data protection and data security holistically. Due to its partnership with Sophos, Arcserve is at the forefront of vendors delivering these integrated solutions. Given to the broad deployment of applications in today’s organizations, these solutions must address core, cloud and edge environments, which is what Arcserve aims to do with the release of UDP 8.0.”
Ransomware prevention with Sophos
Arcserve UDP 8.0 prevents ransomware attacks by integrating with cybersecurity protection from Sophos to protect critical data backup infrastructure. Sophos uses a deep learning neural network, advanced anti-ransomware technology, and more to detect both known and unknown malware to keep backup data safe from malicious activity. Further, Arcserve UDP 8.0 also protects backups from modification with Amazon AWS S3 immutable storage, which is protected by AWS Object Lock.
New Integrations with Nutanix and Oracle
Arcserve UDP 8.0 will now also support backing up Nutanix Files workloads and using Nutanix Objects as a backup target, in addition to continued support of Nutanix AHV for secure disaster recovery and backup of Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). This will not only protect critical HCI workloads from loss but also reduce the time spent managing disaster recovery and backup by providing a streamlined, web-based user interface.
“This integration with Arcserve UDP 8.0 will make it easier for businesses to continuously protect HCI workloads and data,” said Mark Nijmeijer, senior director of product management—Data Protection, Nutanix. “We have actively been working with the Arcserve team to ensure that backup and recovery of these mission-critical environments doesn’t turn into a time-consuming or cumbersome process, allowing IT professionals to focus their time and effort on higher level data protection strategies. We are very excited about this UDP 8.0 release and will continue to build deeper integrations between our products.”
In addition to now protecting HCI, Arcserve UDP 8.0 protects Oracle database backups from data loss, disasters, and ransomware with a native data protection integration through Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN). Through this native integration, Oracle database administrators will be able to back up and recover their entire Oracle installations, including standalone database and RAC clusters. Oracle database administrators will also be able to test their recovery with Arcserve's Assured Recovery feature, integrated with RMAN BACKUP VALIDATE command.