Cohesity and Palo Alto Networks Collaborate to Strengthen Ransomware Protection

Cohesity, a provider of next-gen data management, is partnering with Palo Alto Networks to integrate its Cohesity Helios next-gen data management platform with Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex XSOAR security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform for improved ransomware detection and recovery.

This integration provides detailed automatic alerts when the AI-powered Helios platform detects anomalies in the backup data that could indicate an emerging attack.

Once alerted by Cohesity, Cortex XSOAR initiates an automated playbook to triage and mitigate the impact of a potential cyber attack. Integrating a next-gen data management platform with a SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) capability can help greatly accelerate threat detection and response and decrease an organization’s risk exposure.

“Any delay in ransomware response and recovery could result in extended downtime, data loss, and business disruption,” said Brian Spanswick, CISO, Cohesity. “This integration can help more effectively link data management and data security processes—key to staying one step ahead of ever-persistent ransomware attacks and improving an organization’s cyber resilience.”

Cohesity offers comprehensive anti-ransomware capabilities to help safeguard backup data from cybercriminals.

The Cohesity architecture helps ensure that backup data is immutable and cannot be accidentally or maliciously overwritten. Its software, driven by AI-powered insights, continuously monitors for any anomalies in an organization’s data.

If the worst happens, Cohesity helps locate and recover a clean copy of data to reduce downtime, minimize loss, and ensure business continuity.

“The integration of Cortex XSOAR with Cohesity’s next-gen data management platform is a significant advancement in helping our joint customers protect themselves from the impact of ransomware attacks and improve their cyber resilience,” said Matt Chase, director, Cortex Alliances at Palo Alto Networks.

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