Retrospect Backup 18 Offers Ransomware Protection and Security Enhancements

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, has introduced Retrospect Backup 18 and Retrospect Virtual 2021, featuring new ransomware protection and security enhancements designed to enable businesses to further fortify themselves against accidents and malicious threats. The backup solution also includes an improved first launch experience, deeper reporting, and cloud data protection across Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and other platforms.

“Retrospect Backup v18 has been uniquely engineered to integrate seamlessly with this new object lock feature to create immutable backups. Users can set a retention period for immutable backups stored on supporting cloud platforms. Within this immutable retention period, backups cannot be deleted by any user, even if ransomware or a malicious actor acquires the root credentials,” said JG Heithcock, general manager, Retrospect. “Retrospect Backup 18's powerful policy-based scheduling allows it to predict when those backups will leave the retention policy and protect any files that will no longer be retained, ensuring businesses always have point-in-time backups to restore within the immutable retention policy window.”

According to the company, Retrospect Backup 18 enables:

  • Ransomware Protection—Enables users to set immutable retention periods and policies within Amazon S3, Wasabi, and Backblaze B2 and supports bucket-level object lock in Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure.
  • Enhanced Data Management Platform

o    Security Reporting—Surfaces the wealth of data it can see into a broad set of reporting improvements to bring security to the forefront. Retrospect Backup now includes the same detailed backup report for Windows, Mac, Email, Export, and the Management Console, ensuring a clear, consistent experience across each product.
o    Geo Tracking—Retrospect Management Console supports geo tracking with a worldwide map of all users, Retrospect Backup servers, and remote clients, down to the city.
o    Simple, Easy to use Monitoring—Monitor all backups and seamlessly implement a full system backup recovery for your entire environment.

  • Improved Ease of Use—Includes a completely redesigned first launch workflow. With just a single click, all sources and possible destinations can be viewed and added. IT can now also send a single download link for a 1-click install to the entire company/organization or specific individuals.
  • Cloud-Native—Deployment and protection on Amazon S3, Google Cloud and now Microsoft Azure enables businesses to protect their cloud infrastructure with the same set of tools they use to protect their on-premise infrastructure, while lowering costs and optimizing bandwidth.

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