Ransomware and other types of malicious software programs (also known as malware) can disrupt any environment. These programs infiltrate a network, propagate through connected devices and systems, and encrypt data, which disables user access, software, and IT assets. There are many types of ransomware that have infected organizations throughout the world, wreaking havoc and costing business their reputation by exposing sensitive data.
Although there’s a high financial cost for the actual ransom payment, the biggest consequences of ransomware are data loss and downtime. Both of these ransomware outcomes are very costly for businesses, with significant downtime resulting in potentially millions of dollars in lost revenue in addition to decreased customer trust.
As malware is now also targeting backups, Unity with Assureon® delivers an immutable Unbreakable Backup™ solution so you never have to worry about your ability to recover from ransomware attacks.
"Assureon saves us time and money. There are lots of solutions out there, but [Assureon] is the one that satisfies our needs. It hasn't failed us."Albert Fuller, California Public Utilities Commission
The growth in ransomware attacks will continue at a high rate as it’s a highly lucrative business. Even with careful IT departments and precautions, anti-malware products are not infallible. When they fail, the malware encrypts every file, and attackers demand a large ransom payment before the decryption key is provided. Attacks now include backup deletions or encryption leaving your organization at an even great risk. If you don’t promptly send the payment, the decryption key may be deleted and all your encrypted files will be lost forever – and even if you pay, there’s no assurance that your data will be available. You need to insure that you are doing everything you can to protect your data, preserve your organization’s reputation and maintain the workforce’s productivity.
Unity Plus Assureon Offers a Unique Approach with Unbreakable Backup
You need to protect all of your unstructured data – all the way through the backups. Backups have been the latest malware targets basically eliminating any chance of recovery. With Unity and the Assureon®, an active data vault, working together, the solution creates an immutable copy of any data tiered to the Assureon. Unbreakable Backup makes recovery of unaltered files fast and easy so there’s no disruption and no need to pay the ransom.
Assureon Cloud Edition
The flexibility of Assureon Cloud Edition means you can deploy Assureon at a different site, either on-prem or in a public or private cloud. Bi-directional replication between the two Assureon systems maintains an off-site copy and enables recovery in the event of site failure.
Secure Digital Fingerprints utilizes a combination of two cryptographic hashes for a unique file identifier.
Makes two copies of the file and its fingerprint are stored in a separate RAID disk set either in the same system or a remote one.
Serial numbers are assigned to each individual file to ensure no files are changed, missing, or inappropriately added.
Use of a global, redundant, secure time source using Stratum Level 1 hardware time sources to ensure accurate time stamp.
Continually verifies against fingerprints and repairs using copies and safeguarded by RAID disk arrays for days or even decades.
Governmental and Corporate compliance of HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), SEC 17A-4 and PCI DSS.
Flexibility to implement in the cloud, hybrid cloud or on-premise.
Archiving unstructured and infrequently used data frees up primary data and dramatically reducing the size, time and cost of the backup process.
Ensures adherence to guidelines for data retention, disposition, privacy, protection, chain of custody, litigation readiness and risk mitigation.
Unity Combines Enterprise-Class Performance and Flexibility and supports advanced block and file workloads plus all-flash configurations.
Unity offers a dual approach to manage and protect your backup data - protecting it from ransomware with Unbreakable Backup.
Unity is an excellent backup target, but it goes way beyond the normal backup use cases by providing an option to implement an immutable Unbreakable Backup to protect backup data from malware, ransomware, hardware failures and more.
There is some data that is too important to lose, too private to be seen and too critical to be tampered with. The Nexsan Assureon® archive storage system is ideal for any organization that needs to implement storage optimization, regulatory and corporate compliance, or the long-term archiving of unstructured data.