Ransomware Landing

The Relentless Onslaught of Ransomware

Attacks are now occurring every 11 seconds and demand for payments continue their upward trend with backup environments becoming a main target and criminals focusing on methods to disable your recovery mechanisms. Successful ransomware attacks can take several days or even months to fully recover, especially true when targeted campaigns wipe out clusters of servers – there is no remedy, except to rebuild. Quantum has solutions for protecting and recovering your data from any point in your data’s lifecycle.

Data Recovery for Any Tier in the Data Lifecycle

When ransomware strikes, our solutions allow you to restore your data for any tier in the data workflow. Different capacity tiers give you the flexibility to choose where you want to store your data and how you want to recover it.

High-Performance Tier: Instantly Restore Backup Data

DXi Backup Appliances

For data stored in backup environments, DXi® backup appliances include a Secure Snapshot feature, which employs a protocol separation to move your snapshot to a non-network addressable storage pool, allowing data to remain immutable.

Active Archive Tier: For Long-Term Retention and Compliance

ActiveScale Object Storage

For multi-petabyte data archives, the Object Lock feature in ActiveScale™ enables you to protect valuable data against ransomware attacks by creating immutable backups. With S3 compatibility, Dynamic Data Placement (DDP) and Dynamic Data Repair (DDR), ActiveScale ensures that your data’s longevity and integrity remain intact.

Lowest-Cost Retention Tier: Air Gapping with Tape Storage

Scalar Tape Storage

For data stored on tape, our Scalar® tape libraries use Active Vault, a hands-off approach to managing media between a backup partition and vaulted partition that is completely disconnected from the network enabling a physical air gap to keep your data safe and recoverable.

Ensure Data Integrity and Security

Quantum Scalar Tape Libraries are the most secure tape libraries on the market, with over 25 unique features and capabilities that form a comprehensive security framework which controls system access, provides system monitoring and event detection, data security and encryption and unique features for cyber protection and data integrity.

Prevent and recover your data from ransomware by leveraging your Quantum Scalar Library investment as insurance instead of negotiating with hackers. Here are the top reasons why Quantum Tape is the most secure:

Ransomware Protection and Recovery

Quantum’s unique Active Vault software—only available in Scalar Tape Libraries—enables you to keep an ultrasecure, air-gapped copy of data, allowing you to build on tape’s inherently secure offline nature with a totally offline vault within the library itself, creating a secure “ransomware free” partition where tapes reside. The automated, in-library vaulting feature cuts out the complexity of manually handling tapes or transporting them, which greatly reduces the chances of tape loss and damage both digitally and physically.

Data Integrity

Data must be verified to ensure recoverability and being proactive is important in a solid data protection plan. With extended data life management (EDLM), you can ensure data is unchanged and remains readable with automated integrity checks. Advanced reporting enables media, drives and security reports to balance system resources, improve security and improve budget and planning. Automated report scheduling and distribution save time.

Password Protection and Security

With multi-layer authentication, you can protect the library’s admin account with an additional layer of security through a time-based, one-time password that allows you to bring back data through the web GUI or library panel.

Military-Grade Encryption and Automated Encryption Key Management

The Scalar Key Manager FIPS-validated solution makes it easy to manage keys, mitigating risk of lost data. AES 256-bit encryption standard provides the highest levels of security.

Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics

Proactive monitoring and diagnostics ensure the entire system stays running smoothly by providing guided steps to resolve issues before failures occur. In addition, with our cloud-based analytics, it allows you to gain insight into your system with real-time monitoring and predictive issue resolution tools.

Prevent and Recover from Ransomware by Leveraging Scalar Tape Libraries

Hardened security features on Scalar remove the challenges of managing tape and remove weak points with the administrator account. Securing your data with the strongest air-gap capability found in the Quantum Scalar Tape Library will help you recover your data while protecting your organisation from having to negotiate with malicious hackers.

To find out more, speak to your Account Manager today sales@misco.co.uk / 0800 368 9646