How Unified Data Protection Helps Ensure Data Resilience


On its web page titled “Resilience Through Planning,” the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) defines resilience as “the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Resilience includes the ability to withstand and recover from deliberate attacks, accidents, or naturally occurring threats or incidents.” If you’re an IT pro, you probably picture threats to your infrastructure and data when you think about resilience.

That’s a good thing because a glance at a recent Bleeping Computer, “The Week in Ransomware,” illustrates the impacts of a successful attack. The article notes that Rackspace suffered a massive outage on its hosted Microsoft Exchange environment caused by ransomware, preventing customers from accessing their email. It goes on to list attacks against an MSP in New Zealand, a hospital in Paris, and new ransomware threats.

An astounding 66 percent of respondents to Sophos' “The State of Ransomware 2022” report said they were hit by ransomware last year—65 percent of those attacks resulted in data encryption—while 72 percent experienced an increase in the volume and complexity of cyberattacks.

The point is clear. Every sector, everywhere in the world, is a target. Since you can pretty much count on being attacked, how can you best “withstand and recover” from whatever cybercriminals, well-intentioned or malicious users, or Mother Nature throws your way?

Unified Data Protection: On- and Off-Premises Protection

Data resilience starts with prevention and continues through recovery. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) combines every data protection capability you need without adding complexity. It delivers all-in-one data and ransomware protection to neutralize ransomware attacks, restore data, and simplify disaster recovery (DR).

Arcserve UDP leverages available Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server cybersecurity to prevent ransomware attacks on critical disaster recovery infrastructure. And your data backups can be stored in an immutable format with Amazon S3 Object Lock support.

Protections against data loss and extended downtime—the keys to data resilience—from Arcserve UDP extend across cloud, local, virtual, hyperconverged, and SaaS-based workloads. Arcserve UDP protects Microsoft 365 workloads—Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business—on-premises. And, because Arcserve UDP was designed to be simple to use, you can accelerate your time-to-value by eliminating the need for extensive training or professional services.

Orchestrated Recovery Reduces Downtime

With orchestrated recovery, Arcserve UDP reduces your downtime from days to minutes. It also validates your recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs), and service-level agreements (SLAs) with automated testing and granular reporting.

You can even restore faster with instant virtual machine (VM) and bare metal recovery (BMR), local and remote virtual standby, application-consistent backup and granular restore, hardware snapshot support, and extensions that deliver high availability and tape support.

Easy Scaling, More Flexibility

Arcserve UDP lets you quickly scale hybrid business continuity topologies—locally or over long distances—including service and cloud providers. You can easily create data stores on your recovery point server, add the nodes you want to protect, a storage destination, and a plan.

It’s also easy to perform jobs like backup, virtual standby, and replicate. You can back up to a local machine or a central recovery point server (RPS) with global, source-side deduplication to reduce your storage footprint. And Arcserve UDP protects a wide range of platforms.

See for Yourself Why Experts Agree About UDP

Phil Goodwin, research director for IDC, says, “Arcserve UDP is designed to bring technologies together in a way that simplifies the infrastructure running a combination of on-premises, virtual, and SaaS-based applications and systems. Organizations may be susceptible to downtime and data loss without a comprehensive solution spanning these different application environments.”

Check out our Arcserve UDP 30-day free trial to see how the software can help you ensure data resilience. For expert help, talk to an Arcserve technology partner.

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