How Unified Data Protection and Sound Cybersecurity Practices Help You Fight Back Against Ransomware – Part 2

JUNE 15TH, 2022

Part 2 of a 3-post series [Read Part 1] [Read Part 3]

If you haven’t read the first post in this series, we highly recommend you do so to get a complete picture of best practices for fighting back against ransomware.

Arcserve UDP: Key Differentiators Make All the Difference

When it comes to ransomware, Arcserve UDP stands out because it offers all-in-one data and ransomware protection, data restoration, and effective disaster recovery (DR). Here’s what Eric Burgener, Research Director for IDC’s Storage Practice, says about UDP: “The concept of unified data protection brings significant value to enterprises that are struggling to meet increasingly stringent RPOs and RTOs across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Burgener continues, “Economics will drive data protection consolidation as administrators look to simplify how they handle backup, recovery, and business continuity requirements in today's heterogeneous world.”

Arcserve UDP is the only vendor that delivers on the economic promise of consolidation by preventing ransomware across your entire IT infrastructure with proven data protection and industry-leading cybersecurity across hardware, cloud services, and software.


Diagram of how Arcserve UDP protects data

Ransomware Prevention Plus Advanced Security

Arcserve UDP includes Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server, providing you with a comprehensive solution that can block ransomware and malware—even zero-day attacks—and protect your critical backup infrastructure.

Intercept X Advanced includes anti-hacker and anti-exploit technologies that actively hunt down evasive threats using a deep learning neural network combined with signature-based protection from common threats. With Sophos’ endpoint detection and response (EDR), Arcserve UDP gives you unmatched visibility into your servers. And you can quickly create policies for threat protection, application, peripheral, and web control, then apply them with a few clicks across your infrastructure or to protect specific, individual servers. That includes changing multifactor authentication (MFA) and privileged access management (PAM) policies as roles change.

Backup Storage Flexibility

Installation is as simple as making a few clicks. And centralized management lets you create data stores on the recovery point server, add the nodes you want to protect, a storage destination, and a plan. UDP also makes it easy to perform backups, virtual standby, and replication, as well as a simple restore or bare metal recovery. You can back up to a local machine or a central recovery point server (RPS) with global, source-side deduplication. A destination can be an RPS, local folder, or remote shared folder. And its easy to add network CIFS/NFS shares, Office 365 Exchange, or SharePoint online nodes.

Arcserve OneXafe Immutable Storage

With Arcserve OneXafe, you get native immutable network-attached storage (NAS) to protect your backups. Every object is written once and never modified, with any changes you make to your file system always resulting in the creation of new objects. OneXafe continuous data protection (CDP) takes low-overhead snapshots every 90 seconds, enabling you to go back to specific points in time and recover entire file systems in minutes. As a scale-out NAS solution, OneXafe makes it easy to add capacity seamlessly, one drive at a time or multiple nodes in a cluster. And OneXafe’s unified architecture makes management easy, and it includes enterprise features like inline deduplication, compression, and encryption at rest.

Immutable Cloud Storage

Arcserve UDP delivers immutable cloud storage powered by Amazon AWS S3 Object Lock and S3-compatible storage systems like Nutanix Object Lock and Wasabi Object Lock. With immutable cloud storage, your backups are safe from being altered or deleted by ransomware, malware, or hackers.

Benefits Beyond Backups

Arcserve UDP stands out because it protects your entire IT infrastructure and secures your data backups. But the benefits go far beyond those crucial basics. UDP delivers orchestrated recovery, giving you automated, orderly recovery of your server environment following an outage and prioritizing your critical servers, applications, and data for recovery first. Orchestrated recovery can enable you to reduce your recovery time actual (RTA) and recover point actual (RPA) to minutes.

UDP features Assured Recovery, which detects physical and logical corruption of Oracle source data, ensuring the recoverability of critical database backups so that you can validate SLAs with confidence. Add it all up, and Arcserve UDP reduces complexity, reduces your costs, and ensures you can recover from just about any disaster.

Up Next: A Look Under the Hood of Arcserve UDP

In our final post in this series, we’ll look at the specific features included with Arcserve UDP and how it operates within your IT environment. If you’re ready to dig in today, sign up for a free 30-day trial or talk to an expert Arcserve technology partner.

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