Backup and Disaster Recovery

Tape Air Gapping: Key Ransomware Defense Solution Now Enhanced

April 7th, 2022

Arcserve has introduced an enhanced version of its widely adopted tape air gapping solution, Arcserve Backup 19. Arcserve Backup 19 tape backup software improves performance, security, and reliability over prior releases. With Arcserve Backup 19 air gapping technology, you get a last line of defense against ransomware by physically disconnecting your digital assets from network connections.

As we wrote in a recent post, tape backup is experiencing a renaissance in the digital era because it may be a wise choice when weighing all of your backup options. And the Enterprise Storage Forum recently made a strong case for the resurgence of tape backup solutions. Now, Arcserve Backup 19 gives you even more reasons to give tape another look.

With these enhancements, the Arcserve Backup 19 solution has been migrated to an updated development platform that improves performance and reliability. Security has also been strengthened with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)-compliant secure communication updates and crypto libraries for customers who require military-grade encryption.

Arcserve Backup 19 now certifies and adds broad support for the most popular platforms deployed in customer environments, including compatibility with:

• Windows Server 2022

• Windows Server 2022 Hyper-V

• SharePoint Server 2019

• Oracle Database 19c on IBM AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX

• AlmaLinux 8.x

• Rocky Linux 8.x

• Free BSD 13.x

• macOS Catalina (version 10.15.x)

• Debian 11.x

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x for IBM Z® (Mainframe)

• Default Arcserve Backup Database (ASDB) upgraded from Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Express to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express

Arcserve has been the market leader in tape-based data protection for decades. With over sixty certified vendors, the company offers the broadest and deepest support for tape-based media.

"Tape air gapping is emerging as the most important 'last line of defense' from ransomware attacks,” said Florian Malecki, executive vice president of marketing at Arcserve. “While most vendors don't handle tape due to its complexity, Arcserve has been leading the market with this technology for decades. This gives us the unique ability to provide customers a complete 3-2-1-1 ransomware defense and recovery solution including on-prem, immutable storage, cloud services, and tape backup."

Learn more about Arcserve tape backup software solutions, or find an expert Arcserve technology partner to provide you with expert guidance as you improve your data protection, backup, and disaster recovery capabilities.