VARs: How Arcserve UDP Helps You Deliver Simple, Scalable Data Protection With Integrated Cybersecurity


As a value-added reseller (VAR), you already know that hackers, hardware failures, and other disasters constantly threaten your customers’ data. They know it, too, because it’s in the daily headlines.

Ransomware protection is probably front of mind for all your customers—and potential customers. Data resiliency is more crucial than ever today, given that 66 percent of organizations were hit by ransomware last year, according to Sophos The State of Ransomware 2023. 

The same report found the average ransom reached a breathtaking $1.54 million, and the mean recovery cost—excluding ransom payment—was $1.82 million. That makes investing in data protection and cybersecurity solutions common sense for every business.  

As a VAR, it’s also an opportunity to help your customers and prospects choose a solution that simplifies unified data protection and cybersecurity. That’s precisely what you can provide with Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP). So, what is UDP?

Deliver Cloud Data Protection Capabilities Without the Complexity

Arcserve UDP is easily scalable, simplified data disaster recovery software that attracts new customers and that unlocks new revenue streams with existing ones. 

That’s because Arcserve UDP delivers an all-in-one data and ransomware protection software solution. This multi-layered approach means you can offer your customers and potential customers rock-solid data resiliency, earning you their trust and more of their budget.  

The First Line of Defense: Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions

Safeguarded by Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server, Arcserve UDP integrates cutting-edge cybersecurity that uses a deep-learning neural network to detect known and unknown malware—without relying on signatures. 

Arcserve UDP also lets your customers rapidly respond to and remove threats with CryptoGuard, which constantly monitors file writes for encrypted files. If it detects ransomware-like behavior, it restores the impacted files and stops the running processes. Included WipeGuard uses deep learning to add another layer of protection against ransomware and master boot record attacks.

You can also strengthen your customers’ zero-trust security posture with Arcserve UDP’s robust user authentication system featuring identity access management (IAM) protections supported by Okta. 

Offer Data Protection Across Environments

Flexibility is another feature that makes Arcserve UDP attractive to customers and prospects. The software protects against data loss and extended downtime across cloud, local, virtual, hyperconverged, and SaaS-based workloads. That covers almost any business. 

You also ensure your customers’ backups are stored in an immutable format, onsite or offsite, using network-attached storage, like Arcserve OneXafe, and in the cloud using Amazon S3 Object Lock.

Streamlined Cloud-Based Unified Management Console 

Now, Arcserve UDP features a cloud-based, multitenant management console and a secure private console. That gives you and your customers more options for managing data protection. 

Cloud Console offers enhanced availability, durability, and scalability with Cloud Object Storage. That makes storing deduplicated backups directly to AWS S3, Wasabi, or Google Cloud Storage easy.

A smart dashboard and expansive reporting capabilities give you and your customers insights into their overall data protection status. Cloud Console’s modern architecture delivers an enhanced user experience and easy-to-use workflows. Fast and secure, Cloud Console offers fully encrypted remote management using a REST API-driven architecture.  

Always Available and Fast, Reliable Data Recovery

Your customers’ data can be quickly, efficiently, and instantly retrieved, with immediate access to application and file server data contained within Arcserve UDP backups. That eliminates customer downtime associated with traditional restores.

Arcserve UDP delivers cluster-like availability for your customers’ data and applications. Virtual copies of backups are readily available on Nutanix AHV, VMware, vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon EC2, and Microsoft Azure, thanks to Arcserve UDP’s Virtual Standby feature. Your customers can spin up business-critical system backups as virtual machines (VMs) on-demand on these platforms.

The platform automates disaster recovery tests and offers advanced reporting. Your customers can granularly restore individual files, emails, Active Directory objects, SharePoint documents, and Oracle Database tables. Arcserve UDP’s orchestrated data recovery capabilities also cut their recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTOs/RPOs) to minutes and validates service-level agreements.

Lowest TCO Attracts and Keeps Customers

Arcserve gives you one more critical element for making a compelling case to customers and prospects as to why they should choose you as their trusted VAR. Money. As the lowest total cost of ownership unified data resilience provider, when your customers choose Arcserve UDP, they get unbeatable data protection and a better value. That can open a lot of doors.  

The numbers speak volumes. A survey of Arcserve UDP customers said they had realized storage space savings of 95 percent thanks to the software’s deep data reduction capabilities. Illustrating the savings by showing how much less they’ll spend on storage over time adds another incentive to choose Arcserve UDP. And, because the software is simple to install and use, the same survey found that customers cut the time IT staff spent on managing data protection in half with Arcserve UDP.  

Arcserve: Channel Focused and Committed to Our Partners

The Arcserve Partner Success program is here to help you grow your business and deliver the services and solutions that differentiate you from the competition. 

We offer the broadest range of data resilience products in the industry, so we can help you solve any customer data protection problem. And we provide reasonable thresholds, powerful incentives, and compelling benefits. 

If you aren’t already an Arcserve technology partner, learn more about our Partner Success Program.          

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