Arcserve and Sophos Deepen Alliance to Unveil Fully Integrated Cyber and Data Protection for On-Premises, Cloud, and SaaS Workloads

May 19, 2020

  • New integration eliminates the need for disparate solutions by tightly integrating AI-powered cybersecurity with award-winning backup and disaster recovery to protect backups from cyberattacks and data loss
  • Alliance extends the protection of backups to cloud and SaaS data with Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 and Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos

Minneapolis, MN/New Delhi, India – May 19, 2020 – Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, today announced an expansion of its alliance with Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, to introduce industry-first cyber and data protection for infrastructures with on-premises, cloud, and SaaS-based workloads. This continued collaboration eliminates the complexity of discrete cybersecurity and data protection with the first solution suite to combine anti-ransomware and other threat prevention technologies with immutable backup and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for protection from cyberattacks, major disasters, human error, or other unplanned outages. New cloud and SaaS solutions include Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 and Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 consumers commissioned by Arcserve, nearly 60% would likely avoid doing business with an organization that experienced a cyberattack in the past year. That, coupled with the fact that Cybersecurity Ventures has predicted the global cost of ransomware to reach $20 billion by 2021, means enterprises must be more vigilant in mitigating both the short and long-term financial consequences that follow a cyberattack.

There is an incredible need to integrate security and data protection solutions, especially as we continue to see cybercriminals evolve their tactics and more aggressively target backup data,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC. “The integration of these technologies by Arcserve is very timely in helping provide businesses with tools to close security gaps and prevent data loss.”

Arcserve Solutions Secured by Sophos

Arcserve Solutions Secured by Sophos leverage AI-powered system protection with deep learning technology that detects both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures, exploit prevention, and anti-ransomware capabilities. They also prevent data loss and downtime with agentless and agent-based backup, DR onsite or to public and private clouds, local and remote virtual standby, AES encryption, role-based access control, and SLA reporting. This industry-leading alliance was first launched with Arcserve Appliances Secured by Sophos, and will now also include:

  • Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 Secured by Sophos: Protects Microsoft Office 365 data from intentional or unintentional deletion, programmatic issues and external security threats with cloud-to-cloud backup for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online. Powered by Arcserve UDP and Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server, it provides cyber protection, policy-based management, quick restore to Office 365, and granular recovery with egress included.
  • Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos: Protects cloud-based workloads to enable cohesive cloud security, protection, and retention strategies. Offered as a fully managed service extension to Arcserve UDP software and appliances, it provides cyber protection, policy-based management, RPO and SLA validation, application-level recovery, and failover and failback to public and private clouds with egress included.

Both solutions are available as an annual subscription.

The future of protecting businesses is through the power of integration. Given the alarming escalation of ransomware attacks globally, it’s no longer realistic to silo cybersecurity and data protection strategies and prevent the negative consequences from cyberattacks,” said Oussama El-Hilali, CTO at Arcserve. “We continue to expand our alliance with Sophos to introduce solutions that will do more than backup and manage data; taking it a step further with capabilities necessary to withstand any threat. Ultimately, adopting a proactive and multi-tiered approach to ransomware will be what sets cyber ready businesses apart from those that, quite simply, are not.”

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Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

About Sophos

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-powered solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cyberattack techniques, including ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, active-adversary breaches, phishing, and more. Sophos Central, a cloud-native management platform, integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation products, including the Intercept X endpoint solution and the XG next-generation firewall, into a single “synchronized security” system accessible through a set of APIs. Sophos has been driving a transition to next-generation cybersecurity, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more, to deliver enterprise-grade protection to any size organization. Sophos sells its products and services exclusively through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com


Arcserve’s Expansive Investment in India Continues, Moving R&D to India

April 13, 2020

  • Moving entire R&D to India will be the focus of the expansive investment in 2020
  • Arcserve posted 20% CAGR, YY, looks to cloud solutions and expanded alliances for growth in 2020

NEW DELHI / MUMBAI / HYDERABAD, India – April 13, 2020 – Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data protection provider, today announced the major development and investment strategy for India for the year 2020. Starting from 2016, Arcserve have invested heavily in the Indian market. FY 2019 was a particularly rewarding year for Arcserve as its Indian operation secured its position amongst the top contributors towards growth of the company across the Asia Pacific region.

Ambarish Kumar, Vice President of Support at Arcserve will continue to be the site leader, overseeing the acceleration and progress. Exuding confidence and expressing optimism in the Indian growth story of the company, Kumar said, “India has been a highly-performing market for us. With our continuous investment in India, we have maintained an enviable consistent growth. Our offerings have been a reliable choice for large enterprises, government, and mid-size organizations that look for end to end data protection and availability.

Public Sector Propels Arcserve’s Impressive Growth

Currently, in India, Arcserve is growing at a CAGR of 20%. Arcserve’s flagship, Appliance Series gained traction across all the verticals in India. It’s a seamless platform that offers the data protection capabilities companies look for to eliminate complexities while managing their data protection processes. Arcserve’s solution portfolio future-proofs infrastructures by ensuring backup and disaster recovery, continuous availability , live migration, and email archiving for any type of workload.

India is one of the fastest-growing regions for Arcserve and we are excited at the growth momentum. Last year, we successfully increased market share in the government, finance and insurance, manufacturing, and healthcare segments,” added Kumar.

75% Increase in High Skilled Manpower

Arcserve has continued to invest in high skilled manpower in India. It increased its headcount by 75% and plans another large onboarding phase planned over the second quarter of this year. Continuous investments in the region will further accelerate Arcserve’s efforts in gaining superior market share in the fast-growing data protection and security market. This will promote the expansion to newer geographies, adding newer technologies and joining hands with new partners across India.

Kumar further added, “The investment in R&D, manpower and expansion of local operations ensures that we have a very strong and secure process, policies and technologies in place. Ensuring the best quality of products and service delivery to our customers has helped us in making our footprints strong in the region.”

Roadmap Ahead for 2020

In the year 2020, Arcserve will focus on expanding strategic technology alliances to enhance anti-ransomware offerings. Arcserve has also planned to introduce new solutions for workloads and building on cloud-to-cloud capabilities to address digital transformation efforts. Arcserve will continue to invest in India as large-scale digitization and smart cities initiatives will continue to create a huge data bulge. With strong market fundamentals, India promises a dynamic growth market for data protection.

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Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent.

Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.


Arcserve conducts customized hands-on training session for 25 key SI partners in NCR region

February 20, 2020

  • The training and awareness session was organized specifically for 25 key VAR & SI partners from the North India region
  • The partners were offered hands-on training session for three flagship products of Arcserve namely, Arcserve Appliances, Arcserve Continuous Availability and Arcserve Live Migration

NEW DELHI, India – February 20, 2020 – The world’s most experienced data protection provider, Arcserve, LLC, recently conducted a product training session for VAR & SI partners. This gathering brought together all the partners, technology experts and a team of trainers from Arcserve. The session was aimed to offer hands-on experience for the partners to help them understand the robustness, ease to implement & usage of Arcserve’s data protection and business continuity solutions.

Arcserve organized a productive and insightful training session for the key partners. The session started with the partners and Arcserve team exchanging thoughts on the latest trends and developments leading (driving) the data protection and security market in India. The awareness session was followed by an educational, hands on technical session on Arcserve’s flagship products, namely Arcserve Appliance, Arcserve Continuous Availability and Arcserve Live Migration.

Nikhil Korgaonkar, Regional Director – India & SAARC at Arcserve said, “It was good to have our key partners under one roof. It was interesting to share technical details of our core products, our Partner road show conducted in September 2019 had generated a great excitement among our partners who had learned the new developments in our product line. This was a follow up session, where we had set up a virtual lab and provided all of the participants’ equipment to get hands on solutions experience. We are really excited with the response to the sessions; I would like to thank all the partners and look forward to many more successful years together.”

Mr. Santosh Jumani. Pre- Sales Consultant, Arcserve highlighted the importance of “data intense” technologies in the coming years and how Arcserve products can safeguard data. He continued highlighting about Arcserve Appliances, all in one single platform, which streamlines working environment to protect data and system backups from ransomware and other attacks. The Arcserve Continuous Availability solution focuses on high application availability, keeping the business fully functional during unplanned disruptions. Whereas, Arcserve’s Live Migration solution helps businesses in transferring data, applications and any workloads to the cloud with ease. Mr. Jumani concluded the session with the technical and distinctive benefits of choosing Arcserve products over others.

Highlighting the proactive engagements with partners, Mr. Korgaonkar added, “Conducting events, roadshows, webinars, and hands-on training, gives us opportunity to connect with partners more closely and help them to take a deep dive and understand our technology. Our channel programs have been extremely lucrative and serve as a platform to understand the challenges our partners face in the digital era. In return, we help them overcome complex challenges confidently.”

Mr. Arpit Trivedi, National Manager, Backup & Security at SoftwareONE India said, “We are glad to be a part of this training session. It was fruitful to interact and understand different technical aspects of Arcserve products present in the market. This kind of platforms helps partners like us, to be aware and updated on different technologies coming in. Overall, the session was incisive and we thank Arcserve for hosting us.”

Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Technical Specialist, Team Computers Pvt. Ltd. “Arcserve channel programs are highly lucrative. Attending these kinds of events help us to gain technical insights on Arcserve products and how they can bring in change when it comes to handling, managing or accessing the valuable asset of any organization ‘data’. And Arcserve is the most experienced data protection provider to understand the value of data and protect it in every possible way.”

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Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com.


Arcserve exhibits Unified Data Protection Suite for Stock Brokers; Participates in ANMI Stocktech event

February 12, 2020

  • Arcserve educates over 150 plus stock brokers on the  importance of backup solution for their organizations
  • At the event, Arcserve’s UDP suite received overwhelming response from Stock Broking Community

MUMBAI / NEW DELHI, India – February 12, 2020 – Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data protection provider, recently participated in ANMI Stocktech event held at the BSE International Convection Hall, Mumbai. Arcserve exhibited its industry-rich Unified Data Protection (UDP) suite for stock brokering community. AMNI was established in 1996 is a PAN India body, compromising of around 900 active stock brokers who are trading members of NSE, BSE and MSE. Stocktech event offers a significant platform to showcase cutting-edge technology solutions for stock broking community. This year, ANMI Stocktech event witnessed a huge number of attendees, including IT leaders, C – level executives and decision makers from the Indian financial and trading industry.

Increase in the financial and online trading activities over digital platforms, intensified the risk of protecting the valuable investor information which is abundantly exposed to cyber threats. There is a copious amount of sensitive investor data and account information out in the cyberspace. Arcserve’s UDP Appliance offers a holistic approach to IT resilience by offering every data protection capability a company needs while eliminating the complexities of managing their data protection processes. Arcserve’s UDP was developed by the most experienced teams among data protection industry, aiming to deliver a consumer-grade user experience. With its robust capabilities, IT teams can manage the data with a few clicks on a single interface from anywhere in the world.

Arcserve received a 150 plus foot fall at the stall. Speaking at the event, Mr. Nikhil Korgaonkar, Regional Director – India & SAARC at Arcserve said, “Past two decades witnessed an exponential increase in online trading. The advent of digital technologies, digital platforms and digital applications has not only created a spike in the trading volume, but also in investor data and account information out in cyberspace. This sensitive & critical data explosion maximizes the risk of cyber attacks, data loss and widens data threat landscape.”

He further added, “To mitigate these risks, Arcserve has come up with the range of data protection solutions. Arcserve’s 9000 series Appliances is the first & only means to neutralize ransomware attacks combined with Sophos Intercept X and deliver effective disaster recovery (DR) solutions. With Arcserve UDP, trading community can safeguard their business-critical investor data in real-time.”

Mr. Sumeet Jansari, Account Manager at Arcserve said, “Stocktech event has provided a great platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest technology products available in the market and connect with different experts to gain more insights about the changing environment of stockbroking market.  We had a great time having knowledge exchange sessions with the brokerage industry experts and thought leaders. The highlight was the brainstorming session on the extensiveness of digitization in the stockbroking industry. The event helped us in understanding the ever changing demands of the industry and how we can customize our offerings as per industry requirements. Overall, AMNI offered a great medium for networking.”

Mr. Parwinder Singh, Principal Consultant – India West Region at Arcserve said, “Stocktech event offered us a great platform to network with stock brokers. At the event, we at Arcserve provided inside glimpse to the stockbroking community on how data can be secured from cyber-attacks by deploying Arcserve’s latest UDP platform and restore their business critical data on demand to the platform of their choice.”

To learn more about Arcserve’s UDP, please visit https://www.arcserve.com/data-protection- solutions/arcserve-udp/

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Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.


Arcserve Issues Top Three Data Protection Predictions to Watch In 2020

January 14, 2020

  • The ransomware epidemic drives businesses to adopt a proactive approach to cybersecurity
  • Cloud for BCDR matures and along with it, easier methods of moving data
  • Businesses adopt unique BCDR tactics to combat climate change

Minneapolis – January 14, 2020 – Over the last year, the data protection space faced a swath of challenges, compelling vendors to organically and inorganically evolve to meet rapidly transforming business needs. Ransomware attacks soared, with all sectors experiencing a 118% increase in attacks, data protection as a service (DPaaS) deployment rose to dominate many business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategies, and the impacts from climate change on business operations became clear as states like California intentionally turned off power lines to prevent wildfires.

The year ahead will test many businesses, IT organizations, and data protection vendors as threats to business data become increasingly pervasive. Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data protection provider, shares its top BCDR predictions for 2020.

Ransomware reaches epidemic proportions

Over the next year, we should expect cyberattacks to escalate, with cybercriminals taking a more tailored approach to disseminate malware, and in many cases, targeting the data backups themselves.

Companies across all industries need to understand that ransomware is a “when” not “if” scenario, and better prepare for this continued onslaught of cybercrime. Instead of relying solely on security solutions, IT leaders must take a two-pronged approach to ransomware mitigation to avoid choosing between data loss or paying a ransom – and in many cases, both. This means not only making investments in more advanced threat detection and remediation software, but also ensuring that data backup and disaster recovery protocols have entered the modern era.

In 2020, more businesses will seek out vendors who offer an integrated approach to cybersecurity and disaster recovery with solutions that combine the two. In doing so, IT leaders will move away from segmenting threat prevention and data protection to assure mitigation from cyberattacks, no matter the level of sophistication or target. Further, IT teams will invest more time into making backup plans known to business leaders by more clearly documenting who is responsible for what if their organization were to fall victim to an attack.

Cloud strategies reach full maturity

Migrations to the cloud will only continue to increase. But, now IT professionals will weigh whether to deploy hybrid and multi-cloud strategies, and look for new ways to overcome the obstacles and complexities associated with each – especially as SaaS-based solutions become more prevalent. Many companies are struggling to determine which data and applications should be in the cloud versus on-premises, learn the nuances between varying hyperscaler subscriptions, features and functionalities, and ensure their IT teams have the proper training and skills to manage these environments.

In 2020, we should expect organizations to dedicate more resources to deploy these infrastructures successfully, and standardize a security model that works across different vendors to reduce gaps, avoid misconfigurations, and ensure critical data, workloads and applications remain resilient. And, to match the pace at which organizations are moving to the cloud, we will likely see an emergence of offerings that aim to make it easier for companies to migrate their critical data. These solutions will deliver capabilities to ensure there is no impact to production systems while the migration occurs so organizations don’t need to suffer any unnecessary downtime.

Businesses proactively prepare for epic storms

As weather events become more severe, businesses need to adjust their disaster recovery plans to better anticipate those that could halt their operations and IT services. In the upcoming year, disaster recovery and business continuity specialists will employ DR techniques, such as California’s planned power shut offs, to prevent climate change from causing extended outages, data loss and financial damages. And, they will begin documenting these prevention tactics, particularly in areas where severe weather is more likely, to enable business leaders to prepare for these scenarios ahead of time.

While it’s clear there are several internal and external factors that could impact business continuity, the fact remains that enterprises are working toward making necessary investments to keep their priceless corporate data safe,” said Oussama El-Hilali, CTO at Arcserve. “Now, the onus is on IT teams and business leaders to make sure they’re staying on top of and actively combatting new threats that can cause extended data loss or downtime. Those that clearly define their policies and procedures, and make educated investments into data protection will remain resilient.”

To learn how Arcserve can help set up enterprises for success in 2020, review our portfolio of data protection solutions at arcserve.com/data-protection-solutions.

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Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.


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