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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About Arcserve

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 and Sophos Announce a Strategic Alliance To Offer All-In-One Data Security and Protection from Cyber-Attacks

September 24, 2019

  • Global alliance marks the industry’s first means to assure mitigation of cyber-attacks through complete, multi-layered data security and protection
  • Joint solution uniquely combines threat prevention technologies with onsite and offsite business continuity capabilities for an all-in-one solution that can be deployed in 15 minutes

AUSTIN, TX / NEW DELHI, India – September 24, 2019 – Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data protection provider, today announced a global alliance with Sophos, a leader in network and endpoint security, to provide organizations with dedicated protection for backed up data against cyberthreats. Through this collaboration, organizations can now employ the only market solution that integrates anti-ransomware and other threat prevention technologies, such as deep learning AI for both known and unknown malware, and award-winning disaster recovery and high availability capabilities for prevention against data loss. Together, the new solution delivers a multi-layered approach to prevent, protect, and immunize backup data from cyber-attacks.

A report issued by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts the global cost of ransomware to reach $11.5 billion USD in 2019 and $20 billion USD by 2021, with an attack on businesses every 14 seconds by the end of this year. With cybercriminals continuously taking advantage of enterprises to turn profits, this alliance will provide organizations with a two-pronged approach to cyber-readiness and IT resilience. By combining both cybersecurity and data protection capabilities into a single offering, businesses will have a comprehensive solution that fully covers all their infrastructure needs.

The joint solution will be delivered via Arcserve’s award-winning Appliance Series, the only turnkey self-contained appliances for disaster recovery and application availability. Powered by Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), the Arcserve Appliance Series combines flash-accelerated deduplicated storage, robust server processing, and high-speed networking with highly redundant hardware and cloud services.

Arcserve Appliances will integrate Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server, award-winning endpoint protection with artificial intelligence, to deliver a comprehensive protect-in-depth approach to accelerate data, system and application resiliency.

Increasingly cybercriminals are targeting backup systems as a way to increase the odds that compromised businesses will make a ransom payment. Having dedicated protection from both malware and the latest exploits ensures the backup data will stand strong against the most advanced threats,” said Francois Depayras, Sophos’ Vice President of OEM Sales and Alliances. “Sophos Intercept X for Server provides anti-ransomware, anti-exploit and deep learning technology to provide the highest level of protection. This makes the Arcserve Appliance the most secure solution available in the market.”

Too many organizations are being forced to have the ‘how do we pay ransom’ conversation. We saw a market gap that needed to be filled, and Sophos was the natural fit. We know data protection and they know cybersecurity,” said Oussama El-Hilali, CTO for Arcserve. “As threats become more difficult to combat, this alliance is transformative in the industry, taking our cyber protection to the next level and providing partners with the opportunity to educate customers on the unique benefits of an integrated, two-pronged defense against cybercrime.”

The integrated solution will be available on the newest Arcserve Appliances in October of 2019. To learn more about the global alliance and new solution, please visit: Arcserve.com/Sophos

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About Arcserve

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 nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 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., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com


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