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Why Not Build Ransomware Proof Storage?

The best way to protect an organization from a ransomware attack is at its source, primary storage. Ransomware works by compromising a user account and then encrypting all the files that the account can access. A compromised superuser account is

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Ransomware – How To Create a Proactive Protection File Strategy

IT needs a proactive way to stop ransomware. It’s here to stay. Most ransomware countermeasures are reactive. The damage is done before IT can deploy their reactive countermeasures. When ransomware gets through an organization’s defenses, it starts to encrypt data,

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How To Beat Ransomware But Not Your Budget

The solution to ransomware is real-time data protection. The moment data changes it needs to be copied to a secondary storage system and sequestered from primary storage. Then, if a ransomware virus attacks, the last known good copy can be

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Why Backups Can’t Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware is a new type of threat. As a result it needs a new type of defense. The reason is simple: Backups are not enough to protect against ransomware. They are increasingly victims of the attack themselves, and they don’t

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing IT. What exactly is ransomware? Ransomware is a program that once installed in a system encrypts an organization’s data and the only way to get it unencrypted is to pay a fee

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How to Beat Your RPO and RTO without Recovery – Quest Briefing Note

Meeting strict RPOs and RTOs requires that data protection solutions provide IT administrators better monitoring and analytics, in addition to more frequent copies. Backup, snapshot and replication are reactive solutions, that IT rightly counts on to make sure they can

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Tintri Storage is DR Ready

In a recent article, my colleague George Crump discussed the need to simplify data protection (DP) and disaster recovery (DR) operations, with primary storage that is DR ready. DR ready primary storage would aid in DP and DR processes without

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