Guarantee that Your Enterprise Will Recover from a Ransomware or Malware Cyberattack

BrandPost By Eric Herzog, CMO, Infinidat
Aug 24, 20224 mins

Enterprises and service providers need assurance that they will recover and restore their data at a rapid speed in the wake of a cyberattack. IT leaders are turning to this best practice.

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A cyberattack hits an enterprise. The CEO wants answers; the CFO is worried about the economic impact; the COO fears a halt to operations, and the CMO prepares to handle the fallout and customer impact. An emergency meeting in the corporate boardroom is called.

Calmly and confidently, the CIO walks into the room and informs the C-suite that the recovery of the enterprise’s data will start immediately – yes, in a minute or less – to nullify the effects of the ransomware attack, thanks to a cyber storage guarantee on primary storage that is a first-of-its kind in the industry.

Enterprises and service providers need assurance that they will recover and restore their data at near-instantaneous speed in the wake of a cyberattack. The best practice that is catching on is the use of a guaranteed immutable snapshot dataset with a guaranteed recovery time of one minute or less.

Cyber resilient storage is among the most important and highly demanded requirements of enterprises today to ensure exceptional cybersecurity and combat cyberattacks across the entire storage estate and data infrastructure.

In recent research, IDC found that 87% of organizations impacted by ransomware in the past year had to pay a ransom to recover their data. IT leaders can now realistically expect to avoid having to pay the ransom, yet still retrieve their data, uncompromised and intact, through rapid cyber recovery.

The enterprise storage solution that has delivered the world’s first cyber storage guarantee for recovery on primary storage is Infinidat.

The company’s InfiniSafe® Cyber Storage guarantee sets a new standard for cyber recovery, backed by a Service Level Agreement (SLA) reinforcing the cyber resilience that puts control back into the hands of CIOs and their IT teams ahead of, and in the midst of an attack, by cyber criminals. The “sting” of a ransomware or malware attack is removed quickly, efficiently, and comprehensively.

Who would have thought that the latest answer to cyberattacks was actually found in guaranteed cyber recovery on primary storage? An IDC analyst pointed out that all other companies have avoided guaranteeing recovery time up to this point in time.

Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems Group, IDC, publicly stated recently, “Over the last decade, IT infrastructure vendors have been adding guarantees on their storage platforms that have definitively improved the ownership experience for enterprise storage, but they have always stayed away from the topics of performance and recovery time. With their new performance and cyber storage recovery guarantees, Infinidat is breaking new ground in these areas in ways that drive meaningful value for their enterprise customers.”

Infinidat made a bold move to put the minds of C-level executives and IT teams at ease. In response, the feedback from enterprise customers, service providers and IT solution providers has been eye-opening. They state the facts – and what’s important to enterprises today.

“As part of our disaster recovery preparedness, we look for solutions and assurances that will help us minimize any potential impact of a cyberattack or any other kind of disaster. Knowing that Infinidat guarantees rapid cyber recovery based on its InfiniSafe immutable snapshot capability, as well as high performance, we could add this to our data center toolkit that we know our supplier will deliver,” said Laurent Ulrich, Head of IT at Justice Court of Basel, Switzerland.

“In this day and age, according to the cloud strategy we’re just writing, this kind of guaranteed SLA can make all the difference in the world for an enterprise and gives us peace of mind with Infinidat’s powerful commitment,” he added.

The cyber storage guarantee was made possible through an expansion of its guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA) program. The cyber storage guarantee for recovery on primary storage is truly an industry “first.” This was part of announcement that also included the company’s announcing a new performance guarantee across its InfiniBox® platforms.

The performance guarantee assures customers that primary storage platforms, coupled with the cyber recovery guarantee, outperform their existing storage products in their production environments. This enables customers to have optimal application and workload performance, as well as substantial storage consolidation driving increased efficiency and reduced total cost. SLAs now span across availability, performance, and recovery operations to meet the most demanding data center requirements. 

Enterprise storage at its best. Guaranteed.


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