IT analyst firm GigaOm is quick to point out that primary data is the first point of impact for ransomware attacks. This fact puts primary storage in the spotlight for every CIO to see, and it highlights how important ransomware protection is in an enterprise storage solution. When GigaOm released their \u201cGigaOm Sonar Report for Block-based Primary Storage Ransomware Protection\u201d recently, a clear leader emerged.\n\nGigaOm named Infinidat as the industry leader in ransomware protection for block-based storage. Infinidat is a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions. According to GigaOm\u2019s independent analysis, Infinidat distinguishes itself for its modern, software-defined storage architecture, securing enterprise storage with a strategic, long-term approach, broad and deep functionality, and high quality of innovation.\n\nOne of the top CMOs in the tech industry, Eric Herzog, is leading the marketing charge at Infinidat and had this to say about this recognition from GigaOm:\n\n\u201cInfinidat has taken the benefits of ransomware protection on enterprise block storage to the next level, including guaranteed immutable snapshot recovery in one minute or less, greater ease of use, and comprehensive cyber resilience.\u201d\n\n\u201cBeing recognized as the industry leader for combatting ransomware not only gives us enormous forward momentum as a solution provider of cyber storage resilience and modern data protection, but it also gives Infinidat a seat at the table to talk to large enterprises and service providers about what we can do to eliminate the threat of ransomware for them,\u201d he added.\n\nThe GigaOm Sonar Report showcases the strength of Infinidat\u2019s novel InfiniSafe cyber resilience technology embedded across all its platforms: InfiniBox\u00ae, InfiniBox\u2122 SSA and InfiniGuard\u00ae. The report states:\n\n\u201cInfinidat offers a complete and balanced ransomware protection solution. InfiniSafe brings together the key foundational requirements essential for delivering comprehensive cyber-recovery capabilities with immutable snapshots, logical air-gapped protection, a fenced forensic network, and near-instantaneous recovery of backups of any repository size.\u201d\n\nInfinidat has delivered the industry\u2019s first cyber storage guarantee for recovery on primary storage \u2013 the InfiniSafe\u00ae Cyber Storage guarantee.\n\nThe company recently extended cyber resilience to its InfiniBox and InfiniBox SSA II enterprise storage platforms with the InfiniSafe Reference Architecture, allowing Infinidat to provide its immutability snapshot guarantee and the recovery time of immutable snapshots at one minute or less. InfiniSafe was announced on the InfiniGuard modern data protection and cyber storage resilience platform in February this year.\n\nThe GigaOm Sonar Report recognizes the features and functionality of Infinidat\u2019s cyber resilience technology: \u201cInfiniGuard delivers solid cybersecurity features at no extra cost, allowing customers to quickly and securely restore data, even at scale, in case of an attack.\u201d\n\nThrough near instantaneous cyber recovery, Infinidat helps organizations avoid having to pay the ransom, yet still retrieve their valuable enterprise data, uncompromised and intact. Think about how significant this really is, given how much of a threat ransomware is.\n\nWhen ransomware takes data hostage, it can destroy backup copies of data, steal credentials, leak stolen information, and worse. It has caused businesses of all sizes to shut down operations overnight, so it is not unusual for a company to pay a large sum of money to restore their business. Infinidat\u2019s solutions can put a stop to it.\n\nIt is an honor that GigaOm has recognized the technology leadership. The analyst community has been spot-on about how enterprises and service providers should strategize to not just take \u201cbaby steps\u201d but actually take a quantum leap forward to address these cyberattacks.\n\nIn addition, GigaOm recognized Infinidat as a \u201cFast Mover,\u201d one of only two vendors awarded that accolade. \u201cFast Movers\u201d are expected to deliver on their solutions and technologies faster and with more features\/functionality than other vendors known as \u201cForward Movers.\u201d Infinidat has been rapidly delivering new technology, several guarantees, and new capabilities over the past 18 months, including the extension of new features and functions to InfiniSafe.\n\nMax Mortillaro, Analyst at GigaOm, shared his perspective: \u201cPrimary data is the first point of impact for ransomware attacks, so it is critical for organizations to implement primary storage solutions that incorporate ransomware protection, such as Infinidat\u2019s cyber resilience solutions.\u201d\n\nHe went on to say, \u201cOur new GigaOm Sonar Report on ransomware protection for block storage comes at a time when ransomware attacks have become so prevalent and such a persistent threat for all organizations across all industries. We have seen through our analysis how ransomware can cause significant damage to companies and government agencies.\u201d\n\nThe time is right for Infinidat to step forward as a recognized industry leader for ransomware protection.\n\n\n\nTo download the full analyst report, click here.\n\nTo read more about Infinidat\u2019s cyber resilience solutions, click here.