Warranties inspire confidence. If something goes wrong with a purchase, you\u2019ll be made whole. That\u2019s the idea anyway.\n\nNow consider ransomware. It\u2019s not a \u201csomething.\u201d It\u2019s a \u201cwhen thing.\u201d So ransomware warranties hold understandable appeal.\n\nHere\u2019s why: By 2031, ransomware is expected to attack a business, customer, or device every two seconds, costing victims around $265 billion annually \u2014 according to Cybersecurity Ventures.\n\nRecently, a ransomware attack hit the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the US. Hackers demanded a ransom and leaked over 500GB of stolen data.\n\nSo if ransomware is inevitable, who wouldn\u2019t want a ransomware warranty? After all, you\u2019ll get a guaranteed payout if and when the worst happens. That\u2019s the pitch anyway.\n\nBut buyer beware. As with most warranties, \u201cterms and conditions apply.\u201d\n\n\n\nTerms and conditions from real data protection and data security warranties\n\nCompanies love to make promises so you\u2019ll buy their products. But if you need to make good on a ransomware warranty, prepare to read the fine print.\n\nGenerally, these warranties will not:\n\nAnd here\u2019s just some of the conditions you may be asked to meet to exercise various warranties:\n\nEven if you met the vendors\u2019 conditions, ransomware warranties are frequently designed so that you\u2019d only qualify for reimbursement of actual pre-approved data recovery, restoration, or re-creation expenses after incurring them. Any ransomware payments wouldn\u2019t be eligible for reimbursement.\n\n\n\nNo harm done, right? wrong.\n\nBeyond the terms, conditions, and exclusions, can ransomware warranties actually harm your business?\n\nAgain, read the fine print. Signing them can limit you to a sole and exclusive remedy with those vendors, and numerous escape clauses may let them blame you for losses you incur. Warranties like these are little more than limitations of liability benefiting the companies \u2014 not you, the customer.\n\nAfter reading through all the legalese, one customer joked they\u2019d probably be asked to dance in the rain next \u2014 the list of warranty conditions was that endless.\n\n\n\nYou can take it to the vault: Cohesity FortKnox\n\nSo if warranties won\u2019t defend you against ransomware, what will? A real technology solution you can rely on when ransomware attacks.\n\nFor example, check out Cohesity FortKnox, a SaaS cyber-vaulting, data isolation and recovery solution, which was named the Gold Winner in the Business Continuity and Data Protection category and won Best of Show at VMware Explore 2022.\n\nFortKnox improves cyber resiliency with an immutable, \u201cgold copy\u201d of data in a Cohesity-managed cyber vault. It empowers organizations to prepare for and recover quickly from attacks, with granular recovery back to the source, or an alternate location, including the public cloud.\n\nCohesity also recently unveiled DataHawk, a solution that combines cyber vaulting, threat intelligence, and ML-powered data classification all in one data security SaaS offering. This solution is designed to provide powerful protection against cyberattacks today and tomorrow.\n\nAdditionally, with Cohesity, customers have access to:\n\nThe Data Security Alliance, which brings together the \u2018who\u2019s who\u2019 in cybersecurity, data security, and data management to collectively help enterprises win the war against cyberattacks.\n\nWe\u2019ll match the same warranties as our competitors, but we\u2019d rather offer you the guarantee of a world-class data security and management platform, with the benefit of a world-class Security Advisory Council.\n\nPut us to the test.\n\nWe invite you to learn more about Cohesity FortKnox and Cohesity DataHawk.