As ransomware has become a focus for every enterprise organization, it has become increasingly important to implement software that can safeguard against attacks. Ransomware can be extremely detrimental to an organization and cost them money, time, and resources. It is vital to be able to prevent attacks in the first place, but also to mitigate loss and expedite recovery in case it does happen.
A recently published report from KuppingerCole titled, Cloud Backup for Ransomware Protection, explores solutions that offer organizations backup capabilities that can protect against ransomware.
It covers solutions that, “Provide backup, restore, and disaster recovery of all data held in today’s hybrid IT services into the cloud. It provides an assessment of the capabilities of these solutions to meet the backup and disaster recovery needs of organizations with a particular focus on ransomware protection.”
If you’re in the market for data backup software, this report could be useful to you. Utilize the findings in this report to make an educated decision and one that will benefit your organization for long-term growth and sustainability.
Let’s explore a few of the key takeaways and questions you can ask as you evaluate vendors for your organization:
This report from KuppingerCole compares the different enterprise backup software systems on the market by looking at the following categories:
Does it work?
This category determines how efficient a particular vendor is at providing basic backup and disaster recovery capabilities. How well does the vendor perform data backup, data replication, recovery of data, recovery of the system, and cloud workload protection over time. What types of data does the platform support? Where can you store your data with this platform? Does it help you achieve your objectives? Can it reduce the size of backed up data?
Does it protect against ransomware?
Can the platform detect and control abnormal activities? How much does the platform play in the proactive defense against ransomware, or is it just reactive? Additionally, does it protect against malware or other forms of cyberattacks? What does the platform do to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening?
How secure is your data with this platform?
Data security is a hot topic and is a priority for any enterprise organization. Data is gold and if your data backup software doesn’t keep your data secure, it could result in large and nasty consequences. Can the platform protect data in transit as well as in rest? What kind of encryption does the platform offer and how does it secure the encryption keys?
Can it recover data after an incident?
Bad things happen regardless of how prepared you are, but the effectiveness of your cloud backup solution can play a big role in how fast you get back up and running. Can it restore the full-service stack in the event of a disaster? Does it deliver on its guaranteed SLAs regardless of external circumstances?
Does it protect data in SaaS?
Much of an organization’s data is likely found in SaaS services such as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce, to name a few. Your data backup software should consider these services and be able to cover these data types.
Does it protect data in IaaS?
What does the vendor offer in terms of IaaS services? These services include vendors like AWS, Google, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. How well does it protect DBMS including MS SQL, MY SQL, Oracle, and SAP HANA? How well does it protect the data types held in these storages?
Does it protect your data stored off-cloud?
If your data resides off-cloud, your solution should be able to protect services and data on-premises and at the edge. For instance, does the vendor support various types of storage and applications including volumes, databases, file systems, file shares, OS images, and hypervisor images? Can the solution automatically discover and protect the various environments and applications your organization uses?
Does it help your organization remain in regulatory compliance?
Regulatory isn’t a suggestion, so if your data backup software doesn’t help you remain in compliance, consider something else that does. Does it consider the geographic jurisdiction in which your protected data lies? Can it identify and classify sensitive data and add extra protection? Does it consider laws and regulations around the world that your organization must adhere to?
Where Does OpenText Stack Up?
We won’t spoil the entire report, but KuppingerCole rates OpenText Data Protector and Data Protector for Cloud Workloads as strong positive in security, functionality, interoperability, and usability, with a positive in deployment.
OpenText Data Backup and Resiliency solutions ensure your business operations quickly return to normal with secure, compliant backups of all company data and endpoints from a single management point. Minimize revenue loss and maintain your reputation with fast data restoration.
While you consider backup platforms, OpenText should be on your shortlist as it provides a comprehensive and secure way to protect your business-critical data and applications, whether virtual, physical, or online in the cloud.
As you continue to evaluate various vendors, be sure to access the full report to help in your search.
Learn more about OpenText Data Backup and Resiliency.
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