What will you do when ransomware locks you out?
It’s not as simple as recovering your latest backup.
Organizations must guard against malware on many fronts. But as devices on your network proliferate and connect to a growing constellation of online services, the universe of potential attack vectors expands. In fact, it may be impossible to stop malicious code from ever entering your IT environment.
Your backup data is your last line of defense. Without it, you have nothing to fall back on when ransomware strikes.
Advanced ransomware lays low, undetected, for months before it detonates. While it waits, it infiltrates your backup repositories. Now, restoring a backup also restores that long-hidden, dormant ransomware, triggering a costly Attack-Loop™ that could set back your IT environment months. In some cases, ransomware even deletes your old backups.
Keep the threat actors sufficiently frustrated, so they’ll move on
If the Threat Actors want to, they will find a way to get your data. It’s just a matter of how much they are willing to expend. So, what to do then? Is there any hope?
The strategy to employ is to always be ready for the inevitable but also raise the ‘costs’ to the Threat Actors. Raise their costs in terms of effort, time, skill, and minimize their likelihood of success. If the cost is too high, they’ll move on.
Step-up Backup Security with Asigra
Bi-Directional Malware Detection
Real-time AI-Powered malware prevention scans backups and restores, isolating malicious code and alerts administrators of infections.
Built-in, passwordless Step-up Multi-Factor Authentication protecting both users and backup tasks vulnerable to attacks.
Variable Repository Naming
Avoid your backups being a sitting duck simply creating a moving target gives you the upper-hand. If it can’t find them, it can’t delete them, nor does it know what storage volumes, file systems, or buckets to delete.
Instead of actually deleting the record, soft-delete moves the data to a hidden folder for a set period of time pre-determined by the admin, deceiving the malware into thinking it has eliminated the backups.
NIST FIPS 140-2 Certification
AES 256-bit in-flight and at-rest data encryption protects your data to the highest level of security and compliance.
Prevent the Attack-Loop
Only Asigra prevents the ransomware Attack-Loop™. Our sophisticated AI-Powered bio-directional and signature-less malware detection engines identify, quarantine and notifies backup administrators of any unauthorized or malicious embedded code, including unknown and “zero day” attacks, attempting to penetrate backup and replication streams.
Bi-Directional Malware Detection
On backup, all files are scanned in real-time, isolating malicious code and alerting administrators of infection. Before restoration, legacy recovery files are scanned again to prevent the Attack-Loop™.
Zero-Day Exploit Protection
Our signature-less technology does not only rely on a database of known malware to identify unauthorized code.
Variable File Naming
Renames file repositories in non-standard formats to prevent recognition and deletion of your backups by viruses.
Immutability Subversion Attack
Immutable retention, or WORM (write once, read many), used to prevent anyone other than administrators from deleting, modifying or moving a file from storage. But the attackers know how to do this too. It doesn’t take a skilled hacker too long to get around it, especially when so many leave their back doors wide open. Without a multi-step, multi-approver process, hackers beat immutability simply by using the backup software against itself to circumvent storage immutability and expire retention periods. Making your last line of defense — backups, disappear for good.
Integrated Step-Up MFA
Backup applications are notoriously unprotected. Most have no integrated Multi Factor Authentication, while the handful do, only have front door protection, leaving the back door exposed. Deep MFA means imbedding MFA to every single backup task that affects the data within the application. Tasks such as backup schedules, retention time, backup location and replication.
App-centric Multi-Factor-Authentication enabled passwordless sign-in available throughout the software stack to protect sensitive data at multiple levels in the system. Once logged in, administrators can configure access to control which users can sign into the Asigra Management Console and other mission critical areas of the application without using a password.
Unifies immutable retention and application credential protection to prevent any unauthorized source from deleting or modifying backup data on the storage repository.
Secure Setup Wizard
The Secure Setup Wizard provides management console users with a guided tour through the initial setup process, including configuration of security settings, DS-System and DS-Client connections, users and permissions, and email/alert settings. Easy to use, hard to by-pass.
For the first time, backup software has built-in, password-free, deep multi-factor authentication across its entirety.
PCS Trade Union
Began an initiative to enhance its hardware, software and services to strengthen its IT operations to ensure security and compliance.
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