Nasuni Ransomware Protection protects critical business data from ransomware attacks

Nasuni has announced Nasuni Ransomware Protection, a new add-on service to the latest version of the Nasuni File Data Platform that provides online ransomware edge detection capabilities for file data.

The new service gives businesses greater confidence that their file data can not only be recovered quickly after an attack, but they can now quickly detect attacks live and reduce the time and resources needed to discover the source of the threat. Combined with a robust ability to restore millions of files in seconds, Nasuni now delivers a scalable, cost-effective level of cyber resiliency for unstructured data that is far more powerful and efficient than traditional file storage, backup solutions and other cloud file service offerings.

The new Nasuni Ransomware Protection service, combined with the existing recovery capabilities of the Nasuni File Data Platform, aligns with the National Institute of Standards (NIST) model for mitigating ransomware through identification capabilities, protection, detection, response and recovery.

Detect and protect early to mitigate ransomware attacks and get back to business quickly

The Nasuni Ransomware Protection add-on service detects attacks earlier than traditional solutions that rely on a centralized approach to file scanning. Since Nasuni’s ransomware detection capability is online and running, as soon as new file data is created by users or applications at any peripheral location, emerging ransomware attacks are detected in real time. The service can also scale easily to protect hundreds of edge locations and petabytes of file data.

Unlike other ransomware detection offerings that require expensive and complex third-party components, Nasuni Ransomware Protection can be easily activated by new and existing Nasuni customers without additional infrastructure.

New Ransomware Recovery Patent

In recognition of the unique capabilities and features of Nasuni’s new ransomware protection solution, the United States Patent and Trademark Office grants Nasuni U.S. Patent No. 11,336,685, titled “Native Global File System in the cloud with rapid ransomware recovery”.

Traditional data backup and protection approaches don’t work for file data

Unstructured file data is one of the main targets of ransomware attacks, as it is critical to most businesses, accounting for over 80% of all enterprise data, and the attack surface has exploded with more employees working from home. Traditional data protection offerings from backup vendors cannot respond quickly enough with their second-copy architecture. The time it takes to locate data and “copy” it into an “active” state for the business can take days or weeks.

Nasuni’s unique architecture, leveraging cloud object storage, allows customers to store unlimited, immutable snapshots that can be retained for as long as needed. This drastically reduces the time needed to recover from a ransomware attack – including identifying the source and scope of the attack and restoring uncorrupted versions of files – to hours or days.

Russ Kennedy, Product Manager at Nasuni, commented, “Typical NAS solutions lack ransomware detection and recovery capabilities, even though they house up to 80% of an organization’s data, and the detection of an attack can take hours, days or even months. The goal of our new Ransomware Protection service is for our customers to prevent data loss and avoid paying ransoms to attackers.

Nasuni transforms legacy file infrastructure with a set of file data services that simplifies global infrastructures, provides 24/7 business continuity, optimizes user productivity, delivers breakthrough business insights and the ability to choose one or more cloud providers. This latest innovation augments Nasuni’s core data protection capabilities and addresses the growing market need for ransomware detection that is built into the storage solutions themselves.

Joe Marando, Chief Information Officer at The Jerde Partnership, added: “When we were hit by a ransomware attack, it took some time to investigate and finally triage the issue. When you walk through something like this and the extent of the attack isn’t immediately clear, you go into alarm mode. Knowing that Nasuni relieves my team of ensuring ransomware attacks are detected as they happen with detailed logging to help us target the attack means we can isolate the threat immediately and reach the recovery point faster.

Also included in the latest version of the Nasuni file data platform are the Nasuni Dashboards, which provide customers with pre-built dashboards to monitor the health and performance of their Nasuni managed platform.

Nasuni Ransomware Protection is available immediately as an add-on service in the latest version of the Nasuni File Data Platform.

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