February 17, 2023

JuiceIT Guest Blog | Veeam Platform: Reliable and Fast Recovery from Ransomware in a Hybrid World.

John Wood
Head of Systems Engineering, Australia and New Zealand, Veeam
Ransomware attacks have become a growing concern for organisations of all sizes in Australia and New Zealand, resulting in significant financial losses and damage to reputation and customer trust. In today’s hybrid digital age, data is critical for businesses and its protection is essential. Having a robust backup strategy in place is crucial for protecting against ransomware attacks. This is where having a platform that can support your needs today and provides a foundation for where organisations want to take their business tomorrow. This is where Veeam Platform comes in.

The Veeam Platform provides organisations with data resiliency through relentless security, fast, reliable recovery, and data freedom solutions for their hybrid cloud. It seamlessly integrates with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, and offers native backup and application mobility for Kubernetes. Additionally, it has integrations with some of the most data-intensive SaaS workloads, giving you the freedom to choose the solution that best fits your needs. With Veeam, you can rest assured that your data is protected and can be recovered quickly in the event of a cyber attack.

How do we do this? It starts with a muti-layered approach to cyber resiliency.

First and foremost, having trusted immutable backups is the foundation of any successful ransomware protection strategy. Immutable backups cannot be modified or deleted, even by an attacker who has gained access to your systems. This ensures that even if an attacker encrypts or modifies your data, you will still have a pristine copy of your data that can be restored. Veeam Platform’s immutable backups provide an air-gapped, tamper-proof copy of your data, ensuring that in the event of an attack, you can restore your data without having to pay a ransom to the attacker.

Secondly, having alerts and notifications set up to let you know when suspicious activity is happening with your backups is crucial. Veeam Platform provides granular data change tracking, and it also offers advanced security options, such as malware detection, that help to detect and respond to a ransomware attack early on. This allows you to act quickly and remediate any issues before they turn into a crisis, minimizing the damage caused.

Thirdly, in the event of a ransomware attack, the ability to recover your data quickly and reliably is imperative to business resilience. Veeam Platform can restore your data in minutes, rather than hours or days, ensuring that you can minimize the impact of an attack on your organisation. Additionally, Veeam’s Platform can act as an ‘air-gapped’ copy of data which can be used for recovery in case of an attack.

Fourthly, manual tasks can slow down and impede the recovery process. Veeam Platform provides powerful recovery orchestration and automation capabilities, which ensures that you can remove manual tasks from DR execution, including automatically testing your plan to ensure it can meet your SLAs. This ensures that in the event of an attack, you are able to restore your data as quickly as possible.

Lastly, having the support of a reputable backup vendor is invaluable in navigating the often complex and confusing process of recovering from a ransomware attack. Veeam Platform offers a wide range of services including onboarding, account management, and even a Ransomware SWAT team to assist in the event of a ransomware attack. This ensures that you have the support you need to effectively recover from a ransomware attack.

In conclusion, backups are your best line of defence against a ransomware attack. By having immutable backups, alerts and notifications, fast and reliable recovery, recovery orchestration and automation, and support, you can ensure that in the event of an attack, you are able to quickly and effectively restore your data and minimize the impact on your organisation. And Veeam Platform provides all these features making it a comprehensive protection solution against a ransomware attack for Australian and New Zealand audiences.

For more on data protection, backup and ransomware defence from Veeam register for JuiceIT 2023 and see Veeam Platform’s presentation “Reliable and Fast Recovery from Ransomware in a Hybrid World”.