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Ransomware-Mitigating the Threat of Cyber Security Attacks
Learn how to mitigate the risk of ransomware with Zerto Virtual Replication. Recover to seconds before and attack and never pay ransom for your data!

Recently, we have witnessed the increasing trend of hackers attempting to extort money from both private users, and more recently businesses, via the proliferation of various Ransomware Trojans such as CryptoLocker.

These malicious pieces of software are designed to gain access to and encrypt data and files by generating a private-public pair of keys. The data is impossible to decrypt without the private key which is usually stored on the attacker’s server until the ransom is paid.

Sometimes you just have to accept that prevention isn’t always possible, but mitigating the threat certainly is. With Zerto, systems are protected with Continuous Data Protection in the form of incremental block-level replication, which combined with the journal, Virtual Protection Groups give you the abilities to recover from ransomware attacks.

Download this data sheet for more details about how Zerto helps you remove the fear of ransomware.

The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies
This latest eBook, The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies give us an understanding of the current state of cloud data management and protection.

In this day and age, IT organizations are still learning about and adapting their cloud infrastructure. Many enterprises are either accelerating their move to the cloud or adopting cloud-native services and next-generation applications. Despite the benefits, there are still concerns around complexity, security, and management.

To help understand these concerns, Zerto sponsored new ESG research, which delves into these areas. Download the latest eBook, The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies to get an understanding of the following:

  • The current state of cloud data management and protection
  • An overview of critical concerns and challenges IT organizations will face
  • Backup and disaster recovery best practices for applications running in the cloud
  • Why and how to effectively protect your SaaS application data
Blast Radius Identification and Isolation
Security teams need access to actionable information about everything in the network—where devices are located, how they interact, and all relevant details about their configuration and state. With the Forward Networks blast radius feature, they have the ability to not only isolate devices and cut off paths after an attack, but they can also prevent hosts from being vulnerable to attackers in the first place.

When looking to identify and isolate compromised network hosts, the following questions are important to answer promptly and accurately:

  • What are all the possible paths attackers can take from the compromised host?
  • What ports can they access?
  • What objects are along these paths, and what do those devices touch?
  • Is it possible for the attackers to move laterally in the network to reach critical systems or exfiltrate data to the internet?
The Forward Enterprise blast radius feature allows security operations professionals to answer those questions with one click. They can get detailed information about a compromised host, all the other devices reachable by that compromised host, and all possible traffic flows.

Once the exposure is identified, isolating the devices is a much simpler and faster process. Read the use case for more details, including an example of how the blast radius feature can locate the host device and document in seconds every destination, protocol, and L4 port it could possibly reach.

The ROI of a Network Digital Twin
The majority of network outages cost at least $1 million in operation disruption, reputational damage, and data and financial loss. Troubleshooting and path searches are frustratingly manual, time-consuming processes. With Forward Networks’ digital twin software, such processes can be completed in seconds with actionable information in a vendor-agnostic format immediately accessible. With reduced time needed to troubleshoot costly outages, Forward’s network digital twin provides a clear and robu
How have large enterprises benefited from deploying digital twin software for their complex networks?
By reducing:
  • MTTR by 80% using Forward Networks search functionality
  • 90% of P1/P2 outages
  • Time to deploy new applications from 24 hours to one hour
  • Audit time by 80%
  • Fire-fighting by senior network engineers
Which, in turn, increases:
  • Companies’ ability to reach growth and revenue targets
  • Network security by proactively removing thousands of vulnerabilities
  • Time spent by senior network engineers focusing on projects that deliver business value
Explore the eBook for more details on how managing networks with a digital twin makes networks more agile, predictable, and secure.
Solving the BIG problems in cloud computing
The two big challenges in deploying and growing cloud usage are cost and security. Shadow IT has contributed to those challenges by causing overspending and exposing organizations to significant security risks. So, how should enterprises address both hybrid (on-premises and in the cloud) and multi-cloud challenges? This research reviews new technologies and approaches that can improve visibility for IT teams, enable security policies across the entire network, and manage costs more effectively.

Vladimir Galabov, Director, Cloud and Data Center Research, and Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, are the co-authors of this eBook from Omdia, a data, research, and consulting business that offers expert analysis and strategic insight to empower decision-making surrounding new technologies.

This eBook covers the following topics:

  • the current landscape of cloud computing, including the BIG problems
  • the advantages of using a multi-cloud approach
  • the dangers of shadow IT, including billing surprises and security breaches
  • the move of mission-critical applications to the cloud
  • the considerations regarding cloud security, including recommendations for IT teams
Key Criteria for Evaluating Data Protection for Kubernetes
Using the findings from the “Key Criteria for Evaluating Kubernetes Data Protection,” this new GigaOm report evaluates CloudCasa, a Kubernetes backup SaaS offering. CloudCasa is a Kubernetes native service with a friendly licensing model that significantly eases the initial testing and adoption of Kubernetes backup and cloud database backup. The straightforward user interface and integration helps simplify backup, migration and recovery operations while improving the return on investment.

Kubernetes is the de-facto standard for container orchestration, and it’s being used by born-in-the-cloud startups and cloud-native enterprises alike. In 2021, Kubernetes was in production on-premises, in the cloud, and even at the edge for many different types of applications, including those that Kubernetes wasn’t initially built for.

Kubernetes was never really built for stateful applications and, by default, lacks features for data protection. However, we see many organizations building and running their stateful applications on top of Kubernetes, indicating there’s a gap in functionality between what Kubernetes offers and what the (enterprise) market wants.

Unfortunately, existing data protection tools, mostly built for legacy technologies such as virtual machines, do not fit well into the container paradigm. Vendors are adapting existing solutions or creating new products from scratch that are often better aligned with the cloud-native and container paradigms.

The market for cloud-native data protection is growing rapidly, with both incumbent vendors and challengers competing for completeness of features, and differences can be observed between those targeting more traditional infrastructure alignment and those aimed at fully cloud-native environments.

In any case, we see a growing need for flexible, adaptive solutions that can meet the changing requirements of their customers. Multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-environment (including edge), multi-team, and self-service capabilities are quickly becoming differentiating features that ensure successful adoption, not for just one use case but for continuously changing use cases across the entire enterprise.

CloudCasa is the perfect example of this type of modern solution that can adapt quickly to changing business and technical needs. Designed to be Kubernetes native, it is a SaaS offering with a friendly licensing model that significantly eases the initial testing and adoption of the solution.

Microsoft 365 Security Checklist
It's in the cloud so Microsoft secures your data – right? Well, not exactly. Proper security is tailored to an infrastructure's unique requirements and responds to a constantly evolving attack and threat landscape. You can't just rely on Microsoft default settings. You need to do more than just 'set it and forget'. The Microsoft 365 Security Checklist shows you all the security settings and configurations you need to know for each M365 license to properly secure your environment.

It's in the cloud so Microsoft secures your data – right? Well, not exactly. Proper security is tailored to an infrastructure's unique requirements and responds to a constantly evolving attack and threat landscape. You can't just rely on Microsoft default settings. You need to do more than just 'set it and forget'.

The Microsoft 365 Security Checklist shows you all the security settings and configurations you need to know for each M365 license to properly secure your environment. Written by veteran IT consultant and trainer Paul Schnackenburg, this free 100+ page eBook covers:

•    Identity
•    Email
•    Teams
•    Applications
•    Endpoint Manager
•    Information Protection
•    Secure Score
•    Business Premium and Microsoft 365 E3 / E5
•    And more.

The guide contains full explanations of all the important security parameters, the step-by-step processes of how to access, how to optimally configure them, and a full checklist to ensure you don't miss anything!

Depending on what your business is and what sector you operate, there might a minimum requirement of what should be in place to satisfy insurance policies, global data laws or general compliance. So, make sure you take the time to figure out what your business needs to be compliant and protected.

Secure your data and business, work through the checklist today.

2022 Data Protection Trends
The largest data protection industry report from 3,000+ IT leaders.
3,000+ business and IT leaders were surveyed on their IT and data protection strategies, including their plans for 2022. Learn more.
How Mobile App Protection Fits into a Broader Security Strategy
Mobile app security is a key, but often overlooked aspect of an organization’s broader security plan. Neglecting mobile security leaves organizations vulnerable to security incidents and breaches, even if their servers and networks are protected. In this solution guide, Guardsquare presents a history and overview of various security strategies, the growing importance of mobile app security, and steps that an organization can take to strengthen the security postures of their mobile apps.

Prioritizing Mobile Application Security

Despite the increase of cyberattacks targeting mobile applications, most organizations neglect, or deprioritize mobile application security until it’s too late. The coverage of high-profile breaches and security incidents involving mobile apps in the news tells us that mobile app security should be a high priority in every organization’s broader security strategy. Failing to properly secure your mobile apps can result in the following:

●    Financial loss
●    Reputational damage
●    Customer data loss
●    IP theft
●    And more

This whitepaper shows organizations how to prioritize mobile app security by focusing on building better relationships between development and security teams. This resource also provides a history and overview of software development and steps that an organization can follow to build a concrete strategy to strengthen their overall mobile app security posture.

Download the full report here.

Fast-tracking your restaurant's digital transformation
Quick service restaurants are experiencing a surge in post-COVID innovation as customer buying behaviors are changed forever. New AI-driven smart applications are appearing that can help deliver on these needs. The bad news is that all these new capabilities mean more IT systems that have to be installed and managed at each location. What if you could accelerate in-restaurant application delivery across all your locations, whilst minimizing infrastructure costs, and reducing complexity?

QSR gets fast and personal

Quick service restaurants are experiencing a surge in post-COVID innovation as customer buying behaviors are changed forever. Customers increasingly demand a better experience - personalization, touchless ordering, smart drive-thrus with pick-up times measured in seconds, and highly consistent food quality.

The good news is that new AI-driven smart applications are appearing that can help deliver on these needs. The bad news is that all these new capabilities mean more IT systems that have to be installed and managed at each location. This leads to high infrastructure costs, more pressure on valuable floor-space, and increased reliance on expensive IT skills to keep things running.

What if you could accelerate in-restaurant application delivery across all your locations, whilst minimizing infrastructure costs, and reducing complexity?

In this whitepaper, Sunlight explores:
●    The new shape of quick service restaurants
●    The rise of smart applications
●    Typical examples of smart application benefits
●    Why smart applications need to run where the data happens
●    How Sunlight can help

With the right support, it can be possible to:
●    Pay less than $5,000 per site for an edge computing node
●    Deploy applications in 10 minutes
●    Remove the need for in-restaurant IT skills

Understanding the key requirements for deploying edge computing
Sunlight.io, the edge infrastructure company, commissioned analyst firm Omdia to conduct a piece of research into the challenges of deploying applications at the edge. The report brings to the fore that while edge computing isn’t new in itself, recent digitisation and consumer demands mean enterprises are shifting to edge - driven by low latency, data gravity and data privacy requirements. But a lot is still undefined.

Edge drivers and challenges

Sunlight.io, the edge infrastructure company, commissioned analyst firm Omdia to conduct a piece of research into the challenges of deploying applications at the edge. The report brings to the fore that while edge computing isn’t new in itself, recent digitisation and consumer demands mean enterprises are shifting to edge - driven by low latency, data gravity and data privacy requirements. But a lot is still undefined.

The paper explores:
●    Why defining the edge is not as easy as it sounds
●    What is driving this push to the edge?
●    The challenges of deploying the edge
●    Why the move to cloud-native is a new opportunity for HCI
●    Some final thoughts


A Guide to Microsoft Office 365 Data Protection with NAKIVO Backup & Replication
This white paper offers an overview of Microsoft’s shared responsibility model, the main threats to Microsoft Office 365 data, and how to counter them. It goes through the key considerations when choosing a data protection solution for your Microsoft 365 data, focusing on how NAKIVO can help protect your Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online data.
This white paper offers an overview of Microsoft’s shared responsibility model, the main threats to Microsoft Office 365 data, and how to counter them. It goes through the key considerations when choosing a data protection solution for your Microsoft 365 data, focusing on how NAKIVO can help protect your Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online data.
Why backup is breaking hyper-converged infrastructure and how to fix it
The goal of a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is to simplify how to apply compute, network and storage resources to applications. Ideally, the data center’s IT needs are consolidated down to a single architecture that automatically scales as the organization needs to deploy more applications or expand existing ones. The problem is that the backup process often breaks the consolidation effort by requiring additional independent architectures to create a complete solution.

How Backup Breaks Hyperconvergence

Backup creates several separate architectures outside of the HCI architecture. Each of these architectures need independent management. First, the backup process will often require a dedicated backup server. That server will run on a stand-alone system and then connect to the HCI solution to perform a backup. Second, the dedicated backup server will almost always have its own storage system to store data backed up from the HCI. Third, there are some features, like instant recovery and off-site replication, that require production quality storage to function effectively.

The answer for IT is to find a backup solution that fully integrates with the HCI solution, eliminating the need to create these additional silos.

Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and targeting organizations of all sizes and industries. Given the value of data to business today and the alarming rise in cyberattacks, securing and protecting critical data assets is one of the most important responsibilities in the enterprise. To help you fulfill this essential mission, we’ve pulled together some best practices to help you lock down your data and reduce the risk posed by ransomware and other security breaches.
The threat of ransomware is growing, while businesses are relying more and more on data. Is your IT team prepared to shield critical data and infrastructure from cyber criminals?

Thankfully, new best practices, strategies, and technologies can help you meet the threat head on.

With our eBook, “Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats: Best Practices for Backup and Recovery” you’ll gain insight from our subject matter experts that will:
  • Help you lock down your data and reduce the risk of ransomware attacks freezing your business
  • Teach you about critical IT tactics to consider as part of your backup and recovery strategy
  • Get a conversation started in your organization about security and meeting key service level objectives  for the business