Commvault Enhances Data Protection Against Advanced Cyber Threats

Cutting-edge advancements detect and respond to cyberthreats swiftly, reducing data risks and preventing costly disruptions within minutes.

Commvault®, a leader in enterprise data protection and the pioneer of cyber deception in the data protection industry, has unveiled new security capabilities across its entire portfolio. This marks a significant milestone for Commvault as it enhances its offerings to help businesses proactively secure, defend, and recover their data against increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats. As part of these advancements, Commvault has expanded its security ecosystem through integrations with Microsoft and CyberArk.

Commvault has revolutionized data protection by incorporating early warning technologies that fortify defenses against potential threats, safeguard enterprise data in the event of a breach, and ensure recoverability to maintain resilience against evolving cyber threats. With its unique combination of early warning systems, comprehensive threat monitoring, and cyber deception for both production and backup environments, Commvault can detect threats in as little as five minutes, compared to the industry average of 24 hours. By enabling early detection of zero-day vulnerabilities and insider threats, Commvault technology safeguards data against breaches and cyberattacks.

Scheduled for release in Q2, Commvault’s advanced security features are seamlessly managed and delivered through the user-friendly Commvault Cloud Command interface. This unified platform offers centralized management for all Commvault offerings, presenting an integrated dashboard that provides comprehensive telemetry and observability into key indicators of Commvault software. It offers a holistic view of health status, risk levels, security and recovery indicators, enabling businesses to make informed decisions, strengthen security postures, and ensure cleaner and more efficient data recoverability.

The new capabilities introduced by Commvault include:

  1. Commvault Cloud Command: A unified platform and user interface (UI) that enables universal management of all Commvault offerings. It provides a single source of information, offering full visibility into various aspects of Commvault investments, such as health status, risk levels, security, and recovery indicators.
  2. Commvault Risk Analysis: Empowered by machine learning (ML), Commvault Risk Analysis identifies and safeguards sensitive data, enabling organizations to discover, analyze, and secure such data to prevent cyber exposure and potential data exfiltration.
  3. Commvault Threat Scan: Facilitates the detection and quarantine of corrupted or suspicious datasets. Threat Scan allows businesses to locate and isolate malware and threats present in backup content, ensuring clean recoveries while minimizing the risk of reinfection.
  4. Commvault Auto Recovery: A cyber analysis tool that assesses recovery readiness on a large scale and provides a framework for forensic analysis to validate and sanitize recovery points. This helps prevent future incidents by enabling organizations to recover workloads at scale from cyberattacks securely and with minimal data loss and downtime.
  5. ThreatWise Advisor: Integrates intelligent logic into Commvault backup environments to recommend optimal decoy placement and further strengthen the security of critical workloads.

“Commvault has spent the last four years redefining and expanding the capabilities of our platform to bridge the gap between IT and security. As a result, our customers can now be on the offense, taking it to the attackers by consolidating threat defense, backup, and recovery in a way that’s never been done before,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO, Commvault.

“Today we advance on our vision of enhanced data protection that establishes a seamless relationship between threat events and backups – resulting in a rapid and reliable solution for data recovery in the event of a cyber incident,” said Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Chief Product Officer, Commvault.

In the event that enterprises need to recover from an attack or outage, Commvault’s proactive and reliable recoverability across the industry’s broadest workload coverage reduces downtime and accelerates response times for business continuity.

“We love the simplicity of the Commvault dashboard. With just a few clicks, we can restore a virtual machine or backups after an attack which is vital in our line of work as a pharmaceutical company with very sensitive data,” said Paul Vries, IT Consultant, Bilthoven Biologicals. “Commvault gives us confidence that we can manage, protect, and recover data in the cloud and on-premises, even in the worst-case scenario.”

“Ransomware protection guarantees are quite in vogue and do provide important benefits,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Vice President, IDC. “However, it’s better to have rapid, certain and accurate recovery that avoids the need for a guarantee claim. Commvault is looking at the ransomware problem by seeking to avoid the costs associated with data breach downtime altogether through continuous, proactive threat monitoring and remediation. This type of approach can help stop threats before they do real damage to the bottom line. It’s pretty simple: the only path to true resiliency is through active defense backed by bullet-proof recovery.”

In order to protect a wide range of workloads effectively, strong technology and engineering partnerships are essential. Commvault recognizes this and has announced collaborations with Microsoft and CyberArk to integrate its technology with their respective security platforms. This expansion of its security ecosystem enables organizations to enhance their security posture by leveraging automated incident response, fostering improved collaboration, and gaining deeper insights into the threat landscape.

The collaboration between Commvault and Microsoft Sentinel introduces bi-directional integration, resulting in an elevated security posture and enhanced collaboration between backup environments and security systems. This interoperability empowers IT and SecOps teams with automated orchestration capabilities across both systems, enabling them to obtain combined insights into cyber events, implement actionable countermeasures, and optimize incident response.

Clarence Hinton, Chief Strategy Officer at CyberArk, emphasized the significance of compromised credentials as the primary cause of cyberattacks and data exfiltration. He highlighted the value of Commvault’s integration with the CyberArk Identity Security Platform and existing plug-ins, which enable organizations to follow robust Zero Trust architecture practices, implement stringent lifecycle credential policies, and ensure compliance with the most stringent regulations. The integration also introduces secrets management functionality, which significantly mitigates the risk of credential theft by segregating credential storage from backup environments.

These advanced security features provided by Commvault, delivered through the intuitive Commvault Cloud Command interface, empower businesses with enhanced visibility, robust risk analysis, efficient threat detection, reliable recovery readiness testing, and intelligent recommendations for optimal security measures.

Commvault’s latest security innovations, including these integrations, will be available in the second quarter of the year through Commvault and its extensive global partner network. For detailed information on Commvault’s integrations, visit the Supporting Technologies page.