Elevating Data Resilience and Cybersecurity

Discover Veritas 360 Defense: A game-changing architecture for robust data resilience and cybersecurity. Unify protection, governance, and security to safeguard your organization’s digital assets

Veritas Technologies, a leading provider of secure multi-cloud data resilience solutions, has unveiled Veritas 360 Defense, a pioneering architecture in its domain that seamlessly integrates top-notch data protection, data governance, and data security capabilities. Veritas 360 Defense offers a distinctive array of cyber resilience features, coupled with integration with leading security partners such as CrowdStrike, CyberArk, Qualys, Semperis, and Symantec by Broadcom. The battle-tested Veritas 360 Defense has faced real-world ransomware variants in the Veritas REDLab.

New research findings indicate that it takes an average of 73 days to identify and contain a ransomware attack. Andy Ng, Vice President and Managing Director of Asia South and Pacific Region at Veritas, emphasized the collaborative nature of cybersecurity in today’s complex multi-cloud environments. The response to malware often involves multiple teams using disparate tools, resulting in prolonged recovery times or even insurmountable challenges. Veritas 360 Defense effectively addresses these issues by unifying data security, data protection, and data governance within its security ecosystem. This integration enhances cyber resilience, enabling organizations to swiftly restore and recover, enhance access management, and proactively mitigate threats.

The Veritas 360 Defense reference architecture builds upon Veritas’ native security capabilities in data security, data protection, and data governance. It further elevates cyber resiliency with REDLab Validation, new product enhancements, and collaborations with key security partners.

The Veritas REDLab program provides organizations with validated best practices and deployment blueprints to mitigate risks. It accomplishes this by rigorously subjecting integrated solutions to real-world ransomware attacks in a state-of-the-art, isolated REDLab test environment.

Veritas is strengthening its cyber recovery capabilities by introducing malware scanning for new workloads, including Kubernetes, as well as anomaly detection of administrator actions and data entropy. Simplified recovery malware scanning workflows and added support for Azure Active Directory enhance the offering. Moreover, multi-person authorization for critical operations has been implemented to fortify backup and recovery infrastructure.

The integration with security partners brings advanced threat protection, privileged access management, vulnerability assessment and remediation, automated malware-free Active Directory forest recovery, and protection for primary and secondary data sets.

Bill Driver, Vice President of Information Technology at Rio Hotel & Casino, expressed trust in Veritas and its partners, noting that it simplifies the security landscape, allowing teams to focus on transformational activities while remaining protected against cyberattacks.

Krista Macomber, an analyst specializing in data protection, security, and cyber resiliency at The Futurum Group, highlighted the need for pre-tested solutions within an ecosystem to expedite recovery from cyberattacks and reduce associated costs.

Several industry experts also provided their perspectives on this development:

  • Joe Nocera from PwC praised the value of deploying pre-tested solutions from a tightly knit ecosystem of vendor partners to simplify the protection process and enhance overall security posture.
  • Daniel Bernard, Chief Business Officer at CrowdStrike, emphasized the importance of robust IT hygiene to respond quickly to threats and ensure business resilience.
  • Clarence Hinton, Chief Strategy Officer at CyberArk, emphasized the role of securing identities to minimize business risk and guard against malicious cyberattacks.
  • Shailesh Athalye, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Qualys, highlighted the collaboration with Veritas to assess, prioritize, and remediate ransomware-causing vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.
  • Darren Mar-Elia, Vice President of Products at Semperis, expressed a commitment to providing comprehensive protection for hybrid identity environments and highlighted the joint efforts with Veritas to enhance ransomware response capabilities.
  • Alex Au Yeung, Chief Product Officer at Symantec Enterprise Division, Broadcom, emphasized the reduction of data threats through collaboration to ensure data security and reduce the risk of ransomware attacks.

Veritas Technologies’ introduction of the Veritas 360 Defense architecture marks a significant advancement in the field of data resilience and cybersecurity. By seamlessly integrating data protection, data governance, and data security capabilities, along with their collaborative partnerships with leading security vendors, Veritas is equipping organizations with the tools they need to effectively combat the growing threat of ransomware and cyberattacks. With a strong focus on reducing recovery times and enhancing cyber resilience, this innovation ensures that businesses can safeguard their data, recover with confidence, and ultimately maintain a stronger security posture in an increasingly complex digital landscape.