Nutanix Enhances Rapid Ransomware Defense

By Stefania Viscusi  |  October 13, 2023

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multicloud computing, unveiled a suite of new features within the Nutanix Cloud Platform designed to bolster cyber resilience.

Recent statistics reveal that while 93 percent of organizations acknowledge the urgency of preparing for ransomware attacks today, yet there remains a glaring need for better readiness.

Ransomware attackers are becoming increasingly proficient today, causing the average duration of attacks to surge by 94 percent. This emphasizes the importance of rapid detection and recovery as traditional efforts often take days or even weeks, and incomplete recovery can continue to disrupt operations long after an attack has concluded.

These latest enhancements by Nutanix are focused on safeguarding unstructured data against ransomware threats. Available now in Nutanix Data Lens and Nutanix Unified Storage solutions, the features empower organizations to swiftly identify threats, defend against further damage, and initiate a one-click recovery process within just 20 minutes of exposure.

With Nutanix Data Lens, a SaaS (News - Alert)-based data security solution, it is possibel to proactively assess and mitigate risks associated with unstructured data. New enhancements make it possible to detect and block ransomware attacks within just 20 minutes to help minimize the overall impact and protect unstructured data. It also has a new one-click recovery option, which identifies the last known good snapshot and automatically restores the data from that point.

“Many organizations struggle with managing data protection across storage silos and clouds, especially when it comes to data governance and security,” said Thomas Cornely, SVP, Product Management at Nutanix. “With these new ransomware detection and recovery features, the Nutanix Cloud Platform provides built-in ransomware protection, data visibility and automated data governance for Nutanix Files and Objects across clouds to simplify data protection and strengthen an organization’s cyber resilience posture.”

To empower using object storage with Nutanix with better security and compliance, it's now easier for them to manage their data seamlessly across different cloud environments as they can access the same intelligence and forensics tools available in both Nutanix Files and Nutanix Objects solutions.

“Rapid detection and rapid recovery are two of the most critical elements in successful ransomware planning, yet remain a challenge for many organizations especially as they manage data across multiple clouds,” said Scott Sinclair, Practice Director with the Enterprise Strategy Group (News - Alert). “Nutanix Data Lens and Nutanix Unified Storage, Nutanix Cloud Platform now provides a 20-minute detection window and one-click recovery, with cyber resilience integrated at the unstructured data layer to simplify cyber resilience while accelerating both detection and recovery.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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