Clumio, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based enterprise backup vendor, has announced the availability of Clumio RansomProtect, an air-gapped ransomware protection solution for VMware / VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon Web Services (EC2/RDS/EBS), and Microsoft M365.
The product is designed to eliminate the need for businesses to locate a second air gap site, buy more hardware, manage a separate backup network or manage air gap network security. Offered as a service, the platform features storage, end-to-end encryption, multi-factor authentication and a “bring your own key” option. Clumio says the platform also meets ISO 27001, PCI, AICPA SOC, and HIPAA certification and compliance designations.
Ransomware fears escalated earlier this year when bad actors targeted the healthcare sector. The increased threat to healthcare organizations prompted the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to issue an advisory that urged healthcare providers to take immediate action to prevent an attack. Although healthcare is the recent target, no organization is immune to ransomware attacks. Security researchers have tracked a growing ransomware threat during Q3 2020, including a massive spike in September.
“Traditional approaches to ransomware protection are way too complex, requiring additional hardware on-premises or the need to replicate snapshots in the public cloud,” said Chadd Kenney, vice president and chief technologist at Clumio. “The end result is weeks or months of implementation, high costs, and heavy management, all while ultimately not providing the level of protection organizations require. Enterprises demand a greater level of protection.”
Clumio RansomProtect is available today in North America via a free trial.
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