Veeam Software has announced a strategic partnership with Sophos through which the Veeam Data Platform will integrate with Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR), adding a new layer of human-led threat detection and response.
Leveraging the integration, the Veeam Data Platform monitors an organization’s environment to detect potential threats against customers’ production workloads and their backup environment. Should a threat be identified, such as an attacker attempting to tamper with backups, Veeam sends an alert to Sophos MDR—a fully-managed threat hunting, detection and response service that provides a 24/7 security team that rapidly identifies and neutralizes complex attacks, including ransomware, network breaches, and hands-on keyboard adversaries.
“Active adversaries are remarkably adept at evolving their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), often outpacing the detection capabilities of many organizations, as evidenced by Sophos X-Ops threat intelligence,” said Marty Ward, vice president of technology operations at Sophos. “The need for secure backups is paramount, and always-on security operations is imperative in fortifying this business-critical data.”
Additional benefits of the partnership include advanced threat detection and prevention capabilities from Sophos, with backups and versioning provided by Veeam; improved threat response time; comprehensive monitoring of internal and external threats; and prevention against accidental data deletion.
The Veeam Data Platform and Sophos MDR integration is expected to be available later this year.
The integrated technologies are being leveraged to strengthen detection of cybersecurity threats, determine the warranted response, and rapidly recover impacted data.