Veeam and Sophos Partner to Detect Cybersecurity Threats

Published On: November 12, 2023Categories: Buzz

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.

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The integrated technologies are being leveraged to strengthen detection of cybersecurity threats, determine the warranted response, and rapidly recover impacted data.

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