Rampant ransomware attacks exploit vulnerabilities to breach companies, encrypt data, and extort painfully large ransom payouts. The cost of a ransomware attack can be astronomical. By investing in a solution that ensures your data is well-defended against these attacks, you can prevent ever facing the decision of whether or not to pay a ransom. Here are three reasons immutable backups are your best defense against ransomware 👇
1) Immutable Backups Can’t Be Altered or Deleted
Immutable backups provide robust data protection because they are impervious to ransomware attacks. Backed-up data is converted to a write-once-read-many-times immutable format that can’t be deleted or changed by hackers or admins. Even if hackers get their hands on compromised admin credentials and gain full access to your network, immutability makes it harder for them to delete your copies or alter the data’s state. While immutability is still slowly being adopted, the good news is that cost-effective immutable solutions are now available that are a good fit for any size business. And these solutions can be deployed quickly and easily, adding a crucial layer of data protection.
2) Snapshots: The Key to Continuous Data Protection
There are several vital components within an immutable data backup solution. First is an immutable object store, with every object written only once and never modified. Any modification you make to the file system always creates a new object. This kind of continuous data protection takes snapshots every 90 seconds. These snapshots are a view of the file system at the instant the snapshot is taken. Since the underlying objects are immutable, your data is always safe. Even better, snapshots let you go back to specific points in time and recover entire file systems in minutes.
3) Intelligent Tiering Saves Money
Intelligent data tiering is another critical component of an immutable storage solution. An ideal system uses analytics to identify frequently used data that your organization should always back up and infrequently used data that doesn’t need to be backed up as often. That gives you an intelligent, tiered data architecture for fast access to mission-critical information. It also helps you save money on data storage while keeping your essential data safe.
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