Data2Vault launch Asigra v14.2 to extend cyber protection to combat latest forms of ransomware

30th September 2020, von in Vendor News

With the upgrade to Asigra v14.2, Data2Vault have now added the scanning of data in Microsoft 365 OneDrive and SharePoint files, detecting zero day exploits during both the backup and recovery process. These exploits are found in embedded malware, specifically evolved, time-delayed ransomware.

This new capability complements the existing scanning of Windows network files, which is available within the Data2Vault backup service. Asigra now provides the most comprehensive multi-cloud, recovery from ransomware services in the market today.

As hacking groups develop more sophisticated ransomware strains, they continue to disrupt backup and disaster recovery solutions. Asigra has added a number of measures into v14.2 to ensure backup files are appropriately protected. This includes Advanced Multi-Factor Authentication for a range of services from processing Trash folders to user enablement.

As an enterprise-grade cloud backup service, Asigra continues to extend its support for the latest operating systems, hypervisors and applications. These include, but are not limited to, more Microsoft 2019 server environments, Microsoft 365 Teams, Oracle RDBMS 19c, and VMWare vCloud Director 9.5, 9.7 and 10.

Should you worry about ransomware infecting your network or your clients?

Yes, you should. By all measures, over the last 18 months ransomware has become the largest single cyber threat to IT operations and business continuity. It is a consistent tool used by hackers in double extortion. It is combined with either business email compromise and invoice fraud, or the exfiltration of data that is then sold on the dark web if a fee is not paid.

Evolved ransomware infects Windows data and uses Windows programming techniques to traverse networks, embedding malware into Windows files, that will start encrypting data at a pre-set, future date. In a recent study, IBM and Ponemon Institute concluded that the average time between a cyber breach and detection is 207 days. During that time evolved ransomware is contaminating data.

This means that even using air-gapped backups and scanning backup files using pattern-matching technology will not prevent a successful ransomware attack in 2020 and beyond. As the data gets infected, so do the daily backup files, irrespective of whether they are stored locally and off-site. Scanning backup and recovery files for zero day exploits and protecting backup files from deletion is the only way to combat evolved ransomware.

If you have any clients that have suffered a cyber breach, scanning with Asigra Attack Loop will tell you immediately if malware is embedded in your client’s data, at which point the data can be quarantined or deleted. For more information about selling monthly recurring revenue (MRR) SaaS backup, DR and recovery from ransomware services contact: Marc White on 0333 344 2380 or

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