October 10, 2021

Why Your Unstructured Data Needs Three Layers of Protection

Cyber-attacks are no longer a question of if, but when. They’re estimated to happen every 11 seconds, and cost companies an average of $13M — figures that continue to climb. Companies that are lax with protection policies and enforcement open themselves up to reputation damage and lawsuits, as regulatory trends are increasingly holding companies accountable for compromised data. In short, if your business manages large amounts of unstructured data, your cyber protection strategy may be the single most important decision you make.

At TeraSky, we make sure we’re experts on every security solution on the market, so you don’t have to be. One excellent — and important — the solution is Superna Eyeglass Ransomware Defender for Dell EMC PowerScale and ECS systems. It boosts the cyber resiliency of unstructured data by providing customers A to Z capabilities to protect data, detect attack events in real-time, and recover quickly. Ransomware Defenders approach involves three layers:


1. Protection

Ransomware Defender introduces smart air-gap technology, a “last resort” protection on top of the standard resiliency strategy components like access controls, immutable copies of data, anti-virus, and anti-malware. Air-gap technology creates a copy of the company’s data in a cyber vault that is fully isolated from the production environment. Further changes are completed periodically by closing the air-gap only once it has been confirmed that no security breaches have occurred in the production site. This way, a “clean” copy of the data is always preserved.


2. Detection

Certain patterns of data access are “tells” for cyber-attacks — for example, mass deletion of data, mass encryption of data, unauthorized network access, or a clear change in user behavior. By configuring certain event triggers like alerts or automation interruptions based on these tells, Ransomware Defender detects attacks in real-time.


3. Recovery

In the event that an attack manages to be neither prevented nor detected, Ransomware Defender offers the final option of failing over to the cyber vault, enabling a single-click failover without using complicated or outdated run-books. If data recovery is needed, the company can access the immutable snapshots in the cyber vault.

This three-pronged approach to data security is fairly unique for a single solution and can significantly improve resiliency to recover your business operations faster. Based on the volume and nature of the data you manage on Dell PowerScale or another EMC system, TeraSky can help determine whether Superna Eyeglass Ransomware Defender is a good fit for your needs. Contact us today to speak with an expert!


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