Ransomware, a popular virus with strong encryption, often implants virus programs into target computers in the form of phishing and vulnerability attacks, and attacks by encrypting or destroying files or even all data on the disk, and then decrypting The key is a bargaining chip to demand a ransom of varying amounts from the target government, enterprise or individual. Ransomware attacks have been an excellent way for hacker groups to make huge profits for years, and it is one of the fastest growing cybersecurity threats in recent years. Faced with the troubles caused by operational paralysis, many victims are reluctant to spend high time and capital costs to find remedial measures, and finally choose to pay ransom to decrypt the data. But even so, there is a risk of an attacker planting a Trojan in a system that has been restored, making it possible for the system to be re-attacked, or to cause other unknown damage.
Effective backup and restore operations provide a more feasible solution: by backing up data and critical systems, businesses can quickly and successfully recover data without paying ransoms. There are many excellent solution providers in the field of backup and recovery, and Commvault, as a leader among them, with powerful data deduplication and comprehensive, flexible, secure and stable integrated data recovery solutions, based on IT Central Station In the three selection lists of eDiscovery, File Archiving and backup and recovery software released by real user evaluations, they all ranked first. In this article, we will share the successful experience of IT Central Station users using Commvault data backup and recovery solutions to defend against ransomware attacks, hoping to help.
Greenware Technologies LLC, a Dubai-based technology services company, an enterprise-level systems integrator focused on IT infrastructure, has used Commvault solutions to help many clients achieve rapid recovery from ransomware threats. Sivashanmugam N., CTO of Greenware Technologies, said: “After deploying the Commvault solution, Greenware Technologies was able to bring a customer with 200 servers and 1,400 user backups back to production within a week, whereas before Commvault was implemented, the entire recovery was The process will take several months.” For Greenware Technologies, encryption is one of the most valuable features of Commvault’s data backup and recovery solution, “because the data is already encrypted with the Commvault software, ransomware cannot encrypt it.”
According to Amin I., senior systems consultant at eSky IT, another technology services firm, “Comvault always helps us successfully restore backups when our users are attacked by ransomware, viruses or Trojans that encrypt or delete data.” Likewise, Vladan K., head of the information technology group at the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection, explained the importance of Commvault’s ransomware protection capabilities: “With Commvault, we no longer have to worry about viruses or ransomware on employees’ computers, because data It’s already protected in backups.”
In addition, Filip H., user of IT Central Station, an enterprise-level product review agency, also shared his experience in helping enterprises successfully overcome a severe ransomware crisis through the proper use of backup and recovery solutions. Filip H., a backup engineer working for a pharmaceutical and biotech company with more than 10,000 employees, previously worked for a business that suffered a severe ransomware attack, “that The entire Windows infrastructure and Active Directory were lost in the attack. Commvault runs on Windows and the Knowledge Base running on Linux needs to use Active Directory for authentication. So everyone lost their own Workstations.” However, with Commvault’s capabilities and service structure and the right backup and recovery solutions, businesses were finally able to overcome such a severe ransomware crisis and successfully recover.
Filip.H further introduced the method of obtaining the database from Commvault during the recovery process: “The Commvault application case mentioned above includes the function of uploading the database to the Commvault software to form a backup. Find the main controller in the Windows team. After the backup, the next most important thing is to start the communication, so that everyone can have the Active Directory and find the workstation again. At the same time, with the support of Commvault, we have also successfully repaired the image and restored the C drive.”
With the support of the Commvault solution, the company was able to restore the entire infrastructure from scratch. Filip.H noted: “Without Commvault, it would not have been possible to restore the entire infrastructure. Commvault arguably saved our entire platform from this apocalypse.”