Hornetsecurity, a global provider of cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, has launched VM Backup V9, its newest virtual machine (VM) backup, replication, and recovery solution. The software features immutable cloud storage, which protects users’ data from ransomware attacks by making it tamper-proof for a defined period. The new offering comes following Hornetsecurity’s acquisition of Altaro, a fast-growing global provider of backup solutions, in 2021.
According to a recent Hornetsecurity study, over 25% of companies have fallen victim to ransomware attacks, with 14.1% losing data and 6.6% paying a ransom. Furthermore, 15% of ransomware attacks specifically targeted backups, highlighting the essential need for immutable backups, which forms a key part of the V9 update.
VM Backup V9 has an “easy-to-use, intuitive” interface, says Hornetsecurity. It would give individuals full control, allowing them to monitor and manage all Hyper-V and VMware VMs from a single console. The software can now handle larger infrastructure setups, and its overhauled backup repository would optimize disk space, ensuring more robust long-term storage. Background operations can also run in parallel with other ongoing backup and restore processes.
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This latest iteration offers ransomware protection leveraging immutable cloud storage on Wasabi and Amazon S3, with Microsoft Azure soon to follow. This new key feature would enable clients to protect their backup data from ransomware by making their data tamper-proof for a defined period.
Hornetsecurity CEO, Daniel Hofmann, said: “Data breaches and ransomware cost businesses millions of dollars every year. It’s vital that organizations take preventative measures and are protected with the latest technology. We’re excited to launch VM Backup V9, which provides reassurance to our customers and partners that their virtual machine data backups are protected against ransomware attacks. It also addresses the latest compliance regulations in data security and data protection.”
Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network of over 8,000 channel partners and MSPs. Its services are used by more than 50,000 customers.