When John Lennon and Paul McCartney began writing and recording songs, they quickly discovered the beauty of collaboration. The pair could toss ideas to each other, working together to enhance their lyrics and melodies. Through their unique pairing, they transformed their raw material into some of the Beatles’ most memorable songs.
Of course, the benefits of partnership aren’t just for songwriters. They are equally as powerful for technology providers. Integrations can create a broader perspective, double the experience pool, and merge two sets of expertise. For customers, the result can be exponential gain.
Our partnership with Veritas is a case in point. Our joint commitment to increase ransomware resilience helped drive Veritas NetBackup™ integration with Pure FlashBlade™ SafeMode.
Enhanced Protection For Your Data
Together, we developed a new solution to deliver rapid restore, mitigation, and recovery from ransomware attacks. The Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform combined with Pure Storage FlashBlade® SafeMode snapshots provides at-scale, orchestrated data recovery, and creates valuable layers of defense to minimize downtime and maintain resilience – even in worst-case scenarios. The benefits include:
- High-performance backup and recovery
- Integrated mitigation and recovery from ransomware
- Greater storage efficiency
- Full integration with Veritas NetBackup advanced deduplication features
SafeMode, a feature of Pure FlashBlade, creates read-only snapshots of backup data and associated metadata catalogs. NetBackup manages and orchestrates these snapshots and offloads them to a FlashBlade where they are secured against ransomware using SafeMode. A differentiating human-factor authentication ensures that the recovery process is further secured.
Dive deeper into the solution overview in our technical white paper “Ransomware Protection with Pure and Veritas.”
Support for a “3-2-1” Backup Strategy
The Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform with FlashBlade SafeMode also enables you to maintain the “3-2-1” backup strategy recommended by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. This means maintaining three copies of data on two different media types, with one off site. With SafeMode snapshots, you can generate multiple copies of your data and store an additional backup to an immutable cloud or tape. This backup strategy provides two layers of data protection with NetBackup Auto Image Replication, providing built-in replication features and Veritas Resiliency Platform supporting at-scale, automated recovery.
A First Line of Defense
The most effective ransomware strategies include a strong frontline of defense. Pure Storage FlashArray integrates with the Veritas Enterprise Data Service Platform, including APTARE™ IT analytics to provide cross-system data and infrastructure information in customizable, single-pane user interfaces. From these dashboards, you can be alerted to potential data compromise and pinpoint snapshot timing to ensure a complete recovery.
In today’s data-driven world, you need a comprehensive backup strategy to maintain business continuity that protects against natural disasters and human error, as well as increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats.
Implementing FlashBlade SafeMode snapshots with Veritas NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) provides deduplication options that let you deduplicate data everywhere, as close to the source of data as you require. MSDP enables you to reduce:
- The amount of data that is stored
- Backup bandwidth
- Backup windows
With the MSDP option, you can choose at which point in the backup process you want to perform deduplication. NetBackup can manage your deduplication wherever you implement it in the backup stream.
The unique partnership between Veritas and Pure delivers this with a two-in-one solution that provides layers of defense against ransomware. The result is less downtime, heightened resiliency, and—most important—greater peace of mind which is hopefully music to your ears.