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Commvault Announces New Security Capabilities across Portfolio

Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO, Commvault.
Sanjay Mirchandani, President & CEO, Commvault

Commvault has announced new security capabilities across its entire portfolio. Signaling the next phase in its evolution, Commvault is helping businesses secure, defend, and recover their data to meet increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats head on. As part of these capabilities, Commvault has expanded its security ecosystem to include product integrations with Microsoft and CyberArk. 

Commvault has redefined data protection to include early warning technologies thathelp to secure against threats before they happen, defend enterprise data if the environment is breached,and ensure recoverability so customers and their data remain resilient in the face of evolving cyber threats. The only data protection vendor with early warning, in-depth threat monitoring, and cyber deception for production and backup environments,Commvault can detect threats in as little as five minutes versus the industry average of 24 hours. Through early detection of zero-day and insider threats, Commvault technology helps protect data against breaches and cyber-attacks.  

Available in Q2, Commvault’sadvanced security features are managed and delivered through the simplicity of the new Commvault Cloud Command interface, providing complete visibility for better business decisions, improved security postures, and preserved data for cleaner, more efficient recoverability. These capabilities include: 

  • Commvault Cloud CommandA single platform and UI, offering universal management for all Commvault offerings in an integrated dashboard that provides full telemetry and observability into key Commvault software indicators. Delivers health-at-a-glance, risk levels, security and recovery indicators, and beyond for Commvault investments from a single source.
  • Commvault Risk Analysis Powered by machine learning (ML), Commvault Risk Analysis quarantines and protects sensitive data, giving organizations the ability to discover, analyze, and secure sensitive data to help prevent cyber exposure and potential data exfiltration.
  • Commvault Threat ScanFosters the detection ofcorrupted or suspicious datasets. Businesses can use Threat Scan to locate and quarantine malware and threats from backup content, andhelp ensure clean recoverieswhiledecreasing the likelihood of reinfection.
  • Commvault Auto RecoveryCyber analysis tool that tests recovery readiness at scale and provides a framework for forensic analysis to validate and sanitize points of recovery, aiding in the prevention of future incidents. Allows organizations to easily and securely recover workloads at scale from cyber-attacks with minimal data loss and downtime.
  • ThreatWise AdvisorDelivers integrated logic into Commvault backup environments to intelligently recommend decoy placement, and further harden critical workloads.

“Commvault has spent the last four years redefining and expanding the capabilities of our platform to bridge the gap between IT and security. As a result, our customers can now be on the offense, taking it to the attackers by consolidating threat defense, backup, and recovery in a way that’s never been done before,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO, Commvault.  

“Today we advance on our vision of enhanced data protection that establishes a seamless relationship between threat events and backups – resulting in a rapid and reliable solution for data recovery in the event of a cyber incident,” said Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Chief Product Officer, Commvault. 

In the event that enterprises need to recover from an attack or outage, Commvault’s proactive and reliable recoverability across the industry’s broadest workload coverage reduces downtime and accelerates response times for business continuity. 

“We love the simplicity of the Commvault dashboard. With just a few clicks, we can restore a virtual machine or backups after an attack which is vital in our line of work as a pharmaceutical company with very sensitive data,” said Paul Vries, IT Consultant,Bilthoven Biologicals. “Commvault gives us confidence that we can manage, protect, and recover data in the cloud and on-premises, even in the worst-case scenario.” 

“Ransomware protection guarantees are quite in vogue and do provide important benefits,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Vice President, IDC. “However, it’s better to have rapid, certain and accurate recovery that avoids the need for a guarantee claim. Commvault is looking at the ransomware problem by seeking to avoid the costs associated with data breach downtime altogether through continuous, proactive threat monitoring and remediation. This type of approach can help stop threats before they do real damage to the bottom line. It’s pretty simple: the only path to true resiliency is through active defense backed by bullet-proof recovery.” 

Protecting the most workloads requires strong technology and engineering partnerships. To that end, Commvault also announced collaborations with Microsoft and CyberArkto integrate Commvault’s technology with their respectivesecurity platforms.By expanding its security ecosystem, Commvault is helpingorganizations enhance their security posture through automated incident response, better collaboration, anddeeper insights into the threat landscape.

Commvault and Microsoft Sentinel bi-directional integration provides an enhanced security posture and improved collaboration between backup environments and security systems. This new layer of interoperability for IT and SecOps teams delivers automated orchestration jointly across both systems for combined cyber event insights, actionable countermeasures, and optimized incident response. 

“Compromised credentials continue to be the leading cause of cyberattacks and data exfiltration,” said Clarence Hinton, Chief Strategy Officer, CyberArk. “Commvault’s new integration and existing plug-ins with the CyberArk Identity Security Platform help organizations follow strong Zero Trust architecture practices, deploy rigorous lifecycle credential policies and comply with the most stringent regulations. The new secrets management integration can significantly reduce the risk of credential theft with the ability to segment credential storage away from the backup environments.” 

Commvault’s latest security innovations will be available in Q2 through Commvault and its worldwide ecosystem of partners. To learn more, read today’s blog. For more information on Commvault’s integrations, visit the Supporting Technologies page. 

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