Nutanix Extends Ransomware Protections to Help Secure Customers’ IT Environments

Nutanix announced additional ransomware protections in the company’s cloud platform. These include new threat monitoring and detection, as well as more granular data replication and robust access controls一all natively built into the Nutanix stack. These new capabilities build on Nutanix’s rich data services for network security, files and objects storage, virtualization, and business continuity to help enterprises prevent, detect and recover against ransomware attacks across multiple cloud environments. At a time when attacks are becoming even more common due to the rise of remote work, these capabilities make it easier to implement security and business continuity best practices at the infrastructure level, rather than rely on a complex matrix of bolt-on security products.

A recent Gartner report¹ shared that, “in 2020, in particular, there have been swift changes to threats with increased remote work and targeted malware campaigns that take advantage of worldwide events, such as COVID-19. Ransomware has evolved beyond the commodity, widespread attacks intended to infect a single endpoint to include more advanced techniques, such as fileless malware and data exfiltration […]. These new strains of ransomware make prevention and planning more important than ever to prevent ransomware attacks.” Organizations, especially those with large remote user populations or hybrid work environments, can no longer rely on a single action or tool to protect themselves. They need to ensure their IT infrastructure allows them to best respond to these incidents.

“Over the past year, we have witnessed more business decision makers in India view security as core to their enterprise, and in the same breath, Ransomware as a threat to their business. In fact, 53 percent of the respondents in our third annual Enterprise Cloud Index report for India stated they are migrating to cloud-enabled infrastructure to improve their security postures and be better prepared. Security is core to Nutanix’s design and with these new updates to the Nutanix cloud platform, Nutanix can drastically simplify the process of protecting infrastructure and implementing a recovery solution which will, in turn, lower operational cost and the time needed to resume business operations without having to pay a costly ransom. Nutanix is focused both on being intrinsically secure and providing solutions that help prevent malware spread and create a path to quick remediation. India’s enterprises can have a higher level of assurance about their cloud environments as they adopt hybrid work models to cater to the “Work from Anywhere” paradigm today.” said Balakrishnan Anantharaman, VP and MD-Sales, India and SAARC, Nutanix.

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