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Veeam Strikes Strategic Partnership with Sophos for Business-Critical Backups with Managed Detection and Response

Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam
Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam

Veeam and Sophos technologies integrate to vigilantly detect cybersecurity threats like ransomware, determine the warranted response, and quickly recover impacted data by exchanging critical information

Veeam Software has entered a strategic partnership with Sophos. As per the deal, Veeam Data Platform will integrate with Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR), adding a critical layer of human-led threat detection and response to advance the security of business-critical backups against ransomware attackers who attempt to manipulate, delete or change the customers backup environment as a tactic in their overall attack chain to increase pressure on victims to pay the ransom.

“Keeping businesses running, no matter what happens, is central to Veeam’s overall mission, and by uniting with Sophos to create an end-to-end approach, we take another step in protecting customers from bad actors.”

Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam

With persistent cyberattackers constantly upping their game, the question is no longer if or when, but how often an organization will be impacted, making it more critical than ever for organizations to have the right protection and recovery capabilities in place. Together, Veeam and Sophos technologies vigilantly detect cybersecurity threats, determine the warranted response and rapidly recover impacted data.

Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam, said, “Keeping businesses running, no matter what happens, is central to Veeam’s overall mission, and by uniting with Sophos to create an end-to-end approach, we take another step in protecting customers from bad actors by strengthening their overall security posture and enabling radical resilience.”

Veeam Data Platform monitors an organization’s environment to detect potential threats against customers’ production workloads and their backup environment. Should a threat be identified, such as an attacker attempting to tamper with backups, Veeam sends an alert to Sophos MDR—a fully-managed threat hunting, detection and response service that provides a dedicated 24/7 security team that rapidly identifies and neutralizes complex attacks, including ransomware, network breaches, hands-on keyboard adversaries, and more. The Sophos MDR security operations team can determine if an attack is occurring and take actions to disrupt, contain and fully-eliminate the attacker.

Marty Ward, vice president of technology operations at Sophos, said, “Sophos MDR is the most widely used MDR offering with more than 19,000 customers worldwide, and we look forward to extending this urgently needed offering to organizations using Veeam. Together, we’re keeping organizations running securely.”

This Veeam Data Platform and Sophos MDR integration is expected to be available later this year.

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