ExaGrid’s Comprehensive Security Gives Confidence Needed in Today’s World
Cacciola is pleased with the comprehensive security included in the ExaGrid system, including ransomware recovery. “I really appreciate all the security features offered by ExaGrid. We decided to purchase the SEC version of ExaGrid which offers encryption at the RAID controller level and therefore does not affect the ability to deduplicate data. I also really appreciate that ExaGrid enables two-factor authentication (2FA) and the Retention Time-Lock function, which is very effective in the event of a ransomware and malware attack. Fortunately, we never had the need to test the functionality, because the attacks never reached do damage,” he said.
ExaGrid appliances have a network-facing disk-cache Landing Zone where the most recent backups are stored in an undeduplicated format for fast backup and restore performance. Data is deduplicated into a non-network-facing tier called the Repository Tier, for longer-term retention. ExaGrid’s unique architecture and features provide comprehensive security including Retention Time-Lock for Ransomware Recovery (RTL), and through the combination of a non-network-facing tier (tiered air gap), a delayed delete policy, and immutable data objects, backup data is protected from being deleted or encrypted. ExaGrid’s offline tier is ready for recovery in the event of an attack.