Clumio has announced Clumio RansomProtect, the industry’s first air-gapped ransomware protection, with 30-day retention for VMware / VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon Web Services (EC2/RDS/EBS), and Microsoft M365 data, with rapid granular recovery from anywhere.

Clumio RansomProtect provides the industry’s fastest time to protection by eliminating the need for businesses to locate a second air gap site, buy more hardware, manage a separate backup network or manage air gap network security. Offered as a service, Clumio RansomProtect can be set up in 15 minutes or less.

Platform security features include: Immutable storage, end-to-end encryption, multi-factor authentication and a “bring your own key” option. Clumio RansomProtect also meets ISO 27001, PCI, AICPA SOC, and HIPAA certification and compliance designations.

No Business Is Immune to Growing Ransomware Threat

Ransomware fears escalated earlier this year when bad actors targeted the healthcare sector. The increased threat to healthcare organizations prompted the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to issue an advisory that urged healthcare providers to take immediate action to prevent an attack. Although healthcare is the recent target, no organization is immune to ransomware attacks. Security researchers have tracked a growing ransomware threat during Q3 2020, including a massive spike in September of this year. During that time, the U.S. has seen a staggering 145.2 million ransomware hits – a 139% YoY increase.

Not All Air Gap Solutions Are Created Equal

Chadd Kenney, VP and chief technologist, Clumio said “The end result is weeks or months of implementation, high costs, and heavy management, all while ultimately not providing the level of protection organizations require. Enterprises demand a greater level of protection. Clumio RansomProtect delivers the fastest time to protection, even if you have an existing backup solution, and no matter where your data resides.”

Accessible, Affordable, Immediate Air Gap Protection with Clumio

Customers that complement their existing native non-air gap protected backup solution with Clumio RansomProtect can save more than 20%. Meanwhile, customers that completely replace their native backup solution with Clumio achieve an air-gapped backup while boosting their cost savings by as much as 67%.

Renowned for the quality and breadth of its more than 61,000 objects that span 6,000 years of achievement in the arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) recently deployed Clumio for data protection. Tom Hood, director of technology operations, The Cleveland Museum of Art, added, “As ransomware evolved and hackers began targeting not only businesses’ primary storage but also backups, I found myself having sleepless nights. Clumio RansomProtect provides CMA with a secure way to protect our growing hybrid cloud infrastructure. The fact that we can unify our backup and retention policies across all of the various technologies that we use is a good solution.”

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