Powerful cyber resilience is built into IBM FlashSystem storage.
Ensure that data is safe, secure and recoverable with a transparent and easy-to-manage solution.
When an organization is breached, their business is disrupted, valuable data is lost, and their brand reputation is damaged. Every year, the average cost of a breach increases to the point where these unfortunate events are catastrophic. Data protection and cybersecurity are key to an organization’s safety and success, and storage plays a fundamental role in both helping to detect attacks and recovering quickly.
A resiliency strategy is the strongest with immutable backups. These are backups hidden from attackers so that when they hit, they can not find or corrupt the copies of your data. IBM’s solution for this is called IBM Safeguarded Copy. It’s a virtual air gap that takes immutable snapshots or point-in-time copies that are protected from being altered or deleted because of malicious destruction, ransomware, or user errors. Since Safeguarded Copy snapshots are on the same FlashSystem storage as operational data, recovery is designed to be faster than restoring from copies stored separately.
Safeguarded Copy Highlights:
Immutable, Point-in-time Copies – Provides up to 500 hidden backup copies per volume.
User Separation – Unique user roles protect against malicious actions. Only the superuser handles the most sensitive maintenance and has the highest level of ‘clearance’.
Automation Advantage – Automation is incorporated into the provisioning process so that either the backup or replication target volume is placed into an appropriate volume group with the appropriate. Another area for automation is the monitoring of suspicious activity, which might then trigger the initiation of access lockdown.
How Cyber Vault Speeds up Recovery
The IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault solution complements IBM Safeguarded Copy. Cyber Vault automatically scans the copies created regularly by Safeguarded Copy looking for signs of data corruption introduced by malware or ransomware. This scan helps rapidly identify a ransomware attack once it has started. The scan also helps identify which data copies have not been affected by an attack.
Cyber Vault Highlights:
- Detects cyberattacks early to minimize damage
- Speeds recovery from an attack
- Reduces recovery time from days or weeks to just hours
- Enables forensic analysis of attack
With these advantages, FlashSystem Cyber Vault is designed to help reduce cyberattack recovery time from days to hours. IBM Safeguarded Copy and IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault are two parts of IBM’s comprehensive approach to data resilience. You can also Leverage IBM Spectrum Virtualize to build resilient architectures and add IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management to increase efficiency.