VMware Ups Fight Against Ransomware
With ransomware proving to be effective, pervasive and profitable for hackers, VMware announced new rapid recovery capabilities in the event ransomware gets through defenses.
VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is an cost-effective DR-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution that enables more rapid recovery at scale so organizations are better positioned to avoid paying the ransom. Customers can utilize a deep history of immutable snapshots stored in an isolated cloud file system, instant VM power-on for iterative security evaluations, and powerful orchestration for highly automated testing, failover, and failback to recover end-to-end IT apps and data sets after a ransomware attack, VMware said.
Additionally, VMware Carbon Black Cloud can now be enabled with a simple switch in VMware vCenter, making protection from ransomware attacks simpler and faster to deploy. VMware said it now provides both advanced protection and rapid recovery from ransomware attacks.