Constrained by resources, companies are struggling to combat ever-increasing cyber threats. Service providers are ideal partners in the quest to keep sensitive data safe. And while more than four of every five service providers today offer backup and recovery services, a majority still rely on vulnerable and inefficient legacy products. Your managed service doesn’t have to.
This blog introduces next-generation data management from Cohesity. It features a modern security approach, marking the dawn of new business opportunities for service providers. With Cohesity, it’s simpler to differentiate your managed services by offering new high-value data security to the managed backup and recovery. Here’s why.
We know from Smokey the Bear how a little spark can quickly explode into a wildfire in a parched forest. That’s also what can happen fast with a breach followed by a hidden ransomware attack in an environment counting on a legacy data management product.
In legacy architecture, there are two primary security gaps:
The crux of the problem is legacy data management’s architecture is siloed. It’s a patchwork of single-purpose products, including backup, target storage, NAS storage, and archives. The whole setup has to be duplicated for business continuity and DR. And you have to add specialized DR software on top.
Ransomware thrives in silos. If ransomware slips through a sprawl of disparate systems, the damage is simply uncontainable. Ransomware will spread like wildfire.
And in a service provider’s environment with multi-tenancy and downstream customers further compounds the problem. This happened last summer with the Kaseya cyberattack incident, where the impacts were magnified when tens of thousands of customers were affected.
The Cohesity next-generation data management platform is anchored on Cohesity Helios which supports multi-tenancy. Recently, Cohesity added a suite of security capabilities, in a Threat Defense framework, that allows service providers to offer new high-value data security to managed backup and recovery services.
Next-generation data management eliminates silos by consolidating services and fortifying entry with explicit trust access and ransomware detection built-in. With Cohesity, these capabilities are standard — within the multi-tenant Helios platform — resulting in a very secure and scalable solution.
Cohesity introduced the ability for Helios to support multiple tenants on the same infrastructure and scale two years ago. Today, service providers deliver backup-as-a-service (BaaS) and disaster-recovery-as-service (DRaaS) offerings with integrated, multi-layered security on top of per-tenant isolation with Cohesity Helios.
Cohesity is uniquely differentiated by the following capabilities:
Because the U.S. and 30 other governments understand the severity of threats and the importance of combating ransomware, they’ve banded together to prevent further cyber damage.
In May 2021, the Biden administration released an Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. It requires all federal agencies to collaborate with service providers to develop plans to modernize cybersecurity infrastructures focusing on the two security gaps highlighted above.
A series of proposals with calls to action have since followed, including:
While the urgency from the highest office in the U.S. is very much welcome, it is also an indirect acknowledgment that nations’ security postures must evolve to next-generation data management for digital resilience.
A great majority of organizations are leaning on service provider services to fill IT skill gaps (e.g., cloud, networking, etc.), to reduce CapEx spending, and to boost data security. For global service providers, the introduction of next-generation data management presents an upgrade opportunity to differentiate your service values and scale your business.
With Cohesity, your managed services offerings can detect anomalies caused by ransomware, rapidly respond with instant mass restore, automate DR/failover, and more. And Cohesity is proven effective against real-world ransomware attacks, resulting in $0 payment and minimal data loss.
The time is now. Be the trusted business partner that can reliably secure data and improve IT agility while helping improve organizations’ cybersecurity posture.
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