With today’s sophisticated cybercriminals trying to encrypt, exfiltrate, and ransom your data, the need for Zero Trust is a given. You need defense-in-depth capabilities that minimize your attack surface.
Gain a proven recovery advantage
When your business is down, every second counts. Recover VMs, databases, and file shares rapidly at scale, without single points of failure risking VM crashes or data loss.
Streamline with one platform for the future
Get modern data security and backup, either SaaS or self-managed. Use one platform with limitless scale—so you can expand with file services, repurpose data for dev/test, and generally do more.
Recognized as a Leader
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4X Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions
GigaOm Ranks Cohesity the top Leader in GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection
ONLY vendor to be selected Customers’ Choice 5X running for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions
Highest Leaders score, Strategy and Market Presence, Q4,’22 Forrester Wave for Data Resilience Solution Suites
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Comparing Cohesity vs Rubrik
Minimize risk from cyberattacks
Prevention and detection of malicious activity: Modern data immutability/WORM, 2FA/TOTP, VM vulnerability detection, ML-driven anomaly detection, one-click, industry-leading threat protection and data classification
WORM not customizable: Lack of flexibility to lock for different periods in archives vs. local copies, which raises costs, increases compliance risk, shortens protection, and discourages use; no VM vulnerability detection; currently uses manual YARA rules and Regex for threat hunting and data classification
Protection for in-progress backups: Adapters use closed API/RPC protocols and adapterless dump-to-NAS workflows supporting NFSv4.1 ACLs to protect from exfiltration or sabotage
Higher exposure to exfiltration or sabotage: Fewer applications supported by adapters; in-progress NFS dumps may be accessed on the network for exfiltration or sabotage
Strict access control: Quorum support for multi-person concurrence on sensitive actions
Greater risk of rogue actions: No quorum controls to prevent most unilateral admin actions, such as maliciously exporting data
Bank-grade cyber vaulting with FortKnox: Immutability of data and keys enforced by Cohesity; quorum-controlled operations, rapid restore, and time-limited network access (reducing attack surface)
Just a vendor-supplied storage bucket: Customer still responsible for managing multiple risks themselves; fewer layers of protection, doesn’t meet bank requirements or maximize restore speeds
Reduce downtime with rapid cyber recovery
Restore production and populate recovery sandboxes faster: Immediate and scalable restore of VMs and databases for faster forensics, sandboxing, and recovery
Slower recovery: Chain-based metadata processing requires “stitching together” of snapshots when restoring at scale
Reduced downtime: Resume NAS file sharing immediately without restore, and/or rapidly restore to primary storage
Files offline longer: Can’t immediately put file shares online; slow restore to primary
Production-grade I/O reliability: Writes never lost, near instant recovery; not interrupted by reboot or hardware failure
Risk of data loss: Risk of VM interruption or data loss due to node loss or unplanned reboot
Simple closed-loop SIEM, SOAR integration: Complete incident response within Palo Alto XSOAR, Cisco SecureX, Microsoft Sentinel, or Crowdstrike
More complex incident response: Two UIs needed; Palo Alto XSOAR and Microsoft Sentinel integration only
Maximize data value
Speedier data reuse: Rapidly restore to get data immediately for dev/test or analytics
Slower access to data: Less scalable live mounting and restore
Data masking: Anonymize sensitive information before it leaves the backup repository
Potential PII exposure: Dev/test workflows create risk without masking
Single secure data management platform: Enable multiple use cases including file & object services, DR, and copy data management with a reduced attack surface
Just a backup: Single-purpose architecture requires additional silos for use cases beyond backup and recovery
Freedom to choose SaaS, self-managed, or both: Same GUI for SaaS, on-prem workloads, and M365; license portability between consumption models
Either/or: SaaS limited to protecting M365; separate GUI for SaaS administration and no license portability
25% more space efficient than Rubrik, including across cloud: Typical for most workloads due to superior sliding-window dedupe, Zstd compression1
33% more space required than Cohesity: Typically due to fixed block sizes, limited dedupe across source types and less compression. No dedupe supported for flash media.2
Future proof: Mix between whitebox and your choice of a supported major h/w vendor without an expensive lock-in
Hidden costs: Mixing hardware limited to single vendor
1Space saving estimate based on a typical mix of VMs, databases, and file shares as observed in head-to-head sizing and as relayed to Cohesity by prospects.
2 When Cohesity needs 25% less space, if Rubrik needs 100 TB then Cohesity needs 75 TB; compared to the 75 TB that Coheity needs, Rubrik needs 25 more TB, which is 33% more than Cohesity needs; if Rubrik has not quoted 33% more license than Cohesity, then Rubrik is likely not quoting enough license to provide sufficient in-cluster retention to recover rapidly from sophisticated attackers.
IT leaders choose Cohesity over Rubrik
“Seattle University chose Cohesity over Rubrik to implement a modern backup and recovery solution. Cohesity empowers SU to protect, store and manage secondary data, and also extend the web-scale platform for a dev/test environment.”
Aaron Boruff, Application Administrator, Seattle University
“We are experiencing both time and cost savings with Cohesity because we now rely on one data management platform for backup, archiving, long-term retention, and files. It’s always working and not just one specialist, but our whole team can take advantage of its modern capabilities.”
Curt Kwak, CIO, Proliance Surgeons
“Switching to Cohesity resulted in 20–25% improvement in data reduction compared to other backup solutions.”
Stephen Pyott, Chief Revenue Officer, Stage2Data
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