Defend against ransomware attacks with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, including immutable backup snapshots, AI-based early detection, threat detection, user behavior logging, and rapid recovery at scale.
Defend your data and business reputation with data resilience
Stop cybercriminals in their tracks. Defend against ransomware and other threats to your business with anomaly detection, one-click threat intelligence and scanning, cyber vaulting, and ML-powered data classification.
Protect your data with Zero Trust principles. Add strict access and administrative controls, encryption, MFA, quorum, and native immutability.
Minimize damage to your business with anomaly detection, threat detection, and attack impact analysis. Quickly respond to, and remediate, anomalies and threats by integrating with security operations and incident response.
Recover clean data that has been scanned for threats with speed and confidence. Uniquely recover virtual machines, databases, and NAS data instantly—to any point in time and location—to reduce downtime.
Protect your backup data and system
Backup data is a primary target for threat actors. Cohesity offers a multilayered approach to defend your backup data.
Immutable backup snapshots and DataLock capability (WORM) help protect backup data from being modified or deleted.
Cohesity’s Zero Trust principles controls access to platform and setting with MFA, RBAC, and quorum approval to prevent unilateral administrative changes.
AI/ML-based approach to cyber resiliency
Protect your data from ransomware, and use data anomaly detection and ML-based threat intelligence and scanning to detect risks, malware, and IOCs.
Use automated SOC integrations to leverage existing security controls and processes for incident response and remediation. Determine whether attacks exposed sensitive data and help ensure your data is clean—then recover with confidence.
Protect and recover against ransomware with threat protection, cyber vaulting, and ML-powered data classification—by identifying threats, assessing attack impact, and confidently recovering critical data.
When something goes wrong in healthcare, people’s lives are at stake. Because of that we take special care in what we do and are always on alert. With Cohesity, we have peace of mind knowing that we have an outstanding and excellent backup system that's going to protect us from ransomware and other malware moving forward."
Having the ability with Cohesity to paint a complete picture of the ransomware attack helped us move forward and identify next steps not only for IT and Security teams, but also for our Legal and Communications departments. Without our Cohesity views, we would not have been as equipped to rapidly investigate and perform the needed forensic activities.”
Team Lead for IT Infrastructure, Kassenärztliche Vereinigung, Hessen
Commonly asked ransomware data recovery and protection questions
Ransomware is a malware attack launched by malicious actors that covertly encrypts an organization’s data, then demands payment for that data to be unencrypted.
Ransomware recovery provides the restoration of data after an attack. When an organization refuses to pay the ransom for decryption keys, organizations can restore data that it protected to help restart business processes and services.
Ransomware can not be 100% prevented. Threat actors have a wide variety of exploits that can overcome or simply bypass the best security controls. Ransomware gangs are continually morphing their attack techniques to bypass defensive measures.
Key to protecting against ransomware is the ability to both withstand and recover from attacks. Traditional cybersecurity solutions provide the capabilities to help withstand ransomware attacks. These include detecting unusual activity, locking down access to servers and endpoints, and having effective malware detection. Working hand in hand with cybersecurity, data security, and management professionals gives organizations cyber recovery capabilities as well. The recovery process allows organizations to refuse ransom payments and to recover affected data. Cyber recovery solutions also have a unique view of an organization’s critical data. They can therefore help thwart ransomware attacks by detecting anomalies and threats in protected data—and integrating with existing security operations and incident response.
To remove ransomware from systems and endpoints, organizations can surgically remove the malware and/or recover copies of data that are malware free.
When a ransomware attack happens, recovery must happen as rapidly and safely as possible. Organizations can’t withstand the outage of critical services for any duration without seriously impacting revenue and customer loyalty. Critical to rapid recovery is making sure trusted data is available—and able to be restored at scale. Recovery should include all critical data (structured and unstructured), as well as virtualized systems. Plus recovering thousands of virtual machines and enterprise data should be measured in hours, not days. Such comprehensive recovery is critical to business continuity and cyber resilience.
Backups must maintain their integrity so they’re reliable sources for cyber recovery. Several factors are key to their integrity: First, backup data must be immutable, so it can’t be modified or deleted. Second, the backup platform must be hardened so administrative settings, such as backup schedules, can’t be altered. Third, any changes to critical settings must require multi-person approval, or quorum, so no rogue insider can unilaterally change settings. Finally, the platform’s security posture should be continuously monitored to help ensure that security settings aren’t changed and don’t introduce risks. Here are some tips to protect your backups.
The challenge with ransomware is being prepared for an attack—not wondering if it will happen. (It’s a question of when, not if.) The best cybersecurity intentions can be undone via simple user error, such as clicking an attachment in an email. Given this reality, organizations must have reliable recovery capabilities if they want to avoid paying the ransom—and avoid a significant disruption of their business operations. Plus,many cyber insurance providers now require organizations to have robust recovery capabilities in place to qualify for coverage.