ExaGrid Retention Time-Lock for Ransomware Recovery
Storage Hardware Innovation of the Year
Entry Description
ExaGrid recently released software Version 6.0, which began shipping on September 18, 2020, and launched ExaGrid’s new Retention Time-Lock for Ransomware Recovery feature, which is built upon ExaGrid’s unique Tiered Backup Storage architecture. ExaGrid is the only company offering a ransomware recovery strategy in the backup storage market.

Retention Time-Lock is a revolutionary approach to protecting backup retention data to enable fast and easy recovery from ransomware.

• ExaGrid’s two-tier architecture includes a network-facing tier and a non-network-facing tier. ExaGrid alone controls the non-network-facing tier, creating a true air gap.
• A policy-driven approach allows for any delete requests issued to the network-facing tier to be delayed in the non-network-facing tier for a specified number of days, so that backup data will not be deleted when a hacker takes control of the backup application or backup storage.
• If encrypted data is sent to the network-facing tier, or if any of its data is encrypted, ExaGrid’s repository is protected as all the deduplication objects are immutable because they are never modified.

ExaGrid assumes the hackers will take control of the backup application or the backup storage and will issue delete commands for all backups. ExaGrid has the only non-network-facing tiered backup storage solution with delayed deletes and immutable deduplication objects. This unique approach ensures when a ransomware attack occurs, data can be easily recovered or VMs booted from the ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage system. Not only can the primary storage be restored, but all retained backups remain intact.
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