Qumulo, the simple way to manage exabyte-scale data anywhere, today announced integration with the Varonis Data Security Platform and introduced their new Snapshot-Locking capability to protect customers against ransomware. With an increasing number of ransomware attacks on private businesses, public agencies, and healthcare organizations, managing cybersecurity risk is a bigger priority than ever before. The ongoing threat of cyberattacks forces IT organizations to constantly evolve their ability to detect ransomware and malware outbreaks across petabytes of data, in real time, and respond quickly to minimize the damage inflicted.
Qumulo and Varonis have partnered to provide an end-to-end solution that protects Qumulo customers from ransomware in both cloud and on-premises environments. The Varonis Data Security Platform provides real-time visibility and control over cloud and on-premises data and automatically remediates risk. Varonis’ behavior-based threat models detect abnormal activity proactively and can stop threats to data before they become breaches. In the storage layer, Qumulo offers data protection by cryptographically locking snapshots, allowing administrators a simple mechanism to stop attackers from infecting valuable customer data.
“Securing unstructured data can be very challenging due to its sheer volume, and the expansive number of places it is stored and used by companies,” said Kiran Bhageshpur, Chief Technology Officer, Qumulo. “Our new integration with Varonis will help our customers have complete visibility into where their most valuable data and key vulnerabilities are, especially for threats like ransomware.”
The combined solution operates across three areas to protect against bad actors’ attempts to spread ransomware and malware within Qumulo:
Prevention through continuous data exposure and risk monitoring with automatic remediation and least privilege enforcement
Detection of anomalous activity and activity patterns that resemble ransomware across data stored in Qumulo
Rapid recovery of data in the event of a successful attack
Varonis uses Qumulo’s APIs and granular audit logging to monitor user logins, permissions changes, file and folder activity, and pattern detection to warn against suspicious activity that may indicate threat actors or malicious insiders. Qumulo’s Snapshot-Locking feature uses cryptographic protection, where only the customer has access to the cryptographic key-pair required to unlock the snapshot. Together, the Qumulo-Varonis solution offers enterprise IT organizations a simple, secure, and scalable way to manage data anywhere.
“Organizations face an uphill climb when it comes to securing vast amounts of data across the cloud — in fact, we surveyed more than 700 companies and found that 81 percent had sensitive SaaS data exposed,” said David Bass, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Varonis. “We’re pleased to be teaming with Qumulo to provide greater visibility and control for companies looking to secure their critical data and proactively help mitigate the impact of a potential attack.”
About Qumulo, Inc.
Qumulo is the simple way to manage exabyte-scale data anywhere — edge, core, or cloud — on the platform of your choice. In a world with trillions of files and objects comprising 100+ zettabytes worldwide, companies need a solution that combines the ability to work anywhere with simplicity. This is precisely what Qumulo was founded to accomplish.
Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects cyber threats from both internal and external actors by analyzing data, account activity, and user behavior; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. Varonis products address additional important use cases including data protection, data governance, Zero Trust, compliance, data privacy, classification, and threat detection and response. Varonis started operations in 2005 and has customers spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, insurance, technology, consumer and retail, energy and utilities, construction and engineering, and education sectors.
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