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Ransomware continues to make headlines, and for good reason. Businesses will fall victim to a ransomware attack every two seconds by 2031, and half of all IT security professionals say they don’t believe their organization is ready to repel a ransomware attack.

Veritas NetBackup™ can put your organization in a better position to maintain resiliency when that day comes. Here are five ways NetBackup helps you protect against, detect and recover from ransomware attacks.

  1. It helps you harden hardware and software

The complex interconnected nature of IT systems gives ransomware the potential to wreak havoc on all an organization’s data through a single point of entry such as a phishing email to one employee.

  1. It enables you to secure backups with immutable storage

Backups can be a last line of defense against ransomware. If attackers encrypt your organization’s backups, you’ll have little recourse against paying a ransom.

But when you can arm yourself with immutable storage, which writes data so it cannot be altered or deleted, you have options for how to respond.

  1. It supports data protection with air-gapping

Network-connected backups are vulnerable because any physically connected system can be targeted and penetrated. One way to protect data is by creating physical space between stored data and the networked system—literally, an air gap.

  1. It automatically detects potential threats

Today’s cybercriminals target all aspects of an organization’s data and infrastructure. Being aware and in control of your organization’s data, infrastructure, and user activity is critical to detect vulnerabilities and threats.

  1. It empowers you to implement an automated, orchestrated recovery process

Although many IT teams build hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructures to satisfy their organization’s needs, that complexity can make data more vulnerable and recovery more difficult.


With NetBackup, you’ll have the tools to protect, detect and recover with a resiliency strategy that reinforces your data and infrastructure against malicious data-damaging threats—and confidently defend against ransomware.