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Sophos and Arcserve bolster alliance with two new solutions
Wed, 20th May 2020
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Arcserve and Sophos have expanded their alliance with the introduction of two new solutions aimed at data protection, with on-premises, cloud and SaaS-based workloads.

The solutions - Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 and Arcserive Unified Data Protection Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos - combine anti-ransomware and other threat-protection tech with immutable backup and disaster recovery capabilities.

“There is an incredible need to integrate security and data protection solutions, especially as we continue to see cybercriminals evolve their tactics and more aggressively target backup data,” says IDC research director Phil Goodwin.

“The integration of these technologies by Arcserve is very timely in helping provide businesses with tools to close security gaps and prevent data loss.

The new Arcserve Solutions Secured by Sophos use deep learning tech powered by AI, enabling protection against both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures, exploit prevention, and anti-ransomware capabilities.

They include agentless and agent-based backup, AES encryption, SLA reporting, role-based access control and local, remote virtual standby and disaster recovery either onsite or to public and private clouds.

Here are the features of the two solutions.

Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos

Aimed at protecting cloud-based workloads, this is offered as a fully managed service extension to Arcserve UDP software and appliances.

It also provides cyber protection, policy-based management, RPO and SLA validation, application-level recovery, and failover and failback to public and private clouds with egress included.

Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 Secured by Sophos

This solution protects Microsoft Office 365 data from unintentional deletion, programmatic issues and external security threats with cloud-to-cloud backup for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online.

It also provides cyber protection, policy-based management, quick restore to Office 365, and granular recovery with egress included.

“The future of protecting businesses is through the power of integration,” says Arcserve chief technology officer Oussama El-Hilali.

“Given the alarming escalation of ransomware attacks globally, it's no longer realistic to silo cybersecurity and data protection strategies and prevent the negative consequences from cyberattacks.

“We continue to expand our alliance with Sophos to introduce solutions that will do more than backup and manage data; taking it a step further with capabilities necessary to withstand any threat,” says El-Hilali.

“Ultimately, adopting a proactive and multi-tiered approach to ransomware will be what sets cyber ready businesses apart from those that, quite simply, are not.

Both solutions are available through an annual subscription.