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February 22, 2024 | 4 min to read

Are Immutable Backups Your Best Bet Against Ransomware Attacks?

The financial impact of ransomware is projected to soar to an astounding $265 billion annually by 2031, with cybercriminals launching attacks every two seconds, escalating their tactics in sophistication and frequency.

Despite numerous ransomware defense strategies, the stark reality remains that no system is entirely invulnerable to these threats, transforming the question of 'if' into 'when' an organization will face such an attack.

December 27, 2023

Mastering Repository Planning with Veeam and Object First

Veeam stands at the forefront of comprehensive backup solutions in the dynamic realm of data protection. A pivotal element in bolstering data security is the integration of object storage repositories with immutability. This feature guarantees the unalterability of backups, shielding them from ransomware, accidental erasures, or other forms of data corruption. To fully harness Veeam’s…

December 20, 2023 | 10 min to read

Recovering From Ransomware: What to Do After an Attack

In 2023, a global ransomware trend report revealed a sharp increase in attacks, affecting 85% of companies. These incidents seriously endanger businesses by compromising their most vital asset: data. A composed and well-planned recovery plan is crucial to prevent data loss effectively.
Whether you’re a backup admin, an IT Leader, or a Security Architect, find a comprehensive roadmap to navigate the aftermath of any ransomware incident, ensuring readiness and confidence in the face of cyber adversity.

December 08, 2023 | 6 min to read

New Veeam Smart Object Storage API (SOSAPI) for Efficient Data Management

In the ever-evolving data management landscape, businesses constantly seek innovative solutions to enhance their backup and recovery processes.  One solution that has gained prominence is the Veeam Smart Object Storage API. This powerful tool offers a gateway to improved efficiency, scalability, and flexibility in handling data backups.  Understanding the Veeam Smart Object Storage API’s features…

September 18, 2023 | 3 min to read

Decoding the Synergy: Acoustic Infiltrations and Ransomware Implications

In the cybersecurity ecosystem, some threats emerge in the limelight while others lurk in the shadows. Acoustic side-channel attacks, fueled by deep learning and ever-present microphones in almost everything we own, have recently emerged from obscurity. Parallelly, the persistent onslaught of ransomware attacks serves as a reminder that both the overt and covert cyber threats demand equal attention. Both underline a singular message: our data, more than ever, is in the crosshairs.

November 02, 2022 | 6 min to read

Zeroing in on the ultimate data recoverability. Part 2

In the first installment, we learned about the 3-2-1 strategy, with an extra 1 — signifying the importance of having an air-gapped copy of your backup data. With a comprehensive roadmap of where and how to store your critical backup data, let’s not forget where we left off with the all important 0. What about the zero?

October 18, 2022 | 7 min to read

Ultimate data recoverability. Part 1

Ransomware attacks are increasing at staggering rates. Ransomware impacted over 90% of organizations in the past 12 months, up from 72.5% last year. Despite continuous investments in cybersecurity and data protection, ransomware continues to put your data at risk. You can read more about these shocking statistics at VentureBeat.

September 29, 2022 | 3 min to read

Let’s talk about cloud storage

Firstly, if you read our most recent blog series about various storage platforms, thank you. If you haven’t, I recommend checking out the third and final piece covering object storage and how it mainly benefits cloud users today (and very soon Object First’s on-premises customers as well!).

September 07, 2022 | 2 min to read

What is block storage?

Block storage is a storage format that treats each volume as a separate hard drive. Its configuration is the responsibility of the storage admin. That is why it is called “block”: it organizes and structures the data as blocks with a fixed size.

August 29, 2022 | 3 min to read

File storage: what is it?

Storage is as necessary to technology as the human brain is to our bodies. The fact that you are reading this blog on our website tells me you already understand just how vital storage can be for business infrastructure. Whether it’s a primary, secondary, archive, or replicated, storage is a foundational building block in which all operations intertwine.