Many CIOs probably had a horrid time last weekend when the WannaCry ransomware spread across the globe. It’s nearly impossible to keep track of how many computers have been infected. A large number of enterprises were anxious about whether the systems in their data centres that were still running outdated versions of Windows could escape the outbreak.
To date, WannaCry has plagued more than 150 countries, and the impact still lingers on.
We spend millions of dollars on security because we’re convinced that the investment would pay off, able to protect our enhanced IT systems from events such as this. But it turns out our systems could still be vulnerable to hacker attacks. Is there a solution on the market that can provide us with the necessary protection at this point?
Rorke, FalconStor’s Chinese local partner reported on how they helped their customer in the public sector to recover their systems and it has become a hot topic in the community
In addition, during the WannaCry crisis, many FalconStor users in Malaysia, China and Taiwan successfully mitigated the ransomware attack; recovering their systems and services within minutes. “I cannot imagine what this disaster would cost us if FalconStor was not there”, said a customer on condition of anonymity.
The magic is that FalconStor solutions include a cool technology called CDP (Continuous Data Protection). Many FalconStor products, such as FreeStor, CDP and NSS, all have this technology.
CDP provides comprehensive data protection features, such as mirroring, snapshot, journaling, remote replication, automatic disaster recovery and active-active metro-cluster. It protects file systems, databases and the whole data centre computing environments with real-time protection and immediate recovery without impacting operations. It comprehensively integrates three major functions including local data backup, point protection on production and storage, remote disaster recovery and active-active metro-cluster.
No matter how complicated the IT systems and platforms may be, the highest-level of data protection and disaster recovery can easily be realized to ensure business availability and continuity.
Undoubtedly, there are many other data protection products on the market with similar functions, but the following issues should be taken into consideration:
CDP’s snapshot technology keeps up to 1,000 recovery points. It can also record all I/O changes within a period of time as well as recover data at any time point.
In case of a virus infection, logical error or loss of data, CDP can easily locate the latest snapshot before the event, or even the last I/O right before the disaster! A graphic interface helps you analyse I/O activity so that you can rapidly identify the right data image, realising close-to-zero loss of data.
Perhaps you are fortunate to have evaded the threat of WannaCry. Nevertheless, are you certain that you can also survive the next wave of cyber-attacks?
What you need is a “time machine”, which can be your best and last line of defence. You’re able to restore your system and get it up and running again when all else fails. If the image is infected or damaged, do not fret. All you need to do is to find an earlier recovery point.
FalconStor’s CDP technology is this time machine.
Whether or not you have been affected by WannaCry, you all deserve FalconStor’s technology as insurance against an uncertain future. This crisis indicates that security is a present and immediate danger to all IT systems.
FalconStor will help our customers rise to the challenge by providing powerful data protection and recovery technologies.