Every morning, IT leaders wake up and read about yet another organization that has been brought down due to a ransomware attack. The amount of damage this does to a company in cost of recovery, lost productivity, and reputation is staggering. Organizations need a comprehensive cyber security plan to protect their IT assets whether it is multi-cloud, SaaS, or endpoints. But you also need a robust and resilient backup ecosystem, because backups, and the ability to recover your data, is your last line of defense against ransomware. It does you no good if the same malicious software that has crippled your production environment can also target and wreak havoc on your backups. We’ll talk more about how Druva meets both operational security and data integrity in another blog, but just know that Druva provides the tools and environment that secures your backups against severe data loss scenarios.
Another major problem is that ransomware is getting smarter. It no longer immediately infects and encrypts everything it can see and touch because organizations have a more heightened ability to respond when something happens immediately. In fact, according to a survey from CrowdStrike, the average time that malicious software packages can linger in systems can be almost three months.¹
So now you are faced with a dilemma. You need to recover your data quickly to get your organization back on track, but how do you know which backup to recover from? If the ransomware has been infecting files for weeks, the latest restore still doesn’t recover it all. The last thing you want to be doing when recovering from a ransomware attack is sifting through dozens of backups looking for unaltered files. This could lead to an extended outage and you still might not get back to clean data.
Introducing curated recovery from ransomware
The answer is simple — Druva’s accelerated ransomware recovery is a suite of tools and workflows that can quickly bring your data back, and we are excited to announce a new enhancement called curated recovery! Read the Press Release here.
Curated recovery is a new feature that makes it easier to collate last-known good versions of files across numerous snapshots in a user-defined timeframe. This ensures that when you want to restore, you restore from a single backup and know that it’s comprehensive and clean. Refer to the diagram below for a closer look at this process.