Gartner® Innovation Insight for Cyberstorage Solutions to Protect Unstructured Data Against Ransomware

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Understanding the need for Cyberstorage technology

As Gartner explains in the report, “Cyberstorage solutions deliver active technologies to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from ransomware attacks on unstructured data storage solutions. I&O leaders must evaluate cyberstorage solutions as a new defense mechanism to protect their most critical data.”

Why now?

Gartner predicts that “by 2025, 40% of all enterprises will require storage products to have integrated ransomware defense mechanisms, up from 10% in 2021.”
“Traditional network-attached storage (NAS) systems hosting file shares are not equipped to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from ransomware or prevent data exfiltration, as they rely on solutions outside of the storage domain.”
Learn how to differentiate the key features of Cyberstorage products aligned with the NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF), including:
  • Identify: vulnerability scanning
  • Protect: Zero Trust architecture; logical internal air gap; detailed logging; intelligent file indexing; smart immutable snapshots
  • Detect: reporting; anomaly detection; ransomware detection; malware detection; data exfiltration detection
  • Respond: alerting; session blocking
  • Recover: forensic analysis; smart recovery

Gartner, Innovation Insight for Cyberstorage Solutions to Protect Unstructured Data Against Ransomware, Jerry Rozeman, Julia Palmer, 8 October 2021

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