Newly Identified Category Recognizes the Importance of Active Defense Against Cyber Attacks on Unstructured Data
17 August 2021 – RackTop Systems, a leading and innovative provider of data storage solutions which actively defend against ransomware and insider threats, today announced the company has been named by Gartner as a Sample Vendor in the Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2021 for its offering. The report recognizes the need for prioritizing the inclusion of Cyberstorage into storage products above backup and disaster recovery measures.
Gartner defines the emerging market, “Cyberstorage protects unstructured storage system data against ransomware attacks through early detection and blocking of attacks and aids in recovery through analytics to pinpoint when an attack started. The solutions can be pure software, a dedicated appliance or fully integrated with the data storage solution.” It is important because, “ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly common, requiring the adoption or deployment of cybersecurity tools for active defense. Although numerous solutions are available for endpoint protection, back-end protection largely fails due to a lack of solutions. Network-attached storage (NAS) and scale-out file system storage provides inadequate protection from malicious deletion or encryption of data. Cyberstorage provides active defense against cyber attack on unstructured data.” Gartner further identified key market drivers, “by 2024, large enterprises will triple the unstructured data stored as file or object storage on-premises, at the edge or in the public cloud, compared with 2020. This massive growth in unstructured data demands better protection against threats such as ransomware.”
The report recognizes common obstacles to adopting cybersecurity tools for active defense, including the lack of capabilities from some of the most widely deployed products, as well as considerable investment in existing infrastructure which may not have these features in their storage products.
RackTop’s BrickStor Security Platform (SP) is the only software defined primary data storage solution that can actively defend an organization’s files from the most severe cyber threats and take active measures to stop ransomware, data theft, and malicious insiders in real time. BrickStor SP stores and protects Enterprise data at the edge, the core, or in the cloud. It is available as an on-premises solution, or as a virtual edition to be deployed on the customer’s existing infrastructure, or in the public cloud. BrickStor SP can also augment existing storage and enhance your prior SAN and S3 compatible object storage investments.
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Gartner, Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2021, Julia Palmer, 22 July 2021
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About RackTop Systems
RackTop Systems, a leading and innovative provider of data security solutions in the Cyberstorage market, is headquartered in Fulton, MD and offers expertise in North America. Learn more information at www.racktopsystems.com.