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  • Writer's pictureSharon Caro

Ransomware Attack Recovery; Gartner Reveals the Importance of Modern Backup Infrastructure

According to recent research from Gartner, modern backup infrastructure is the last line of defense in an overall cybersecurity strategy. In order to effectively protect your business from cyberattacks, it is crucial to have a backup system in place that includes air gap technology, instant recovery capability, and automated data restoration and deployment capabilities.

Key Findings:

  • Isolated recovery environments (IREs) are undoubtedly required as a destination where data can be restored and forensically examined following a cyber event. The implementation of such environments is both confusing and cost-prohibitive, with many looking to construct an IRE in an existing secondary location using modern backup infrastructure.

  • Creating an immutable copy of backup data in an air-gapped network location is now a must for any data protection strategy. The leading vendors are making this easier to implement by providing a platform to have intact data in a recovery location.

  • Ransomware attacks will vary in nature, with the level of infection dictating the recovery strategy being used. Organizations can utilize modern backup infrastructure to restore rapidly in certain situations, but must ensure ransomware is eradicated and the threat vector is eliminated or risk reinfection.

  • Instant recovery options that can mount backup images directly on backup storage allow for rapid restoration of virtual machines (VMs). This recovery method will vary in performance and scale between backup architectures, but has to be a consideration in a ransomware recovery scenario.


All industries must consider recovery from cyber events as part of

a risk management strategy. If they are not, they should be.

Modern backup infrastructure is not a ransomware prevention solution; instead, it is the last line of defense in an overall cybersecurity strategy and must include the above at a minimum for both on-premises and public cloud data.

Salvador Technologies' solution of a 30-second recovery through an air-gapped technology, is designed for critical infrastractures and provides offline protection, designed for critical nfrastractures, in a Fully automated recovery process.

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