Dell Innovations Shield Data Against Disasters


Dell Innovations Shield Data Against Disasters

By Greg Tavarez

Organizations, whether they choose to admit to it or not, are hit with disasters such as cyber attacks. In fact, cyber attacks are at the forefront of disasters as they account for almost half of all disasters organizations face, according to the 2022 Dell Global Data Protection Index survey. That is an uptick from 37% in 2021.

The rise in cyber threats set off alarms to find solutions to better protect valuable data, especially in a digital landscape where everything is connected to the internet – and increasingly, business users are accessing networks and data from a variety of locations. To help customers better protect their data on-premises, in the cloud, or at the network edge, Dell took the initiative to expand its data protection appliances and software.

Dell’s enhancements to its PowerProtect Data Manager software simplify IT operations of organizations while reducing risks. The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance allows automated discovery and protection of assets and delivers VMware protection with Transparent Snapshots. It also provides more secure access to restricted functions with IAM and delivers software-defined data protection for easier deployment. New built-in operational security capabilities, such as MFA, dual authorization and role-based access controls enable the appliance to provide a simple path to adopt modern data protection.

"With the new PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance, we can more simply deploy Data Manager across our infrastructure, helping us be more efficient and strengthening our cyber resiliency," said James McNair, vice president, distributed systems manager, Trustmark Bank, a Dell customer.

Dell’s innovation has also brought in new cyber recovery capabilities for public clouds and secure data backup. The latest expansion of Dell’s cyber recovery capabilities for public clouds, PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Google Cloud, enables customers to more easily deploy an isolated cyber vault in Google Cloud to more securely separate and protect data from a cyber attack.

For secure data backup, Dell APEX Data Storage Services now offers a backup target option to provide more secure backup storage in a flexible pay-per-use consumption model. The backup target service is easy to adopt and streamlines the process of purchasing, deploying and maintaining backup storage.

"This digital landscape requires a modern data protection and security strategy to address cyber threats,” said Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell. “Dell helps customers strengthen cyber resiliency by offering integrated data protection software, systems and services to help ensure data and applications are protected and resilient wherever they live."

Dell does not plan to stop there. With cyber threats increasing and data becoming more valuable, Dell is expected to introduce a new Cyber Recovery Guarantee in January to provide assurance to customers that their data is recoverable following a cyber attack.

What the guarantee does is provide customers up to $10 million in reimbursement for qualifying expenses to assist in the recovery of data from ransomware and other cyber incidents in the event restoring data is not possible with Dell solutions.

The program is a sign of confidence in its ability to provide a highly effective data recovery solution, considering we can be sure cyber attacks are not going to slow down. With Dell putting its money where it’s mouth is, customers receive comfort and confidence knowing data is protected more securely with a recovery guarantee as another defense layer, in case a cyber disaster strikes.

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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