Company Wins in Hardware and Software Categories for Anti-Ransomware and GDPR Compliance Innovations
Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 today announced that the company has been named the Backup and DR Software and Services Category Gold Winner and the Backup and DR Hardware Category Gold Winner in the Storage Magazine / SearchStorage.com Product of the Year competition. Asigra attributes its win to the exceptional capabilities in both award-winning products, including advanced anti-ransomware and GDPR compliance features.
“Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved 14 converges enterprise data protection and cybersecurity. It contains embedded malware engines in the backup and recovery stream to prevent ransomware from getting into backups. Those engines identify a virus, quarantine it and notify customers,” said Techtarget editors. “Asigra Cloud Backup also enables compliance with several articles of the recently enacted GDPR, including a citizen’s right to erasure. Other features include data protection for Office 365 Groups, a new management console with RESTful APIs, instant recovery and container-based deployment and protection.”
The top products considered in the backup and disaster recovery (DR) software and services category included backup and recovery software, cloud backup and recovery services, DR, snapshot and replication software, electronic vaulting and archiving software. Products compared in the hardware category include stand-alone disk and tape systems, backup software integrated with hardware appliances and gateway appliances for cloud backup and replication. Asigra received the top ranking in both categories for the company’s software and integrated TrueNAS backup appliance.
According to the publication, “The judges scored Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved V14 far higher than any other product in the category, praising its innovation and functionality.” One judge wrote, “This is the best data protection I have seen anywhere in preventing ransomware from infecting backups or erasing them. Very complete comprehensive data protection solution at a very low cost.” Another judge complimented Asigra’s “top-level” ransomware defense and unique pricing that is based on usage, not protection.
In partnership with iXsystems, the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance took home the gold as the Product of the Year in the backup/DR hardware category. Asigra’s integrated backup appliance combines Cloud Backup Evolved V14 and iXsystems’ TrueNAS hardware featuring the OpenZFS file system.
“The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance impressed the judges in several areas,” noted the publication. “Affordability was a factor, as the lowest-capacity model of Asigra TrueNAS costs $10,000 and comes with 60 TB of storage. Price scales with capacity, with the highest-end configuration holding up to 10 petabytes…One judge summed up the complete package as having “great functionality [and] good pricing.” Other judges focused on functionality, specifically calling out the solution as exceptional for how it protects against ransomware by defending backup data. “This product seems to provide the most thought-through approach to ransomware attacks that include backup and archive attacks,” another judge said.
Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved is version 14 of the company’s software, converging data protection and IT security for effective malware detection for safe, secure and reliable backup and data recovery. The enhanced platform includes the industry’s first zero-day Attack-Loop preventative technology using bi-directional malware detection, zero-day exploit protection, variable repository naming, and two-factor authentication (2FA) for a full defensive suite against advanced ransomware and other cyber-attacks on backup data.
“Data recovery is a mission critical capability that we have focused on since the beginning. But as many other backup vendors can attest to, the ability to recover ransomware-free data can be put at risk by new attacks on the backup set by criminal coders,” said David Farajun, CEO, Asigra. “We appreciate Techtarget’s recognition of both our software and hardware solutions for ensuring compliant, ransomware-free data protection and recovery when required by our customers.”
To learn more about Asigra, visit: www.asigra.com