Solving common information security challenges

When people think of Veeam, they often think of our flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication. The truth of the matter is Veeam Backup & Replication does a lot more than just backup and replication. Veeam also has a number of other products that can help customers solve their most challenging business problems.

Today I want to take a look at some common challenges information security professionals face and how Veeam can help.

Challenge 1: Patching

We all know how much trouble patching can be, but also how essential it is for our operations.

What if we could know for sure how a patch would impact our applications before we deployed it?

What if we could quickly test critical patches before pushing them out to production?

The good news is, we can with Veeam Data Labs.

Veeam Data Labs allows us to spin up copies of our production environments in a completely isolated environment. We do this by using a proxy appliance in VMware vSphere. You can see how it works in this image:

Veeam Data Labs basic principal schema.

This allows us to rapidly test patches with the click of a button, without impacting our production environments.

The best part? We can throw it all away after we’re finished with it. Be sure to check out this great overview of how Veeam Data Labs works.

Challenge 2: Business Continuity management

There’s a lot that goes into Business Continuity management. Before we can even put a DR plan in place, we need to understand critical aspects of our applications, like their RPOs and RTOs.

Then we need to test that our disaster recovery plans actually work.

Veeam Availability Orchestrator is a platform that makes it easy to recover your Veeam replicas and Veeam backups in the event of a disaster.

Our good friend Veeam Data Labs helps us test our DR plans with a single click, while ensuring we are meeting our RPOs and RTOs.

The best part is that it couldn’t be easier to create a DR plan in Veeam Availability Orchestrator’s easy-to-use HTML 5 interface.

Creating a DR plan in Veeam Availability Orchestrator’s easy-to-use HTML 5 interface.

Veeam Availability Orchestrator is accessible any time, any place, from any device to make sure that you’re always ready for a DR event. Don’t miss this post on how easy it is to set up a DR plan in Veeam Availability Orchestrator.

Best of all, its documentation is top notch, ensuring everyone always knows what’s going on at every level of the business, and you’re always in compliance.

Challenge 3: Asset management

Asset management is a huge issue in most organizations today. Laptops get left on planes and trains every day. And do I even need to bring up ransomware?

Besides getting lost, let’s face it, things just happen to devices that we can’t control.

We often focus on being able to lock down systems if they’re lost or wiping them remotely, but what about the data on them?

Sure, we tell our users not to save things locally, but of course they still do.

With Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux, we can make sure our data is protected on these devices, no matter what happens to them.

For more details on how Veeam can help solve these common information security problems, be sure to read this detailed white paper: How Veeam Can Solve Three Common Problems Faced by Information Security Professionals.

Also, don’t forget that all Veeam products are available for a 30-day free trial. You can download a free trial of Veeam Backup & Replication, which includes the Veeam Agents and a free trial of Veeam Availability Orchestrator.

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