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Ransomware protection

Secure Backup is your last line of Defense

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is malicious software that infects a computer and restricts access to crucial user data until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Ransomware is designed to spread through your network, exploiting technical and human vulnerabilities and leading to a significant impact on your business. Costs have skyrocketed to nearly two million dollars (US) per incident and have a global economic impact of over 20 billion dollars (US).

Stay safe with Veeam

At Veeam®, we believe secure backup is your last line of defense against ransomware. Our software is secure by design because having a reliable backup can be the difference between downtime, data loss and paying a costly ransom.  
  • Comprehensive ransomware remediation
  • Infrastructure flexibility
  • Automated backup verifications
  • Fast, reliable recovery
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What is the real cost of ransomware?

Ransomware attacks were up 93% in 20211 and are no longer a question of if but when. Once you protect your business with Veeam, you will be able to defend against ALL cyberattacks.

Without Veeam2

$1.85M Average total cost of attack

$170K+ Average ransom paid

35% Average data loss

With Veeam3

<$5k Total cost of attack

$0 Ransom paid

0% Data loss

Capabilities

Ransomware protection

Overcome any cyberthreat
Veeam enables you to be ready for ransomware attacks and recover with confidence. Veeam is the leader in backup and reliable recovery options on premises and in the cloud, offering the most-effective recovery options in the industry.
Staged and secure data restore

Ensure recovered virtual machines don’t contain any personal or sensitive data to meet compliance standards.

Ransomware workload testing

Restore data in an isolated virtual sandbox, scan for malware, without impacting production systems.

Confident recovery orchestration

Dynamically update and automate the testing of recovery plans and quickly recover any data without manual intervention.

Data Integration API

Avoid impacting the performance of your production environment with third-party integrations.

Immutable backups

Secure options on premises and in the cloud using Veeam Scale-out Backup Repository™ (SoBR).

Instant VM Recovery and database (DB) recovery

Restore VMs and DBs to your production environment by running them from compressed and deduplicated backup files.

Item-level recovery

Perform item-level recovery from application-aware backups with Veeam Explorers™ for Microsoft applications.

PII protection

Tag your infrastructure sources containing PII and monitor them with dashboards and audits.

Workload discovery

Automatically discover new workloads and applications to determine the best process for a successful backup.

Real-time monitoring and alerts

Maintain visibility and mitigate issues with 340+ pre-set alarms and 150+ pre-built reports and Heatmaps.

Storage flexibility

Over 80 qualified storage options, including over 30 object storage, of which 15 are immutable, makes the 3-2-1-1-0 rule easy.

Veeam Platform

One platform to protect and manage all workloads

Veeam Platform is the only solution to help your business evolve how it manages data while ensuring its availability across any application or cloud infrastructure.

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Cloud

Secure and protect your data across your multi‑cloud environment

Achieve cloud-native backup and recovery that’s purpose-built for leading cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP and thousands of Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners.

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SaaS

The control and protection required for your Microsoft 365 data

Protect your Microsoft 365 data, including OneDrive for Business and Teams, so that organizations can mitigate the risk of data loss.

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Apps

Next‑generation application recovery engine

Accelerate the recovery of applications, databases and any data with Veeam Backup & Replication’s™ next generation recovery engine that offers instant recovery for virtual machines (VMs) as well as Oracle, SQL, Microsoft applications and much more.

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Virtual

#1 backup and availability for your virtual environments

It all started here! Veeam Backup & Replication delivers extensive and unmatched backup, replication and recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV hypervisors.

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Physical

Powerful NAS and physical server backup

Protect your unstructured NAS data as well as physical servers and endpoints, including Windows, Linux, Mac, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris.

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Data reuse

Unleash the power within your data to unlock greater acceleration

Untap the potential within your data to extract key business insights. Data mining, data classification, security analysis, forensics,eDiscovery and much more.

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Disaster Recovery Orchestration

Restore confidently from any disaster

Orchestration is critical for both data availability and agility. Automate disaster recovery (DR) plans, including creation, documentation and testing with Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (VRDO).

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Monitoring and Analytics

Visibility for proactive management

Gain unified AI-driven data management for your entire IT infrastructure. With Veeam ONE™, customers can leverage a powerful monitoring, reporting and capacity planning tool that provides visibility into their workload and is driven by proprietary machine learning and big data capabilities.

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Backup and Recovery

Veeam Backup & Replication is the engine that drives Veeam Platform

Centralize data protection for your cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS and Kubernetes workloads with solutions for the protection of any workload. Backup, replication and Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is where your journey starts. Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, Kasten K10 for Kubernetes and much more.

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Storage, analytic and management APIs

The highest integration level across storage partners, management capabilities and third‑party data analytics

Integrate and interface with a broad ecosystem of solutions and partners. This includes data analytic and reporting tools, management platforms and hypervisor integration with VMware, Microsoft and Nutanix. This also includes cloud integrations like AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud and thousands of service providers and storage integration partners.

On Premises, public cloud and BaaS & DRaaS

Protection. Your way

Veeam products and solutions are fully flexible, enabling customers to choose the best deployment platform to meet their unique needs. Organizations can choose to deploy fully on-premises with both virtual, physical and public cloud options, including AWS, Azure and GCP as well as fully managed BaaS (Backup as a Service) and DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) offerings by our network of service provider partners available in 180+ countries.

How can I stay protected?

Veeam offers powerful solutions to protect your business from ransomware attacks and other threats.
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Availability for all your cloud, virtual and physical workloads — Quickly achieve fast, flexible, reliable backup, archival, recovery and replication.

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Veeam ONE

Deliver true proactive management of your backup environment with visibility, reporting and analytics that help you detect issues before they become problems.

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Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator

Automatically test, document and execute disaster recovery plans for any VM in as little as one-click, recovering everything from a single application to entire sites.

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Veeam Backup for
Microsoft Office 365

Eliminate the risk of losing access to your Office 365 data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.

Veeam Alliance Program

We've partnered with best-in-class providers to create flexible ransomware protection with your existing architecture. Learn more about how these Veeam Alliance Partners can help protect your business against ransomware.

Latest ransomware trends 

Educate yourself with Veeam’s latest ransomware trends to ensure your business stays protected.

Ransomware Prevention Kit

How to prevent, detect and recover from ransomware.

 
5 Ransomware Protection Best Practices

Assess cybersecurity risks and master the evolution of ransomware attacks.

Ransomware Protection Demo Video

Stop ransomware attacks in its tracks.

Gartner Magic
Quadrant

Gartner named Veeam a Leader for the fifth time in 2021.

Ransomware Risk Assessment

12 simple questions to assess your current ransomware protection.

Check out what our customers are saying about Veeam

Learn more about ransomware protection

What is ransomware?
Ransomware is maliciously created malware that finds and encrypts an organization’s files and storage. Through entry points like phishing emails, users can unintentionally allow this attack into the organization. Cybercriminals use this malware to extort money from the organization. With many ransomware attacks also seeking out all production and backup files and documents — and encrypting those too — the organization is left no choice but to meet the cybercriminals’ demands.
How should I prevent ransomware?

Veeam backup products are known for being simple, flexible and reliable — attributes that are key to your resiliency efforts. When it comes to a ransomware incident, resiliency is completely predicated on how you implement your Veeam backup infrastructure solution, the behavior of the threat and the course you take in remediating the threat.

To find implementation recommendations for ransomware resiliency, explore the following guidance:

  • Protection of the Veeam Backup & Replication server and components
  • Implementing Veeam capabilities for ransomware detection
  • Ultra-resilient backup storage and the 3-2-1 Rule
  • Multiple recovery techniques configuration
  • Endpoint protection 
  • Network-Attached Storage (NAS) protection
  • Veeam encryption of backup data 
  • Orchestrating recoveries of backups and replicas.
How can I recover from ransomware?

At Veeam, our approach to remediating ransomware is this:

Don’t pay the ransom. Restore the data — this is the only option. In spite of all of the education and implementation techniques that you may employ to stay resilient against ransomware, you should be prepared to defend against a ransomware incident if a threat is introduced. But what you may not have thought about is specifically what to do when a threat is discovered. Here are a few recommendations for remediation to have at your disposal should a ransomware incident happen:

VEEAM SUPPORT
There’s a special group within the Veeam Support organization that has specific operations to guide customers through restoring data in ransomware incidents. Since you don’t want to put your backups at risk, having this support is critical for your ability to recover.

COMMUNICATION FIRST
In disasters of any type, communication becomes one of your first challenges. Have a plan for how to communicate out-of-band with the right individuals. This plan can include group text lists, phone numbers or other mechanisms that are commonly used for on-call but expanded for an entire IT operations group.

EXPERTS
Have a list of security, incident response, identity management, etc. teams ready to contact if needed. They can be within the organization or external experts. If a Veeam service provider is used, there are additional value add-ons to their base offering that can be considered (such as Veeam Cloud Connect Insider Protection).

CHAIN OF DECISION
In recovering from any disaster, who makes the call to restore, to fail over and so on? Have discussions about this decision authority beforehand, so your chain of decision is ready to deploy should an incident arise.

READY TO RESTORE
When it’s appropriate to restore, implement additional safety checks before putting systems on the network again. Additional steps can include restoring with network access disabled for a final check.

RESTORE SAFELY
Veeam Secure Restore will trigger an antivirus scan of the image before the restoration completes. Veeam Secure Restore uses the latest antivirus and malware definitions, with the option of an additional tool, to ensure a threat is not reintroduced.

FORCE PASSWORD RESETS
While it’s not always popular with users, implementing a sweeping forced change of passwords reduces the threat propagation surface area.

1 Check Point Software. Mid-Year 2021 Security Report.

2 Sophos. (2021, April). The State of Ransomware 2021.

3 Veeam. (2020, August 13). Ransomware Study Final Analysis.

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