“Ransomware has clearly expanded beyond consumers and is regularly attacking businesses and government entities. But not every backup company is convinced this is a problem they should solve. At VMworld I asked several backup companies what they are doing to battle ransomware.

Unitrends had the most advanced ransomware solution, as it looks for behavior patterns within the backed up data. It looks for things like too many changed files, system files changing that shouldn’t change, and other things. If it notices things like that, it notifies the appropriate people, allowing them to directly address the problem.”

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