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The Threat Is Real.

Ransomware has become a Board-level conversation. The threat from ransomware continues to grow as experts say that up to 40% of all email spam contains ransomware. Ransomware has become so prolific that it is no longer a question of “if” you are going to get hit with this type of malware, but when. A solid backup vendor and process is the only way to get ransomware protection, but not all backup vendors completely solve the issue.

Protect Yourself by Protecting Your Data and Applications

The only way to get ransomware protection for your organization, data, and computing infrastructure is to perform frequent backups. Unitrends strongly recommends that you follow the 3-2-1 rule: 3 copies of your data, 2 different types of media, 1 copy off-site. You need to isolate and completely disconnect one copy of your backups to keep them from being corrupted by the ransomware attack. For enterprises that exist in only one location, the Unitrends Cloud can be an inexpensive and easier solution to the manual process of creating and moving physical tapes.

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Secure your Infrastructure with Pre-Integrated, Hardened Appliances

Because of the wide prevalence of Windows, ransomware criminals predominantly target Windows-based servers, appliances, PCs, and devices. Rather than protecting your infrastructure, a Windows-based backup appliance can become just another victim of a ransomware attack. Acquire a backup and business continuity solution that is written in hardened Linux rather than Windows code. All Unitrends backup appliances are written in hardened Linux to keep ransomware from making your recovery solution a victim of a ransomware attack.

Test, Test and Test Again – Know the Time of Your Last Successful Backup

For effective ransomware protection, it is critical to know the exact time of your last good backup. This is the point that you can be assured that your data is fully protected, uncorrupted, and available for recovery. Testing should include running trial recoveries up to the point of actually launching a backup application. This ensures that all files, settings, applications, and data are available for recovery. Unitrends Recovery Assurance software performs automatic testing of backup data, settings, and applications, doing trial recoveries to ensure your backup is working and your ransomware protection is effective. This gives you 100% confidence you can meet your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs).

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Proactive Detection to Find a Ransomware Attack Earlier

Early detection is key to ransomware protection by reducing the amount of data that is lost. There might not be a ransom demand immediately, so, it is imperative that ransomware activity be noticed quickly. The ability to recognize the changes to data files brought on by a ransomware attack is called predictive analytics. As data is ingested into the Unitrends appliances, the predictive analytics engine analyzes it and uses machine learning to uncover anomalies that a system would show if infected with ransomware. When suspicious data change rates are detected, Unitrends sends an immediate notification to the IT administrators to check for ransomware. The more frequent the backups, the more quickly an attack will be discovered.

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Faster Recovery to Lessen the Negative Impacts of an Attack

Enterprises need a set of tools that will automatically take action to protect data and applications against just about any type of issue, including ransomware. Unitrends provides software and services that can support easy and automated restoration of production data to their state prior to the attack. This rapid recovery greatly reduces the amount of downtime and impact to an enterprise. Unitrends backup appliances can act as recovery platforms until production servers are scrubbed and brought back into service. Since clean, tested backup data is already on the Unitrends appliance, recovery can take just seconds. Cloud recovery can take just as little time if backup and advanced testing steps have been followed properly.


Unitrends has been able to provide us with peace of mind that we will be able to restore data in case of emergency and enabled us to lower our RTO and RPO significantly. The appliances and services are stable and reliable. Our Unitrends appliance literally paid for itself after being able to restore the 2 million+ files affected by ransomware earlier this year.

Erica Reyes

Director of IT

EXCO Engineering

Unitrends has more recommended backup, recovery, and continuity models than other vendors combined


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