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The latest release adds new cybersecurity features as well as cloud integrations.

Veritas Technologies this week announced the release of a new version of its NetBackup backup and recovery platform. NetBackup 10 features an expanded set of cybersecurity features, as well as improved public cloud support. 

The new release can automatically run malware scans to find potentially malicious files in a company’s systems. The platform can scan a file during the backup creation process. It also scans before an earlier copy of the file is restored. Checking a backup copy of a file for malicious code before restoring it helps admins block undetected malware.

Modern data infrastructure increasingly includes on-premises resources, hosted services and Software-as-a-Service applications from multiple public cloud providers. This multi-cloud approach creates new data management challenges, the company says. These include unexpected costs, operational complexity and increased vulnerability to cyberattacks.

Deepak Mohan, executive vice president of products at Veritas, scommented. “Enterprises are accelerating their cloud transformation to deliver new business outcomes where they need a broad and modern platform to cost effectively provide data protection and ransomware resiliency in multi-cloud environments. NetBackup solves this problem today, and NetBackup 10 powered by Cloud Scale Technology is the first step in delivering industry-leading Autonomous Data Management, on-premises and in the cloud. This new technology will continuously self-provision, self-optimize and self-heal data management services.”

Cloud Scale Technology

Veritas Cloud Scale Technology uses web-scale IT technologies and techniques to provide greater cloud agility and efficiency, the company says. At the same time, it also provides elastic, auto-scaling data management.

Cloud Scale Technology creates the foundation for the new features delivered in NetBackup 10. But it also supports Veritas’ strategy to transform data protection by delivering Autonomous Data Management. The company envisions its technology will be able to autonomously provision, optimize and repair data management services. And it will do this while empowering end users to enable self-service data protection and recovery. This in turn will free up IT staff to focus on strategic and transformational activity.