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Zerto is enabling new functionalities to recognize signs of a ransomware attack. Zerto 10 has been equipped with advanced detection mechanisms that can find signs of suspicious encryption of data taking place in a cloud environment.

The new tool measures common encryption methods within an organization, which should only recognize the action of malicious actors.

“Zerto 10 provides a feature critical to providing resilient protection against ransomware: real-time detection of anomalous encryption attempts. This feature monitors incoming data streams and reports suspicious encryption. It can detect suspicious encryption in a matter of minutes and notify users accordingly. This diagnostic feature thus provides an early warning system for ransomware attacks,” Zerto announced in the press release.

Layered

In addition, Zerto says it provides the “ultimate layer of protection” with the so-called Cyber Resilience Vault.

“The new Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault adds an additional layer of security to the early warning system. This digital vault for backups uses a decentralized zero trust architecture to provide fast recovery from an airgapped environment. The solution thus provides the fastest times for replication and detection, isolation and locking, and testing and recovery. Organizations can customize the Cyber Resilience Vault as needed to minimize the impact of the worst ransomware scenarios. The security and performance of Zerto’s Cyber Resilience Vault enables organizations to meet the requirements of current laws and regulations.”

In addition, Zerto 10 offers an out-of-the-box Virtual Manager Appliance that could be quickly deployed to boost security. This new Linux-based appliance serves to replace the legacy Windows-based Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM) and is more secure and easier to deploy. The solution is automatically maintained by Zero based on regular product updates. Organizations upgrading legacy ZVMs to the Zerto Virtual Manager Appliance benefit from a smooth migration.

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