Data — whether in databases, documents, or media — is the lifeblood of modern business. It’s no surprise that year after year, IT executives make securing their business-critical information their number one priority.

But as cybercrime continues to evolve, digital threats are increasingly focused on separating businesses from their data assets, whether it’s stealing information to sell on the black market or using ransomware to restrict access to data systems. The statistics are shocking: ransomware attacks are up by 365% from Q2 2018 to Q2 2019. Since even the best ransomware detection and prevention tools aren’t foolproof, what can an organization do when the unthinkable occurs?

On this webinar, sponsored by StorageCraft and presented by ITPro, industry experts Michael Krieger, CEO of MRK Technology Marketing, and Sean Derrington, Sr. Director of Product Management at StorageCraft, will address how businesses can recover instantly from a ransomware attack — without paying a ransom. Attendees will learn:

  • How ransomware has evolved
  • Why education is critical to avoiding ransomware problems
  • The role of identity and access management in securing enterprise data
  • How backup, recovery, and business continuity represent the strongest line of defense against ransomware
  • What new data protection techniques can be used to thwart a ransomware infection

Presenter: Michael Krieger, CEO, MRK Technology Marketing

Michael is a 40+ year technology and marketing veteran with managerial and executive experience in IT, product management, product marketing, market research and analysis.  In 2008 he founded MRK, a San Francisco Bay area marketing consultancy that focuses on technology, legal and biotech products. Before launching MRK, Michael spent over a decade as VP of Ziff Davis Market Experts, providing ideation, creation and delivery of integrated marketing offerings for Ziff’s largest clients. He has held worldwide marketing roles for Hitachi Data Systems, AST and cloud pioneer FutureLink, one of the first ASPs offering virtual desktop services to a global audience of IT and LOB constituents.

Presenter: Sean Derrington Sr Director - Product Management, Marketing

Sean Derrington, Sr. Director - Product Management at StorageCraft, has more than 20 years of storage experience. Prior to StorageCraft, Sean led product management at Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft) and Veritas/Symantec and has held multiple product marketing and management positions covering storage management, cloud, and virtualization solutions. Before Veritas, he was the lead storage analyst at Meta Group. He holds a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

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OneXafe Benefits

OneXafe is a converged data platform that unifies enterprise-class data protection with scale-out storage in an easy-to-use, configurable solution. By integrating backup and recovery with scale-out storage from the ground up, OneXafe eliminates the complexity related to managing and protecting data. It removes the need for siloed solutions, minimizes costs incurred from standalone storage hardware and backup software solutions, and eliminates redundancy in management.

OneXafe delivers industry-leading recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for premium data integrity and business continuity. It ensures service reliability and assures that every machine is recoverable according to a specific backup, retention, and replication SLA.

Reliable Recovery - Ensure data integrity with automated, advanced reverification of
backup images and with inflight verification of data. Recover every single time with a
dependable complete system recovery.

Instant Recovery: Boot backup images as VMs in milliseconds with VirtualBoot IO readahead
technology without waiting for recovery to complete and without the need for storage vMotion. Recover files and folder in seconds and entire systems in minutes.

Flexible Recovery: The ability to recover to dissimilar HW or virtual environments,
ensures that recovery is timely and quick by utilizing the resources at hand and not waiting
for any specific resources.

Scaling Network Attached Storage (NAS) capacity can be as easy as popping a storage hard drive into the OneXafe appliance. As business requirements for increased data storage or performance change, OneXafe is extremely agile; simply add any number of disk drives, at any time, and in any capacity to meet your needs. Provision only the storage capacity you need, when you need it without complex network storage capacity planning or over-provisioning.

Our simple, transparent and all-inclusive pricing model with rich datacenter-class features makes OneXafe the most affordable Network Attached Storage (NAS) device in the market. Acquisition costs for StorageCraft solutions are 50% to 100% lower than that of comparable Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. OneXafe is an order of magnitude simpler to operate and manage, keeping your operating costs an order of magnitude lower.

Storage provisioning is done with zero-configuration. There is no need to manually manage network data storage pools, RAID sets, or volumes with OneXafe. System resiliency from dual disk or even dual network attached storage appliance failure is built-in and automatic. Many of the day-to-day data storage management tasks are handled automatically. All the included features are "on" by default and you never need complex configuration. You can implement disaster recovery with real-time replication in just 4 clicks using OneSystem’s intuitive web interface.

StorageCraft OneXafe provides you with rich enterprise-class storage reduction features such as inline variable length deduplication and compression to ensure the best network attached storage (NAS) utilization. It provides multi-site replication for easy disaster recovery implementation. Optional data protection feature allows for a hyper-converged secondary storage configuration.