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Dell Technologies partners with AWS to fight ransomware attacks

By Shannon Williams, Thu 2 Dec 2021

Dell Technologies and Amazon Web Services have teamed up to bring Dell’s cyber recovery vault to the AWS Marketplace with the launch of Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS. 

Through the AWS Marketplace, customers can easily purchase and deploy an air-gapped cyber vault from Dell, to help securely protect and isolate data away from a ransomware attack.

Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS provides multiple layers of protection with a modern approach that allows AWS customers to resume normal business operations quickly and confidently after a cyberattack. The solution moves a customer’s critical data away from the attack surface, physically and logically isolating it with a secure, automated operational air gap. Unlike standard backup solutions, this air gap locks down management interfaces, requiring separate security credentials and multi-factor authentication for access.

“Data is a strategic asset and protecting it against ransomware and other cyberattacks is critical for organisations to make informed decisions about their business and thrive in today’s digital economy,” says David Noy, vice president of data protection product management, Dell Technologies. 

“By teaming with AWS, we are offering customers a cyber recovery solution that isolates business-critical data away from an attack with an air-gapped cyber vault, helping organisations reduce risk and protect data with confidence after a successful cyberattack.”

As organisations continue to adopt diverse IT infrastructures, across the public cloud and on-premises environments, data protection solutions can improve data security. According to the 2021 Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index survey of 1,000 global IT decision makers, of which 250 are from APJ (Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea), 67% of global organisations and  66% of APJ organisations lack confidence that all business-critical data can be recovered in the event of a destructive cyberattack. 

Lucas Salter, general manager, Data Protection Solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell Technologies adds, “Across APJ, 82% of companies are concerned their organisation’s existing data protection solutions won’t be able to meet all future business challenges. 

"Moreover, 70% of companies are struggling to find suitable data protection solutions for cloud native applications," he says.

"Our collaboration with AWS is timely as it delivers integrated capabilities to help customers maintain continuity, scale new opportunities for growth, enable greater data mobility, and more importantly, future proof their IT operations.”

Sabina Joseph, general manager, America’s Technology Partners, AWS, says Dell Technologies’ cyber recovery solution will help joint customers face the threat of ransomware and other cyberattacks.

“Through Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS, our customers can now have access to a data vault they can purchase and deploy on AWS.”

Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS is the latest data protection solution from Dell Technologies available for purchase in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalogue with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors.

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