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Veeam and Sophos Unite with Strategic Partnership to Advance Security of Business-Critical Backups with Managed Detection and Response for Cyber Resiliency | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


Veeam and Sophos technologies integrate to vigilantly detect cybersecurity threats like ransomware, determine the warranted response, and quickly recover impacted data by exchanging critical information

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 24, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veeam® Software, the leader in Data Protection and Ransomware Recovery, today announced a strategic partnership with Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service. Through the partnership, Veeam Data Platform will integrate with Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR), adding a critical layer of human-led threat detection and response to advance the security of business-critical backups against ransomware attackers who attempt to manipulate, delete or change the customers backup environment as a tactic in their overall attack chain to increase pressure on victims to pay the ransom.

With persistent cyberattackers constantly upping their game, the question is no longer if or when, but how often an organization will be impacted, making it more critical than ever for organizations to have the right protection and recovery capabilities in place. Together, Veeam and Sophos technologies vigilantly detect cybersecurity threats, determine the warranted response and rapidly recover impacted data, providing organizations peace of mind knowing their data is always available and easily recoverable.

“The growing threat of cyberattacks can only be addressed by companies coming together to offer customers more complete and integrated protection,” said Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam. “Combining the #1 global leader in data protection and ransomware recovery with the #1 MDR offering provides customers with the most comprehensive cybersecurity protection and recovery on the market today. Keeping businesses running, no matter what happens, is central to Veeam’s overall mission, and by uniting with Sophos to create an end-to-end approach, we take another step in protecting customers from bad actors by strengthening their overall security posture and enabling radical resilience.”

Veeam Data Platform monitors an organization’s environment to detect potential threats against customers’ production workloads and their backup environment. Should a threat be identified, such as an attacker attempting to tamper with backups, Veeam sends an alert to Sophos MDR—a fully-managed threat hunting, detection and response service that provides a dedicated 24/7 security team that rapidly identifies and neutralizes complex attacks, including ransomware, network breaches, hands-on keyboard adversaries, and more. The Sophos MDR security operations team can determine if an attack is occurring and take actions to disrupt, contain and fully-eliminate the attacker.

“Active adversaries are remarkably adept at evolving their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), often outpacing the detection capabilities of many organizations, as evidenced by Sophos X-Ops threat intelligence. The need for secure backups is paramount, and always-on security operations is imperative in fortifying this business-critical data,” said Marty Ward, vice president of technology operations at Sophos. “Sophos MDR is the most widely used MDR offering with more than 19,000 customers worldwide, and we look forward to extending this urgently needed offering to organizations using Veeam. Together, we’re keeping organizations running securely.”

Additional key benefits of this strategic partnership include:

  • Defending Against Ransomware: Advanced threat detection and prevention capabilities from Sophos, with immutable backups and versioning provided by Veeam, ensure backup data remains secure and recoverable.

  • Improving Threat Response Time: Sophos MDR security operations specialists execute immediate response actions to stop confirmed threats with an industry-leading average response time of 38 minutes—96% faster than the industry benchmark.

  • Identifying Internal Security Threats: Comprehensive monitoring of internal and external threats like malware detect unauthorized or suspicious activity that could compromise backup data.

  • Preventing Accidental Deletion: Backup versioning, audit trails, and immutable storage options safeguard backup data against unintentional actions.

  • Maintaining Compliance: Robust data protection and security features can help organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements such as GDPR, HIPAA, and other industry-specific regulations.

  • Satisfying Cyber Insurance Requirements: Sophos MDR helps satisfy critical cyber insurance requirements, like having 24/7 threat monitoring—reducing the likelihood of a claim denial and helping organizations get better premiums.

Availability

This Veeam Data Platform and Sophos MDR integration is expected to be available later this year. For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com.

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Supporting Quotes

“Coordinating cybersecurity and cyber recovery strategies gives companies the best chance of defending against, and recovering from, a ransomware attack. ITOps and SecOps teams must work closely together for both incident response planning and crisis communications. Ransomware attacks are on the rise and customers require holistic solution that can assist them through the entire data security and recovery cycle. This partnership between Veeam and Sophos aims to combine key disciplines: the ability to detect cybersecurity threats, determine the warranted response and recover impacted data quickly and safely,” – Phil Goodwin, research vice president at IDC.

“Backups are an increasingly attractive target for adversaries to destroy before launching ransomware. Security is our number one priority as a trusted managed service provider. We need to know immediately when a customer’s backups are being tampered with or when malware is present so we can quickly neutralize threats and preserve data integrity. We proudly protect our customers’ diverse environments with Sophos MDR. This new partnership extends 24/7 threat detection and response as an extra layer of security to our backup and recovery solution, Nevtec Data Protection Services (NDPS), powered by Veeam. Knowing that Sophos’ highly trained security operations specialists are monitoring our backups 24/7 and can neutralize threats within minutes is a tremendous value add,” – Steve Neverve, president at Nevtec.

About Veeam Software

Veeam®, the #1 global market leader in data protection and ransomware recovery, is on a mission to help every organization not just bounce back from a data outage or loss but bounce forward. With Veeam, organizations achieve radical resilience through data security, data recovery, and data freedom for their hybrid cloud. The Veeam Data Platform delivers a single solution for cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS, and Kubernetes environments that gives IT and security leaders peace of mind that their apps and data are protected and always available. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in more than 30 countries, Veeam protects over 450,000 customers worldwide, including 73% of the Global 2000, who trust Veeam to keep their businesses running. Radical resilience starts with Veeam. Learn more at www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on LinkedIn @veeam-software and X @veeam.

About Sophos

Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully-managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.

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Contacts

Veeam Software
Director, Global Public Relations
Heidi Monroe Kroft, 614-339-8200 x8309



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