Arcserve X Series Appliances secured by Sophos

Issue 9 2020 IT infrastructure

Arcserve Southern Africa has unveiled the Arcserve X Series Appliances secured by Sophos, the first self-contained solutions with integrated cyber and data protection for enterprise data volumes. The new Appliances combine deep learning endpoint protection and on- and off-site disaster recovery with over 3 PB (petabytes) of effective capacity in one unit, plus linear expansion to increase capacity as needed.

According to the recently released Sophos 2021 Threat Report, organisations are hard-pressed to predict the evolution of cyber threats because ransomware gangs are constantly devising new tactics to hold critical data hostage and solicit ransom payments. For that reason, enterprises must take a proactive approach through an integrated first and last line of defence that offers ransomware prevention, detection and removal, and if needed, automated restoration to on-site and cloud targets.

“Most practitioners in the IT community understand the extreme wreckage ransomware often leaves in its wake,” said Phil Goodwin, research director, IDC. “Integrating cybersecurity and data protection as a coordinated deployment is critical, of which Arcserve has staked its position at the forefront of this market. The new X Series Appliances expand these integrated technologies and are designed to create a robust system scalable for enterprise data centres.”

Data protection and security at scale

Arcserve X Series Appliances remove the complications common in enterprise infrastructures and offer a higher ROI by eliminating discrete data protection and security strategies:

• Powered by Arcserve UDP software, organisations protect complex workloads with heterogeneous technologies that can be unboxed and deployed in under 15 minutes.

• Integrate Sophos Intercept X Advanced cybersecurity to prevent ransomware and hacker attacks, including credential harvesting, lateral movement and privilege escalation.

• Protect entire enterprise data centres with over 3 PB of effective capacity per unit.

• Increase capacity as needed with linear expansion.

Performance-driven architecture

To stay ahead of new and existing challenges, IT organisations require solutions with extreme performance and agility:

• Architected with cloud-native technologies, the X Series enables cloud economies of scale by combining on- and off-site backup and rapid restoration to public and private clouds, including Arcserve Cloud, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Nutanix Objects, Eucalyptus, Rackspace and more.

• Instant VM and BMR, local and remote virtual standby, application-consistent backup and granular restoration, optional high availability, and more.

• 56 CPU cores and 1 TB RAM (expandable to 2 TB) to spin up dozens of VMs on-appliance.

• Hyper-efficient global deduplication with enterprise-grade SAS HDDs and NVMe SSDs for up to 20:1 ratios.

“As the threat landscape evolves and data becomes more distributed in our work-from-home reality, it’s become more critical than ever to invest in the highest-performing tools and services to keep data safe,” said Ivan Pittaluga, chief technology officer of Arcserve. “And, as more data is being produced it’s equally important that organisations have a solution that can grow with them.”

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