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Dell Launches EMC Cyber Recovery Solution For Last Line Data Protection Defense

Dell has announced the launch of Dell EMC Cyber Recovery, along with Dell EMC Cyber Recovery Services designed to help provide a last line of data protection defense against ransomware and destructive cyber-attacks. The new software includes innovative automation, workflow and security analytics tools to ensure gold copies of critical data are isolated yet available so business processes can be resumed as quickly as possible in the event of a destructive cyber-attack.

The summary:

  • New Dell EMC Cyber Recovery software manages and automates isolation and recovery of critical data backups to protect against ransomware and destructive cyber attacks
  • Helps ensure copies of most critical data are protected and available so business processes can be resumed as quickly as possible in the event of a cyber attack
  • Enables and integrates with security analytics tools that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to deliver extensive analytics of protected data
  • Dell EMC Services available to advise, design, deploy and implement a tailored Cyber Recovery solution

“Malicious insiders and sophisticated cyber attackers, especially those that employ ransomware, are known to deliberately target data protection and backup infrastructure,” said Beth Phalen, President, Data Protection, Dell EMC. “We take a layered approach to data protection within the portfolio and with our Dell EMC Cyber Recovery software and Services, helping ensure true data isolation and a last line of data protection defense for business-critical data from a variety cyber threats.”

Dell EMC Cyber Recovery software integrates with Dell EMC Data Domain protection storage hardware. It provides a solution that combines the benefits of data isolation and business continuity to help minimize the impact of a cyber-attack, while providing a faster and higher likelihood of success in the recovery of critical data and systems.

Dell EMC Cyber Recovery automates the retention of isolated secure copies of critical data within a Cyber Recovery Vault (CR Vault), removing them from the attack surface. Serving as the ideal test bed, the CR Vault allows customers to perform security analytics on the retained data without having to perform a restore and potentially activating malware that may be present in the protected dataset. A new REST API automation framework provides seamless integration with security analytics software packages such as Index Engines CyberSenseTM which applies over 40 heuristics to determine indicators of compromise.

Dell EMC also offers Cyber Recovery Services focused on providing a solution for customers exact data protection and cyber security requirements. This is accomplished through an expanded set of services including:

Workshop: During this one-day workshop, consultants share Dell EMC best practices for business resiliency with a strong focus on cyber recovery.

Advisory: The advisory service builds on the Workshop by adding development of a high level cyber recovery strategy. The customer’s current and desired state is analyzed to create a tailored strategy for cyber recovery preparedness.

Advisory & Roadmap: The advisory & roadmap builds on the advisory service with a deeper dive into customer’s cyber recovery strategy to recommend an optimized implementation roadmap. This includes developing a cyber recovery maturity model report, which benchmarks the customer’s current state against industry best practices. Also included is a critical materials workshop and information session to collect data on the customer’s applications to understand criticality to the business. These considerations will help drive recommendations of data and applications which should be protected by the Cyber Recovery Vault.

Deployment: New deployment services help maximize the capabilities of Dell EMC Cyber Recovery Solutions. They can be added to the ProDeploy Enterprise Suite or purchased separately and are available in two variations to fit customer needs.

Implementation: Dell EMC Services can also customize the implementation of the Cyber Recovery Solution to account for a variety of additional use cases. This can include hardening of additional Dell EMC technology, developing detailed operational procedures and implementing custom dashboards and reporting.


Dell EMC Cyber Recovery software is now available globally through Dell EMC at no additional cost with purchase of Dell EMC Data Domain (DDOS 6.0.x and higher).


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