Ransomware protection: It pays to not have to pay

It's no longer if you will suffer from a ransomware attack, it's when. Not only do you need to protect your hybrid cloud environment from ransomware, but you also need to detect it quickly and recover fully in the event of an attack. Are you prepared?

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Why NetApp for ransomware protection?

A multi-layered solution for your most valuable asset

Ransomware is a multi-layered threat that requires a multi-layered solution. The heart of your solution must include robust and intelligent storage and services that provide the foundation for your data protection, detection and recovery.

Unfear data loss from a ransomware attack

As a leader in data management, NetApp applies its skills to prevent the damage of ransomware where it hurts the most, at the data layer. Our portfolio of solutions focuses on thwarting threats to your data, while accelerating data recovery.

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NetApp ONTAP creates immutable and indelible copies of your data that can be efficiently and securely replicated to secondary storage or object storage to create a logical air gap.

Detect ransomeware


AI/ML powered capabilities monitor user accounts and storage performance for unusual behavior that may indicate an attack, and then triggers alerts and creates Snapshot copies for a clean recovery point.

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The best protection means nothing if you can’t recover your data. Restore data in seconds or minutes to get your applications and business back online. Then apply intelligent forensics to isolate the threat.

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Deliver a knock out punch to ransomware

When ransomware enters the ring, arm your data and deliver the knockout before the first bell. Our data protection specialists are here to coach you through the right protection, ransomware detection, and data recovery strategies. Ransomware doesn't stand a chance.

Ransomware happens. No one wants to admit it.

These are actual NetApp customer quotes. Details have been been changed to protect the innocent. 

Our company had a widespread ransomware attack, Cloud Insights alone stopped it for us and kept us out of the press

CISO, Consumer Company

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We experienced a ransomware attack, and the only data we could recover was on NetApp.

IT, Energy Company

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This is the most reliable ransomware protection we’ve found. One of our critical applications looks a lot like ransomware to other tools and false positives have halted business more than once. Not so with Cloud Insights, which has been able to distinguish the difference between business as usual and an actual threat

IT Director, Finance

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Prevent attacks and recover quickly

NetApp ONTAP offers the most robust storage environment to manage your data with built in protection and security to thwart the attack and enable rapid recovery.

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Proactively monitor user and storage anomalies

Most ransomware attacks come from unknowingly compromised user accounts. Monitor infrastructure and user behavior as a critical component of your security posture.

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Plan and prepare for a successful defense

Get help from the experts. NetApp professional services help you prepare, protect, and recover from unforeseen data security threats—on premises and in the cloud.

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Learn how to best protect against ransomware

This blog series covers how NetApp, and especially our flagship ONTAP® data management software, can help you to:

  • Detect ransomware
  • Prevent the spread of ransomware
  • Recover quickly
  • Avoid paying the ransom
  • Stop day zero ransomware attacks
  • Develop an overall ecosystem data protection strategy for ransomware

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