Take control of your security health with a ransomware assessment

By Phil Wandrei

How are you doing? A common question, and one we often casually respond to with a “fine” or “good.”  But how do we really know how we are doing? We ask an expert. We rely on our doctor, optometrist, dentist, or financial advisor for their advice. We have regular check-ups to ensure our health and finances are secure. We may not always like the news (i.e., only flossing the two weeks before the dentist appointment is not sufficient), but it makes us aware of what corrective action we should be taking. 

If we do that with our personal lives, why don’t we do it in our professional lives? How confident are you that your organization is protected and can recover from a ransomware attack?

The Commvault ransomware protection and recovery assessment

To help organizations determine their level of ransomware protection and recovery, Commvault has created an assessment tool. The Commvault Ransomware Risk Assessment is a series of questions about your current environment. Based on your responses, it delivers a recommended solution and additional features to improve your ransomware protection and recovery capabilities. 

The assessment is quick, easy, and no office visit is required

The Ransomware Assessment is based on 15 questions, and in less time that it takes to brew a cup of coffee (or 3.5 minutes), you can be reading your results. Unlike a dentist or doctor visit, the Assessment allows you to change your responses and see how the changes impact your results.

Make it exciting and have others on your team take the Assessment and compare your results.

A 3-2-1 solution for greater protection and recovery

For ransomware protection and recovery, Commvault recommends a 3-2-1 solution, paired with an offsite air-gapped backstop: three copies of your data, two different types of media, and one offsite air-gapped copy.

With Commvault, you will enable your organization to:

  • Reduce your available attack surface to decrease the risk
  •  Detect unusual behavior before a threat impacts your IT environment and your business
  • Quickly recover data in the event of an attack

Using our intelligent data protection platform, Commvault secures your entire data management environment. With real-time monitoring capabilities that target malware – including ransomware – Commvault helps ensure that your data is safe, secure, and always recovery ready. Following standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, augmented by real-world best practices and security controls across your backup and recovery stack, Commvault’s multi-layered approach delivers the most comprehensive data protection and recovery available today.

Successful execution requires a team with a plan

While having the proper IT environment is critical for ransomware protection and recovery, it also requires a documented, well-thought-out ransomware recovery plan, along with the trained, knowledgeable staff to execute against it. And with cyber threats becoming more frequent and sophisticated, having a periodic review of your infrastructure and plan can mean the difference between success and unmitigated disaster. To help in this area, Commvault Ransomware and Response Services can assist you in the proper planning, expert implementation, and rapid response to accelerate your return to normal business operations.

Get started with the Commvault Ransomware Risk Assessment

Cyber threats continue to evolve at an unprecedented pace. As new and more sophisticated threats emerge, the challenge of protecting against – and recovering from – a ransomware attack is greater than ever before. It’s no longer a question of “if” but of “when.” Are you prepared? Find out by taking the Commvault Ransomware Risk Assessment.