The only way to effectively combat a ransomware attack is to make sure a pristine unencrypted copy of data stored in a cloud service is readily available on another platform that has not been comprised.
More of those enterprise IT organizations are also starting to appreciate the fact that providers of cloud services are not going to protect their data from, for example, a ransomware attack, he noted.
Veritas plans to continue to offer the HubStor service alongside an existing portfolio of data protection tools that are also already employed widely by enterprise IT organizations, said Simon Jelley, vice president and general manager for the Backup Exec business at Veritas.
As a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for backing up data stored in cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365, Slack, and Box, HubStor has primarily focused its efforts on roughly 100 large enterprise customers.
However, the company has built a SaaS platform for enterprise IT organizations that need to protect massive amounts of data residing in multiple cloud services.