Cohesity has announced the general availability of Cohesity FortKnox – a software as a service (SaaS) data isolation and recovery solution, adding to the company’s Data Management as a Service portfolio of offerings that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
FortKnox is a modern data isolation solution that can play a critical role in helping organisations minimise the impact of cyber-attacks such as ransomware. It is designed to provide an additional layer of off-site protection while dramatically simplifying operations and lowering costs compared to magnetic-tape and self-managed data vaults. The SaaS offering also helps enterprises meet recovery service level agreement (SLA) requirements and regulatory requirements.
This announcement comes as customers look for a next-gen approach to data management and security. Traditionally, data was air gapped using magnetic tape as part of a 3-2-1 backup strategy – three copies of data, on two different media, with one of them in an off-site environment. Although tape provides security isolation for data it does not allow for rapid recovery at scale, preventing teams from responding quickly to cyber security incidents, such as ransomware, where large volumes of data may be compromised.
FortKnox powers a modern 3-2-1 option fit for the cloud era that effectively balances organizations’ security and agility priorities. It’s a cloud solution that allows customers to simply connect, vault, and recover. Vaulted data is kept secure and out of the hands of bad actors via a virtual air gap that is achieved through physical separation, and network and management isolation. This clean data can be recovered from the Cohesity-managed cloud vault back to the original source location – or alternate targets, including the public cloud – in support of business continuity objectives.
“Cyber resilience is a top business priority for organisations,” said Brian Spanswick, Chief Information Security Officer, Cohesity. “Providing off-site data isolation through this SaaS offering is another way we are helping customers combat increasingly sophisticated attacks and accelerate recovery, while also enabling SecOps and compliance teams to sleep better at night.”
Cohesity FortKnox complements Cohesity’s Threat Defense data security architecture. This multi-layered architecture is continually enhanced to help customers stay a step ahead of cyber criminals. It brings together a range of products, services, and capabilities from Cohesity and ecosystem partners to help customers identify threats via AI and ML, protect their data, and rapidly recover in the event of a cyberattack.