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StorCentric’s Retrospect Adds Anomaly Detection to Ransomware Protection in Retrospect Backup 18.5

New Data Protection Solution Strengthens StorCentric’s Data-Centric Security Portfolio

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, today announced the general availability (GA) of Retrospect Backup 18.5, featuring new anomaly detection, customizable filtering, thresholds, and enhanced ransomware protection to help businesses quickly detect and protect against malicious attacks. With deeper Microsoft Azure Blob integration for Immutable Backups and integrated cloud bucket creation, Retrospect Backup 18.5’s anomaly detection and ransomware protection bolster StorCentric’s data-centric security approach to organizations’ critical infrastructure.

Ransomware is a huge global threat to businesses around the world. Beyond the high-profile attacks, including Colonial Pipeline, JBS, Garmin, and Acer, many people now personally know a colleague whose business was attacked. According to Coveware, most corporate targets are small and medium businesses. 72% of targeted businesses have fewer than 1,000 employees, and 37% have fewer than 100. Businesses are projected to have paid out $20B in 2021, a 100% Y-o-Y increase for the last four years, and it’s only going to get worse with new business models like RaaS: ransomware-as-a-service. With Retrospect Backup 18, businesses can protect their infrastructure with immutable backups for ransomware protection.

Beyond protection, organizations need to detect ransomware as early as possible to stop the threat and remediate those resources. Retrospect Backup 18.5 includes anomaly detection to identify changes in an environment that warrants the attention of IT. Administrators can tailor anomaly detection to their business’s specific systems using customizable filtering and thresholds for each of their backup policies, and those anomalies are aggregated on Retrospect Management Console across the entire business’s Retrospect Backup instances or a partner’s client base with a notification area for responding to those anomalies.

“As ransomware continues to grow in prevalence, businesses can leverage Retrospect’s new anomaly detection to quickly identify when ransomware has infected their infrastructure and rely on their immutable backups to restore any lost data,” said JG Heithcock, General Manager, Retrospect, a StorCentric Company. “Anomaly detection is integrated into Retrospect’s policy-based workflow and with our hosted service, Retrospect Management Console, to ensure customers and partners are notified about anomalies as soon as they happen.”

Included in Retrospect Backup 18.5:

  • Anomaly Detection: Detect anomalies in systems based on customizable filters and thresholds tailored to individual environments.
  • Retrospect Management Console Integration: View anomalies across a business or partner’s entire client base in a single pane of glass.
  • Improved Microsoft Azure Blob Integration: Set individual immutable retention policies for different backup sets within the same Azure Storage Container.
  • Streamlined Immutable Backup User Experience: Automatically create cloud buckets with immutable backups supported by default.
  • LTO-9 Support: Includes support for LTO-9, with capacities up to 18TB (45TB compressed).

Channel Partner Validation

“Ransomware comes up so frequently now that companies need tools like anomaly detection and immutable backups to detect and defend their core data from threats, and enabling IT admins to adjust the filtering and alert thresholds help companies tailor the detection algorithm to their needs,” said Reuben Herfindahl, Owner of Digital Brigade.

“Retrospect’s new anomaly detection can help businesses proactively identify threats as soon as their backup runs. With Retrospect’s immutable backups, they know they can restore their backups if ransomware has infiltrated their network,” said Terry Noonan, License My Software LLC.

Pricing and Free 30-Day Trial

Retrospect Backup 18.5 is a free upgrade to Retrospect Backup 18, the award-winning ransomware protection solution. For Retrospect Backup pricing details, please visit https://www.retrospect.com/store. To request a free 30-day trial, please visit https://www.retrospect.com/store/trial.

About StorCentric
StorCentric provides world-class, award-winning, and data security-focused data management solutions. The company has shipped over 1M storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection, performance, and expandability. For further information, please visit www.storcentric.com.

About Retrospect
Retrospect is dedicated to providing reliable backup and recovery tools for professionals and small-to-midsize businesses with Retrospect Backup and Retrospect Virtual, covering physical servers and endpoints, virtual environments, and business applications. With three decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability. Retrospect is a proud member of the StorCentric family of brands. For additional information, please visit https://www.retrospect.com/.

DH2i to Discuss “How to Solve the HA Conundrum for Containerized SQL Server” at Data Saturday #13 – Minnesota

Attendees to Learn How to Build Highly Available SQL Server Availability Groups (AGs) that Span Containers in Azure

DH2i, the leading provider of multi-platform Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Smart Availability™ software, today announced its Product Manager, Connor Cox, will present, “How to Solve the HA Conundrum for Containerized SQL Server” during next week’s Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN), virtual Data Saturday #13.

When:
Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Why Attend:
The use of SQL Server containers is increasing rapidly as enterprises look for better ways to improve the performance, scalability and portability of their IT environments. Despite the promise of containers, ensuring HA and DR for containerized SQL Server remains a hurdle that organizations struggle to overcome.

Join this session to learn how to jump the hurdle and easily build highly available SQL Server availability groups (AGs) that span containers in Azure. Attendees will learn how to:

• Achieve near-zero RTO AG failover to protect against node, container, and app failures
• Create distributed AG clusters across availability zones/regions in Azure
• Navigate the container configuration and networking considerations of SQL Server HA/DR

Learn more and register here:
https://datasaturdays.com/2021-10-16-datasaturday0013/

About the Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN)
The Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) serves the Minnesota SQL Server community. PASSMN is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand, develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server technologies. Their technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise and areas of interest. To learn more, please visit: https://passmn.com/.

About DH2i
DH2i Company is the leading provider of multi-platform Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Smart Availability™ software for Windows and Linux. DH2i software products DxOdyssey™ and DxEnterprise® enable customers to create an entire IT infrastructure that is “always-secure and always-on.” To learn more, please visit: www.dh2i.com, call: 800-380-5405 or +44 20 3318 9204, or email: info@dh2i.com.

PDI to Showcase Fully Managed XDR Complete Security Service at NACS Show 2021

PDI XDR Complete Will Be Featured in NACS Cool New Products Preview Room

PDI’s Rob Chapman Will Present Live Education Session “Ransomware Is a Symptom”

Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI), a global provider of leading software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, today announced it will showcase its fully managed Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Complete security service during next week’s NACS Show 2021, the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s biggest event of the year.

Visitors to PDI Booth #4261 will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how PDI cybersecurity experts can supplement their in-house security teams, vigilantly monitoring and actively responding to eliminate advanced security threats. In related news, PDI also announced that its XDR Complete service has been selected for the NACS Cool New Products Preview Room in Booth 7837.

Retailers and multi-site operators running highly distributed enterprises rely on PDI managed security services to stay up and running securely. PDI reduces the complexity of deploying and maintaining multiple security tools while its cybersecurity experts provide 24/7/365 coverage, continuously monitoring and responding to real-time threats in order to protect vital data and business assets.

“A good cybersecurity defense includes advanced monitoring tools and sophisticated detection and response capabilities to identify and eliminate potential threats. However, without the human component—someone to actively monitor, analyze, and act upon the data coming from these tools—you’re essentially still at square one,” said Mark Carl, Chief Security Officer at PDI. “PDI XDR Complete combines state-of-the-art technologies with highly trained SecOps personnel to help ensure that your data and operations are protected against a wide range of bad actors and cybersecurity threats.”

Don’t miss: Rob Chapman, Director of Information Security at PDI, will host a live education session titled, “Ransomware Is a Symptom” on October 5, from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm CDT. Session abstract: Ransomware dominates news headlines. The destructive forces of ransomware can end a business, but are we focusing on the right things? Is ransomware simply a symptom of a larger disease? In this session, we will explore modern ransomware and how we can take steps to prevent it.

To learn more about PDI managed security solutions, visit www.pdisoftware.com/managed-security.

NACS Show, taking place October 5 – 8, 2021 (McCormick Place, Chicago), brings together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals for learning, buying and selling, networking, and fun—all designed to help participants grow their bottom line. At this event you’ll discover the latest products and services that c-stores sell and use every day. This year’s expo will feature over 1,200 exhibitors across five categories of interest. To learn more and register, visit www.nacsshow.com/.

About PDI

PDI, the leader in enterprise management software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale markets, delivers solutions to connect to intelligent business. Our people-first approach, combined with over three decades of experience and best-in-class technology, helps you thrive in today’s digital economy. We’re passionate about your success and delivering exceptional customer experiences. It’s time to reimagine enterprise management and connect to intelligent business.

PR Contact:
Nicole Gorman
PropellentPR
M: 508-397-0131
ngorman@propellentpr.com

PDI Ranked in Top 14% of MSSP Alerts “2021 Top 250 MSSPs List”

Fifth Annual List Is Based on Reader Survey and Editorial Coverage

Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI), a global provider of the leading software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, has been named to MSSP Alert’s fifth annual Top 250 MSSPs list. Appearing at number 34, PDI ranks among the top 14% of managed security service providers (MSSPs) on the list.

The rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2021 readership survey combined with the digital media site’s global editorial coverage of MSSPs. The annual list and research report tracks the managed security service market’s ongoing growth and evolution. The awards also evaluate the ranked companies’ revenue, capabilities, and services offered.

“With the number of advanced cyberattacks continuing to rise, businesses of all sizes are seeking innovative ways to supplement their own cybersecurity efforts. Many are turning to managed security service providers to leverage their continuous threat coverage, unique expertise, and state-of-the-art security tools,” said Mark Carl, Chief Security Officer at PDI. “PDI is extremely proud to have earned such a high ranking in the MSSP Alert list. Especially with so many larger companies on the list, it’s great to know how much the industry recognizes the value and partnership PDI brings to our customers.”

The PDI Security Solutions family includes the following offerings:
1. PDI MDR Essential: Provides the first step in helping businesses strengthen endpoint protection with cost-effective Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services.

2. PDI XDR Complete: Offers fully managed Extended Detection and Response (XDR) services to protect IT systems from advanced cyber threats with comprehensive 24/7/365 coverage.

3. PDI Network Security Platform: Provides a comprehensive cloud-based platform to securely connect highly distributed businesses across multiple remote sites.

4. PDI Network Security Appliance: Works with the Network Security Platform as an all-in-one appliance that consolidates network services and reduces IT complexity and cost at remote sites.

Learn more about PDI Security Solutions here: https://www.pdisoftware.com/pdi-security-solutions/

About PDI

PDI, the leader in enterprise management software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale markets, delivers solutions to connect to intelligent business. Our people-first approach, combined with over three decades of experience and best-in-class technology, helps you thrive in today’s digital economy. We’re passionate about your success and delivering exceptional customer experiences. It’s time to reimagine enterprise management and connect to intelligent business.

PR Contact:
Nicole Gorman
PropellentPR
M: 508-397-0131
ngorman@propellentpr.com