US-based IT company, Veeam Software, has announced the release of the New Veeam Data Platform 23H2 update and Veeam Backup & Replication v12.1.
The announcement was made during the VeeamON Resiliency Summit held on Tuesday, 24th October. This update focuses on data security, recovery, and freedom, offering improved data security, malware detection, automated recovery, and hybrid cloud capabilities. These advancements aim to ensure business continuity, especially in the face of ransomware and cyberattacks.
Veeam’s CTO, Danny Allan, highlighted the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals and their targeting of backups.
According to the Veeam 2023 Ransomware Trends report, 93% of ransomware attacks focus on compromising backups, with 75% achieving some level of success.
Allan stressed the importance of trusted backups in a comprehensive cyber-resiliency strategy, allowing for quick incident response and recovery. The new Veeam Data Platform 23H2 Update aims to not only restore after an incident but also facilitate swift progress and growth for businesses.
Veeam remains at the forefront of data protection and ransomware recovery with its innovative solutions that cater to the evolving needs of modern businesses.
The latest update, Veeam Data Platform 23H2, introduces enhanced security and ransomware protection features for Veeam Backup & Replication™, Veeam ONE™, and Veeam Recovery Orchestrator. This release brings advanced data security, malware detection, automated recovery, and hybrid cloud capabilities to the entire hybrid cloud environment.
Veeam Backup & Replication v12.1, the foundation of the Veeam Data Platform, now actively hunts for threats in backups, integrates with SIEM platforms, detects ransomware patterns using YARA rules, and provides guidance on NIST cybersecurity best practices to reduce incident response times.
The new cybersecurity features and improvements in the Veeam Data Platform 23H2 Update are designed to help organizations prepare for and handle security incidents. They enable IT and security teams to collaborate effectively in combating and mitigating ransomware attacks.
Notable features include AI-powered Malware Detection, which analyzes backups for cyber threats, and the ability to respond rapidly to ransomware through point-in-time recovery and automated clean recovery using malware-free restore points.
The Veeam Threat Center has been Introduced to highlight threats, assess risks, and provide security scoring for your environment.
The Security & Compliance Analyzer automates scans to ensure successful recovery. The support for immutability has been expanded to protect backups from accidental or malicious deletion or encryption, including “four-eyes” backup protection and immutable backups.
During the VeeamON Resiliency Summit keynote, Allan gave a sneak peek into upcoming Veeam product releases for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. He also hinted at the upcoming launch of Kasten K10 6.5.
Veeam’s track record of innovation includes recent announcements of BaaS for Microsoft 365 and Azure, with plans for a new release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 in early 2024.