Rubrik delivers cyber threat hunting in battle against ransomware

Latest release delivers new capabilities across data security, cloud and SaaS, and data protection
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7 January 2022

In association with Rubrik

Rubrik, the zero trust data security company, recently announced new enhancements to its cyber resilience solutions to help better equip customers in the fight against ransomware. With this latest release, organisations can improve ransomware preparedness, respond with more intelligent and integrated tools, and recover from attacks faster. Now with simple UI support and API-driven integrations, including Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex XSOAR, the market-leading extended security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform, security operations teams can recover from attacks faster and reduce the chance of reinfection.

According to IDC, more than one third of organisations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months. Of these attacks, only 13% of organisations attacked or breached reported not paying a ransom.*




“Recently, organisations have been targeted more frequently by highly sophisticated cyber attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in legacy backup products, forcing a ransomware payment,” said Dan Rogers, president of Rubrik. “With these new advancements, IT and security teams are able to better protect their enterprise, cloud, and SaaS environments and more quickly recover from cyber attacks without paying the ransom.” 

Typically in the event of a cyber attack, organisations have been forced to scan their production systems for malware, which can be difficult, time consuming, and inaccurate. Now with Rubrik threat hunting, organisations can directly scan their backups for indicators of compromise, including ransomware. With this added intelligence, organisations can more accurately identify the last known clean copy of data in order to prevent reinfection during and after recovery. Additionally, Rubrik’s new threat hunting capabilities integrate with Cortex XSOAR threat hunting playbooks for easy identification of compromised data within backup snapshots during post-incident reviews and for simplified reporting to external regulatory agencies.

Embracing workflow automation

“As the rate and complexity of managing ransomware attacks continues to increase, companies need to leverage automated workflows to recover quickly without paying the ransom,” said Rishi Bhargava, vice president of product strategy for Cortex at Palo Alto Networks. “Rubrik’s integration with Cortex XSOAR enables our joint customers to benefit from prebuilt threat-hunting playbooks to quickly identify new threat activity, recover from ransomware attacks faster, and prevent reinfection from happening during or after the recovery process.” 

“Rubrik is further distinguishing themselves as the leader in zero trust data security,” said Pankaj Govil, executive director, global storage infrastructure of Estée Lauder. “With these new ransomware protection capabilities, it’s clear that they are prioritising customers’ data security and ability to quickly recover after an attack.”

“Ransomware is top of mind for every IT and security leader today,” said Ruddy Cordero, senior director, infrastructure & operations of Sesame Workshop. “With Rubrik’s latest ransomware recovery and cyber threat hunting capabilities, they’re continuing to instill confidence among customers that their data is recoverable and secure in the event of a cyber attack.”

For more information visit www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter and Rubrik, Inc. on LinkedIn.  

*Source: IDC’s 2021 Ransomware Study: Where You Are Matters! (IDC #US US48093721, July 2021)

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