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Object Storage Protects from Ransomware Attacks

How does object storage technology work to continuously protect data from ransomware attacks? Learn more in this week's blog.


Ransomware attacks continue to occur and to draw attention from the media and law enforcement. From WannaCry to NotPetya, these cyber attacks make protecting data a growing concern for many organizations. Our CEO and Co-Founder Jonathan Ring blogged on how Swarm Object Storage Protects from Ransomware Attacks in May.

According to a recent article on CNNtech, ransomware attacks have been around since at least 1989. The standard operating procedure to avoid being a victim of ransomware attacks generally includes installing appropriate software updates, using two-factor authentication for logging into accounts and regularly backing up your systems. However, as data sets increase to petabyte-scale and are kept for longer periods of time, solutions with continuous built-in data protection should be considered.

Due to the inherent benefits of object-based storage technology as well as the proprietary features that Caringo has developed over the past 12 years—including our extensive metadata search capabilities—use of Caringo solutions is skyrocketing in verticals where data protection is paramount. From the boot-from-bare-metal deployment to features such as Integrity Seals, Legal Hold and WORM (write once read many), Swarm is used to protect assets in government organizations, media & entertainment pre- and post-production houses, research and laboratories, and the medical industry.

On July 11 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, I’ll host a webinar featuring my colleague Ryan Meek, Caringo Product Manager. With deep development expertise, Ryan will explain in depth just how object storage technology works to continuously protect data by using HTTP and what criteria should be used when evaluating object storage solutions. There will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions throughout the webinar. For those of you who have joined Ryan’s previous webinars for developers, you know he loves to get the tough questions!

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Sarah Cook
Sarah Cook

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Sarah Cook is Caringo's Director of Marketing and brings deep expertise in Product Marketing and Technical/Marketing/Corporate Communications. Sarah has worked for some of the biggest names in technology including Dell and Cisco and holds a B.A. in English Composition with a minor in Music from the University of North Texas. She sings with and serves on the Board of Directors for Panoramic Voices, a 501(c)3 choral collaborative in Austin, TX.

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