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HubStor unveils solution to help administrators recover from ransomware attacks


KANATA, Ontario March 8, 2017 HubStor Inc., developer of Azure-based cloud archiving and hybrid cloud storage solutions, today announced point-in-time recovery to help IT administrators recover from ransomware attacks. According to Microsoft security research, ransomware is a global problem with 50 percent of the cases occurring in the United States. By archiving files to the cloud with HubStor, organizations increase their protection and ability to recover from ransomware.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to files until a sum of money is paid. Businesses are increasingly the target of ransomware attacks. The malware can encrypt vast amounts of data on enterprise file systems, placing an organization in a vulnerable position and crippling their ability to conduct normal business operations.

To protect against ransomware, IT leaders need to improve their strategy for protection of mission-critical, confidential, and valuable information. The common challenge is that traditional backup approaches can be expensive and problematic for companies that keep large amounts of data.

“There is an increasing appetite to use the cloud for backup and data protection,” said Stephen Tuckwell, Director of Operations, HubStor. “Unlike a pure backup product that only does data protection, our approach with HubStor now offers clients the data protection and recovery advantages in addition to seamless storage tiering, data-aware analytics, search, and data governance.”

HubStor is a hybrid cloud storage solution that seamlessly protects and tiers data to a secure vault in Microsoft Azure. Organizations use HubStor’s storage tiering and archiving abilities to lower storage costs and preserve business data for legal and regulatory compliance. HubStor includes recovery features that enable IT administrators to restore file servers and shares from the cloud. HubStor rebuilds folder structures, recovers access controls, and maintains the original metadata.

With HubStor’s new point-in-time recovery feature, IT professionals can now easily restore their data to a healthy state from the cloud in the event of a ransomware attack. Moreover, as a secure object storage solution with encryption, redundancy, and integrated authentication, HubStor limits malware’s attack surface within the organization’s IT infrastructure by seamlessly tiering inactive data from primary storage to the cloud.

“Many of our clients have experienced ransomware first hand in their past,” said Greg Campbell, CTO, HubStor. “We are excited about adding data protection and recovery features that can help our clients be more resilient to attacks.”

About HubStor

HubStor helps organizations leverage the cloud to transform their storage, archiving, search, and data protection processes to reduce costs and improve the security of mission-critical data assets. HubStor provides the world’s first and only data-aware hybrid cloud storage solution which is run exclusively with Microsoft Azure and offered through a transparent pricing model without contractual or technical lock-in.

HubStor currently serves clients, large and small, across a variety of industries in the United States, Europe, and Canada. HubStor is a Microsoft partner and a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, and was recently selected by CIOReview as a ’20 Most Promising Azure Solution Provider in 2016.’


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