Veritas Names Microsoft as First Veritas 360 Defense Partner to Achieve REDLab Validation for Security Solutions

Solutions reduce time to safe recovery by rapidly discovering last known good data

SINGAPORE, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Veritas Technologies, the leader in secure multi-cloud data management, today announced that Microsoft has become the first Veritas 360 Defense partner to achieve Veritas REDLab Validation for its security solutions. After testing Microsoft Defender with real-world malware in its REDLab isolated test laboratory, Veritas has certified the solution for secure integration into the Veritas Alta cloud data management platform and NetBackup family of products. Together, Veritas and Microsoft can rapidly identify the last known good copy of data following a ransomware attack to ensure a clean recovery to get organizations fully operational fast.

Veritas 360 Defense unveiled by Veritas today, offers organizations a blueprint on how to safeguard their data estate against the continually growing spectre of ransomware. Veritas 360 Defense brings together solutions from the Veritas portfolio, including Veritas Alta, the industry’s most complete secure multi-cloud data management platform, and those from leading security and cloud infrastructure vendors, such as Microsoft, to deliver a turnkey solution for secure cloud-native cyber resiliency. Customers will soon be able to access a library of reference designs, validated by the Veritas REDLab, to guide them on best practices for secure implementation of jointly deployed solutions.

Lawrence Wong, senior vice president of product management and chief strategy officer at Veritas, said: “When customers buy from Veritas and Microsoft, our solutions are not just sold together, they really work together. That is the value of our REDLab validation. Partners, like Microsoft, are able to add layers of security to our cyber resiliency solutions that ensure Veritas customers get a better experience from a comprehensive approach to protecting their businesses.”

Integration between Veritas Alta Data Protection and Microsoft Defender enables customers to scan backup data on inert, immutable, optimized storage to identify the last known good data copy. In doing so, the solution protects organizations from restoring any backup data corrupted by malware, preventing reinfection, and allowing them to bounce back faster.

Eric Burkholder, senior program manager, Microsoft Sentinel, said: “The evolving threat landscape means that enterprises constantly face new and challenging cybersecurity problems. The Microsoft portfolio of security solutions can be integrated with third-party offerings, such as the Veritas Alta cloud data management platform, to ensure that customers can rapidly achieve their security and protection goals and stay one step ahead of bad actors.”

Veritas REDLab Validation marks the latest step in a lasting strategic relationship between Veritas and Microsoft. Deep and established integration between the companies’ products and go-to-market strategies enables them to help customers build their zero trust security models and be cyber resilient. Together, they help to protect against downtime, data loss and regulatory penalties, and to provide the reassurance of recovery at scale, in the cloud and across their data estates.

Previous collaboration highlights between Veritas and Microsoft include:

Veritas delivered a simple UI-based integration with Microsoft Sentinel, ensuring all user audit trails, data anomalies and malware detected in the backup infrastructure are shared with the Security Operations (SecOps) team. Veritas Alta Data protection is integrated with Microsoft Azure, which was also the launch partner for Veritas Alta Recovery Vault, Veritas’ cloud cyber-secure recovery data isolation vault with virtual air-gap controls that ensure a backup copy is always indelible, immutable and available for recovery. Veritas Alta SaaS Protection was one of the first data protection solutions, hosted on Microsoft Azure, to be SOC2 and IRAP certified. Veritas Alta SaaS Protection was also one of the first data protection solutions to offer a private tenant architecture for SaaS protection based on Microsoft Azure, ensuring dedicated resources to eliminate conflicts and ensure data sovereignty. Veritas Alta Data Compliance is deployed exclusively on Microsoft Azure around the world. This tight integration allows Veritas to extend its datacenter footprint to accommodate needs for data sovereignty in different regions of the world, in as little as three weeks.

Gabriel Muñoz, information technology director at Alestra, said: “Evaluating security and cyber resiliency solutions from multiple vendors in different proof-of-concept evaluations is time consuming and frustrating. Knowing that we can select products from Veritas and Microsoft that have been pre-tested and validated will free us from that burden and allow us to cut to the chase, so we’re protected faster from emerging cyber-resiliency threats.” 

Veritas is also a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), which is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions to better defend against a world of increasing cyber threats. Currently, Veritas Alta and NetBackup are validated as part of MISA.

About Veritas 
Veritas Technologies is the leader in secure multi-cloud data management. Over 80,000 customers—including 91% of the Fortune 100—rely on Veritas to help ensure the protection, recoverability, and compliance of their data. Veritas has a reputation for reliability at scale, which delivers the resilience its customers need against the disruptions threatened by cyberattacks, like ransomware. No other vendor is able to match Veritas’ ability to execute, with support for 800+ data sources, 100+ operating systems and 1,400+ storage targets through a single, unified approach. Powered by Cloud Scale Technology, Veritas is delivering today on its strategy for Autonomous Data Management that reduces operational overhead while delivering greater value. Learn more at Follow us on X at @veritastechllc

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