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Rubrik announces extended ransomware protection for Amazon S3 Object Lock

By Ryan Morris-Reade
Thu 2 Dec 2021

Zero trust data security firm Rubrik has announced extended protection against ransomware with support for Amazon Simple Storage Service Object Lock. 

Amazon S3 Object Lock provides a write-once-read-many (WORM) model for data in S3 to help secure customers against ransomware and prevent objects from being deleted or overwritten for the duration of a customer-defined retention period. 

Rubrik customers can now utilise Rubrik Zero Trust Data Security with Amazon S3 as an immutable archive, ensuring long term backups are kept on a reliable storage service to recover from ransomware attacks quickly. 

While ransomware attacks are on the rise, Rubrik continues to experience significant interest for its Zero Trust Data Security solutions following its recently announced $5 million Ransomware Recovery Warranty. This offering is a warranty that reassures customers they will be able to recover from cyber-attacks and operational failures by using Rubrik's Enterprise Edition offering. 

"The combination of immutable backups from Rubrik and immutable object storage from Amazon S3 gives customers a strong foundation for protecting against a range of threats to the integrity of their backup data," says AWS  senior manager, product management for Amazon S3, Paul Meighan. 

"S3's industry-leading durability, availability, performance, and security make it ideal for keeping backups safe and secure. Rubrik's integration with S3 Object Lock adds additional protection against both accidental and malicious deletes, which we think will make a big difference for customers," he says.

The global pandemic and increasing hybrid work models have driven even more demand for Rubrik and AWS, specifically across manufacturing, media, state, local, and education (SLED) / public sector verticals. Rubrik's data security platform continues to be a solution that delivers protection for customers' hybrid cloud data estates. More than 3,800 customers have adopted Rubrik. 

"We put a stake in the ground with our new warranty offering, reassuring customers of our confidence in our ability to recover their data in the event of a ransom attack," says Rubrik VP of product, Vasu Murthy. 

"Our mission is to ensure our customers' data is always available with our Zero Trust Data Security platform. With new support for Amazon S3 Object Lock, we are extending our immutable backups to provide customers with ransomware recovery assurance, regardless of the cloud environment."

Brian Chutro, IT manager at Pampered Chef, says, "We live in an era where no business has the luxury of thinking of ransomware protection as an afterthought.

"Given the sophistication and pervasiveness of cyberattacks today, IT leaders need to be proactive and strategic in their data security and cloud decisions to help keep their businesses safe. 

"That's why Rubrik's new support for Amazon S3 Object Lock is so critical and helps further protect companies against ransomware," he says. 

"Working with companies like AWS and Rubrik help provide the peace of mind IT teams are seeking." 

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