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Waste Industries and Cengage Customers of Actifio

April 24, 2018

To protect vs. cyber threats

Actifio, Inc. is helping a growing number of enterprises achieve cyber resilience.

Waste Industries USA, Inc. and Cengage, Inc. are among the latest of Actifio customers confronting cybersecurity threats such as ransomware and rogue users destroying backups head-on with Actifio’s pioneering data-centric platform. Built on Actifio’s patented data virtualization and OnVault technologies for high business resiliency and availability, these cyber resiliency capabilities deliver tamper-proof, immutable point-in-time versions of enterprise application data and, in the event of a cyber-attack, instant recovery to a safe point-in-time.

Protection against cyber threats is a critical business imperative for every enterprise, and exposure to these threats continues to grow. Ransomware damages reached $5 billion in 2017, up 15x in two years, according to CyberSecurity Ventures. A company is hit with ransomware every 40s, according to endpoint security vendor Barkly. The traditional approach has been to repeatedly layer new network-based security protection tools that serve as temporary measures until a newer technique is employed by attackers.

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