Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced the launch of a new real-time encryption detection mechanism and air-gapped recovery vault for enhanced hybrid cloud protection and security against cyber threats. These new features are part of Zerto 10, which includes advanced detection mechanisms that allow users to monitor for encryption-based anomalies, enabling organizations to pinpoint and mitigate the early stages of a potential ransomware attack.

The Cyber Resilience Vault provides the ultimate layer of protection allowing for clean copy recovery from an air-gapped solution if a replication target is also breached.

Zerto 10 provides a new critical tool for ransomware resilience and real-time encryption anomaly detection. This capability monitors and reports on encryption as data streams in and can detect anomalous activity within minutes to alert users of suspicious activity. This diagnostic capability can provide early warning of a potential ransomware attack — unlike backup solutions, which can be up to a day old — and help pinpoint when an attack was initiated, so data can be recovered to a point seconds before it began.

The new Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault adds another layer of security with the real-time early warning system. The vault has three core pillars: replicate and detect, isolate and lock, and test and recover. Together with the vault’s zero trust architecture, these pillars enable rapid air-gapped recovery in a highly secure environment.

In addition, Zerto 10 offers a turnkey Zerto Virtual Manager Appliance, which deploys quickly and securely as a new, security-hardened virtual appliance. Replacing the legacy Windows-based Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM), the new Linux-based appliance is easier to deploy, more secure, and maintained automatically as part of regular Zerto product updates. For those upgrading from legacy ZVMs, settings from existing ZVMs can be seamlessly migrated to the new appliance.

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