CTERA Bolsters Ransom Protect with Honeypot Capability

CTERA Bolsters Ransom Protect with Honeypot Capability

The News: CTERA has added a new honeypot capability to its Ransom Protect cyber-resilience functionality. The honeypot feature utilizes decoy files to trap malicious actors during a cyberattack and minimize the threat. More information about CTERA Ransom Protect and the honeypot functionality is available on the CTERA website.

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Analyst Take: The addition of a honeypot decoy capability is the latest cyber-resiliency enhancement from CTERA. The new capability is an added feature into CTERA’s Ransom Protect capabilities, which help secure CTERA’s global file system solution from ransomware and other cyberattacks. The honeypot functionality works by utilizing decoy files that have been strategically placed within the file system to lure in and trap attackers during a cyberattack. This approach allows quick threat detection and prevention of further damage.

The addition of this honeypot capability, as well as CTERA’s apparent commitment to continuously improving Ransom Protect, helps organizations stay on top of ever-increasing cyberthreats. Not only are cyberattacks a frequent occurrence, but they are additionally constantly evolving in complexity. To combat this, IT organizations and the technology that they deploy must also be evolving to detect new threats and add layers of security. CTERA’s addition of a honeypot capability does just this by adding a layer of protection on to the existing Ransom Protect capabilities.

The data protection and security functionality built into CTERA is notable because CTERA itself is not typically categorized specifically as a data protection or security solution. Instead, it offers a global file system. The key driver of global file system solutions, such as CTERA and its competitors, is really enabling global collaboration across distributed organizations. Many of the global file system solutions, CTERA included, feature strong data protection and ransomware prevention characteristics due to storing all file versions immutably as object storage.

CTERA has further integrated cyber-resiliency functionality into its offering with Ransom Protect, including the new honeypot feature. Cyber-resiliency and ransomware protection is a key concern for all IT organizations, and by addressing these concerns, CTERA can distinguish itself among global file system solutions. The addition of a honeypot capability adds a layer to CTERA’s Ransom Protect, which builds cybersecurity directly into CTERA’s software, offering organizations greater defense against cyberattacks.

Disclosure: The Futurum Group is a research and advisory firm that engages or has engaged in research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, including those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.

Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of The Futurum Group as a whole.

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Mitch comes to The Futurum Group through the acquisition of the Evaluator Group and is focused on the fast-paced and rapidly evolving areas of cloud computing and data storage. Mitch joined Evaluator Group in 2019 as a Research Associate covering numerous storage technologies and emerging IT trends.

With a passion for all things tech, Mitch brings deep technical knowledge and insight to The Futurum Group’s research by highlighting the latest in data center and information management solutions. Mitch’s coverage has spanned topics including primary and secondary storage, private and public clouds, networking fabrics, and more. With ever changing data technologies and rapidly emerging trends in today’s digital world, Mitch provides valuable insights into the IT landscape for enterprises, IT professionals, and technology enthusiasts alike.


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