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Market Insight Report: Ransomware Detection and Scanning

Market Insight Report: Ransomware Detection and Scanning

Ransomware attacks continue to become more prevalent and sophisticated, posing a significant threat to organizations across industries, globally. Attackers know that backups are the last line of defense when it comes to being resilient against attacks; if they can roll back, they do not need to pay the ransom. As a result, they are targeting protection environments with a variety of approaches that they are evolving continuously. Many of these attacks are designed as sleeper attacks, with the malware lying dormant for a somewhat extended period of time before being activated. Data exfiltration, which is the theft of data, is also on the rise. Against this backdrop, it becomes critical to detect and prevent attacks before they can encrypt or extort data.

Traditionally, data protection solutions, including backups and disaster recovery software, focus on recovering data after an attack. This function is an important part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, which is recognized as the industry standard. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework prescribes the ability to not only recover from an attack but also identify and protect sensitive data and detect and respond to attacks. The latter becomes particularly important to minimizing business downtime and data loss, as attackers continue to innovate their approaches. It is for this reason that scanning and analytics capabilities are being implemented into data protection solutions.

In our latest report, Market Insight Report: Ransomware Detection and Scanning, we analyze why companies are overwhelmingly investing in scanning and detection capabilities. 

This brief provides details about:

  • How data protection software incorporates ransomware scanning and analytics
  • The benefits of scanning and detection capabilities
  • Major trends and opportunities
  • Adjacent areas to watch in the industry
  • Market trends, major product launches, and opportunities
  • Conclusion

Data protection-centric scanning and analytics tools are just one part of a comprehensive cyber-resiliency strategy that incorporates a variety of technologies and best practices. If you are interested in learning more, download your copy of our Market Insight Report: Ransomware Detection and Scanning today.

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Author Information

With a focus on data security, protection, and management, Krista has a particular focus on how these strategies play out in multi-cloud environments. She brings approximately a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Krista led the data center practice for Evaluator Group and the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.