Semperis and Veritas to Protect Enterprises from Cyberattacks on Active Directory Systems
October 2023 by Marc Jacob
Semperis announced a global relationship with Veritas Technologies to protect enterprises’ most critical assets and identity systems from cyberattacks. The powerful combination of Semperis Active Directory Forest Recovery (ADFR) and Veritas NetBackup provides enterprises with a comprehensive solution to guard against, and recover from, cyberattacks on Microsoft Active Directory (AD) systems.
Microsoft AD, the primary identity system and backbone of IT operations for 90 percent of organisations, is a common target for ransomware operators and other attackers. Disruptions to AD services lead to significant downtime and organisational losses, making AD protection a top security priority. The most destructive cyberattack to date, NotPetya, wrought $10 billion in total damages, according to White House officials. Like many high-profile companies impacted by NotPetya, the world’s largest shipping firm, Maersk, spent over a week manually recovering its AD.
The Semperis-Veritas collaboration coincides with the launch of Veritas 360 Defense, an extensible framework that integrates cyber resiliency solutions from Veritas with a broad ecosystem of solutions from leading security vendors, including Semperis. Veritas 360 Defense unites data security, data protection, and data governance, guiding organisations through an approach that spans the gamut of the cyber resiliency lifecycle from heterogeneous asset inventory to extensible orchestrated recovery.
The Veritas customer base comprises more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100. Semperis and Veritas protect the world’s largest companies. The joint solution delivers unparalleled protection and recovery for AD environments, including:
• A blueprint for inventorying, classifying, and monitoring data with Veritas 360 Defense to protect it from cyberattacks
• Anomaly detection and virus scanning through Veritas NetBackup to ensure data is virus-free before recovery
• Fast, automated, malware-free recovery of the entire AD forest to any virtual or physical hardware with Semperis ADFR in the event of an attack that compromises AD
• Post-breach forensics with Semperis ADFR to help incident response teams eliminate backdoors, attack paths and other vulnerabilities remaining in the environment