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Introducing Retrospect Cloud for simple offsite data protection

Retrospect has announced Retrospect Cloud Storage, a low-cost, high-availability (HA) cloud storage service delivered across 13 global data centers. Integrated with Retrospect Backup, the single subscription service offers businesses a comprehensive ransomware protection and detection solution that encompasses on-premises and cloud protection.

Retrospect has announced Retrospect Cloud Storage, a low-cost, high-availability (HA) cloud storage service delivered across 13 global data centers. Integrated with Retrospect Backup, the single subscription service offers businesses a comprehensive ransomware protection and detection solution that encompasses on-premises and cloud protection.

Ransomware continues to hamper business around the world. Now, with the availability of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), attacks are expected to become even more frequent, targeting an even larger segment of businesses.

Retrospect Backup 19 and Virtual 2022

Retrospect also announced the general availability of Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. With Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022, businesses can protect their critical infrastructure on Retrospect Cloud Storage, with full support for immutable backups and detection. anomalies, as well as a premise with Retrospect support for NAS devices, including the new Nexsan EZ-NAS unit with built-in Retrospect, and tape libraries, including LTO-9 support.

Nexsan EZ-NAS is designed for SMBs

The recently announced StorCentric Nexsan EZ-NAS features an easy-to-configure 1U form factor and four drives with up to 72TB raw capacity and 1.5GB/s throughput. The new EZ-NAS array is designed for small-to-medium business (SMB) and large enterprise edge deployments. Although designed for the SMB and edge markets, the Nexsan EZ-NAS includes features for inline compression, AD support, and data-at-rest encryption. The Nexsan EZ-NAS platform offers advanced enterprise-class features such as inline compression, AD support, and data-at-rest encryption.

Retrospect Cloud Storage is based on Wasabi Technologies’ Hot Cloud Storage, providing fast object storage, and leverages this foundation to provide advanced data protection features such as immutable backups. With Retrospect’s AES-256 encryption at rest, sensitive data can be backed up to Retrospect Cloud Storage, guaranteed to remain private from the underlying infrastructure provider, including Retrospect, Inc. and Wasabi Technologies. Using Retrospect Cloud Storage and multi-homed backups with the 3-2-1 backup rule, businesses are fully protected and encrypted against ransomware attacks with on-premises and cloud backups.

Retrospective backup 19

Retrospect 19 offers a seamless cloud backup experience, with one-click backup to Retrospect Cloud, OS compliance monitoring, backup comparison, integration with Nexsan EZ-NAS and Virtual 2022. Virtual 2022 provides 3x faster backups for virtual environments, backup data deduplication, and hyper-V 2022 support.

Also included in Retrospect Backup 19:

  • Backup Comparison: With anomaly detection and comparison of backups, administrators can identify modified files to report an anomaly and assess their contents to isolate valid ransomware infections.
  • Operating system compliance checks: Many ransomware variants rely on unpatched systems for infiltration. Retrospect Backup now aggregates system information and identifies systems that are not compliant with the latest version of each operating system.

Additionally, Retrospect Backup 19.1 will be released on August 30 with the following features:

  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA): Retrospect Backup supports configuration encryption and multi-factor authentication combined with a password prompt. Even if an attacker gains administrative access to the computer Retrospect Backup is running on, they will not be able to access the program or configuration files.
  • Flexible and immutable retention periods: Retrospect will support an additional retention type where Retrospect extends the period on past backups instead of including that data in new backups.
  • 12 additional locations worldwide for Retrospect Cloud Storage: Retrospect Cloud Storage will include twelve additional locations worldwide, certifying each of Wasabi’s data centers worldwide.
  • Microsoft Azure for Government: Retrospect will support blob storage on Microsoft Azure for Government to improve support for state and local agencies seeking data protection in a high-security US-based data center .

Retrospect Management Console, the hosted backup analysis service, will be updated on August 30 to include the following features:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Retrospect Management Console will offer application-based multi-factor authentication for a more secure workflow.
  • Redesigned reports: The dashboard will be redesigned to better aggregate information for larger environments to address reporting challenges in larger backup infrastructures.
  • User roles: Organizations will be able to assign roles to individual users, with “Administrators” being able to access any function of the Service and “Viewers” being able to use the extended reporting features, but being denied the ability to make modifications.
  • Audit log: Administrators can access a full audit log of actions performed by users on their account.

2022 Virtual Retrospective

Included in Retrospect Virtual 2022:

  • Faster backups and restores: Retrospect Virtual is now much faster for backups and restores.
  • Backup data deduplication: Retrospect Virtual can now protect more data in less storage space with advanced data deduplication.
  • Hyper-V 2022 support: Hyper-V 2022, the latest version of virtualization software from Microsoft, is fully supported by Retrospect Virtual.

For Retrospect Backup pricing, visit the Retrospect Store. To request a 30-day free trial, go to: Retrospect Free Trial.

General Availability

Retrospect Backup 19.0 and Retrospect Virtual 2022 will generally be available on July 12, and Retrospect Backup 19.1 and Retrospect Management Console updates will generally be available on August 30.

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