Cohesity launches FortKnox: a SaaS data isolation and recovery solution for cyber resilience

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2022 08:25

Cohesity has announced the general availability of Cohesity FortKnox - a software as a service (SaaS) data isolation and recovery solution.

FortKnox is a modern data isolation solution that can play a critical role in helping organizations minimize the impact of cyber attacks such as ransomware. It is designed to provide an additional layer of off-site protection while simplifying operations and lowering costs compared to magnetic-tape and self-managed data vaults. The SaaS offering also helps enterprises meet recovery service level agreement (SLA) requirements and regulatory requirements.

This announcement comes as customers look for a next-gen approach to data management and security. Traditionally, data was air gapped using magnetic tape as part of a 3-2-1 backup strategy - three copies of data, on two different media, with one of them in an off-site environment. Although tape provides security isolation for data it does not allow for rapid recovery at scale, preventing teams from responding quickly to cyber security incidents, such as ransomware, where large volumes of data may be compromised.

FortKnox ‘powers a modern 3-2-1 option fit for the cloud era that effectively balances organizations’ security and agility priorities’. It is a cloud solution that allows customers to connect, vault, and recover.

Vaulted data is kept secure and out of the hands of bad actors via a virtual air gap that is achieved through physical separation, and network and management isolation. This clean data can be recovered from the Cohesity-managed cloud vault back to the original source location - or alternate targets, including the public cloud - in support of business continuity objectives.

“Cyber resilience is a top business priority for organizations,” said Brian Spanswick, chief information security officer, Cohesity. “Providing off-site data isolation through this SaaS offering is another way we are helping customers combat increasingly sophisticated attacks and accelerate recovery, while also enabling SecOps and compliance teams to sleep better at night.”

Read more about Cohesity FortKnox in this data sheet (PDF).