Gigaom: ITW 2017: Webair Offers Some Advice on Ransomware Protection

Sagi Brody, Webair’s CTO brings to light the importance of disaster recovery

Originally posted to Gigaom by Frank J. Ohlhorst, Chicago ITW 2017: Sagi Brody, Webair’s CTO is hoping that the recent wannacry ransomware attack brings to light the importance of disaster recovery. After all, disaster recovery is in Webair’s domain. The company has created a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering aimed at helping businesses instantly recover from most any IT related problem. “The difference in our offering is that we allow our customers to recover individual applications, instead of forcing them into an all or nothing approach” said Brody. For today’s enterprises, that is a critical difference, especially since disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Take for example last week’s wannacry attack, which rapidly spread and held companies for ransom, at least as far as access to their data was concerned. As a windows centric attack, not all infected sites had all applications impacted. “With an all or nothing approach, those impacted would have to roll back all operations to a point before the attack” added Brody. Brody said “with an application centric approach, businesses could focus on restoring line of business apps, while also remediating systems, creating the quickest path to productivity.” To read the full article please click here.