Rise Above Ransomware: Securing South African Businesses

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Rise Above Ransomware: Securing South African Businesses

In recent years, South Africa has witnessed a concerning rise in cybercrime. The figures are alarming: according to Sophos’ The State of Ransomware in South Africa 2023 report, 78% of South African organisations fell victim to a ransomware attack last year.

Ransomware isn’t a passing cybersecurity threat. Instead, it’s currently the biggest danger to organisational data and operations. These malicious attacks are evolving, becoming more evasive and dangerous.

But there is a way to regain control. By leveraging NAKIVO’s ability to protect and restore data, businesses have not only slashed recovery costs by half but also ensured minimal recovery time and business continuity.

CSSi is the sole distributor of NAKIVO in South Africa, ensuring that local businesses have direct access to these invaluable tools.

James Crcic – CEO of CSSI South Africa Here’s how NAKIVO can keep businesses running smoothly

Why Are South African Businesses Vulnerable to Ransomware?

South Africa’s unique challenges have exacerbated the country’s vulnerability to cyberthreats. The combination of frequent load shedding and the transition to work-from-home systems has inadvertently expanded the playground for cybercriminals.

The 2023 facts and figures are staggering:

  • 76% of global ransomware attacks resulted in successful data encryption.
  • 46% of organisations felt compelled to pay the ransom to retrieve their invaluable data.
  • Organisations that recovered data from backup experienced 50% less expenses.
Ransomware-as-a-service has made cybercrime a lucrative endeavour, enabling cybercriminals to target regions like South Africa, where comprehensive cybersecurity measures are typically lacking. Recognising this combination of factors, CSSi saw it was vital to bring NAKIVO to South Africa, ensuring businesses have an effective solution to counter these growing threats.

Harness the 3-2-1-1 Rule with NAKIVO for Data Protection

In today’s evolving digital landscape, it’s more crucial than ever to ensure your data remains secure and accessible. Here’s how NAKIVO’s 3-2-1-1 backup strategy works in action:

NAKIVO’s 3-2-1-1 Rule

  • 3: Maintain 3 copies of crucial data: 1 primary and 2 backups.
  • 2: Keep the production copy and one backup onsite for swift operational recoveries.
  • 1: Have one offsite backup for scenarios where the primary site becomes inaccessible.
  • 1: Ensure one immutable backup either onsite or in the cloud as a defence against ransomware.

NAKIVO: Features & Benefits

Multi-platform support NAKIVO provides an all-in-one solution, letting you manage protection across multiple platforms, all from a singular interface.

Whether you’re working with VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, Windows/Linux, Microsoft 365, file shares, or Oracle Database, NAKIVO has you covered.

Advanced backup tiering With NAKIVO, the 3-2-1-1 backup strategy becomes seamless. Your backups can be stored on-site, in the cloud, or even on tape, allowing for a hybrid and multi-cloud backup storage approach ensuring recovery regardless of the situation.

Ransomware-proof backups The last thing any business needs is to have their backups encrypted by ransomware. With NAKIVO, create backups in local repositories, and public cloud storage options like Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob Storage, Backblaze B2, and other S3-compatible object storage.

Safe and assured recovery Instantly verify your backup’s integrity and its replicas. In addition, its integration with anti-malware solutions ensures that backup data is scanned for potential threats before any recovery actions, giving you an added layer of protection.

Top-tier cybersecurity features Your data’s security is boosted with features such as role-based access control (RBAC), 2FA, and data encryption during transmission and while it’s stored, utilising the most reliable industry algorithms.

1-Click disaster recovery In the unfortunate event of a ransomware attack, NAKIVO ensures you can resume operations quickly, abiding by strict RPOs and RTOs. The built-in Site Recovery feature offers flexible sequences for recovery actions, all executable with a single click.

Diverse recovery options Whether it’s Instant VM Recovery, Full VM Recovery, P2V Recovery, Bare-Metal Recovery, or even Recovery of Microsoft 365 items, you have a host of solutions at your disposal.

User-friendly management Simplicity doesn’t mean compromising efficiency. NAKIVO’s web interface is user-friendly, boasting intuitive dashboards and comprehensive wizards. Should you ever find yourself needing assistance, the 24/7 support team is always ready to help.

Secure Your Business’s Future With CSSi and NAKIVO

With ransomware threats on the rise, taking action is not optional. NAKIVO offers a comprehensive solution designed to seamlessly integrate with your operations. Benefit from state-of-the-art backup strategies, robust cybersecurity features, and a dedicated support team available round the clock.

With preparedness and the right tools, your business can thrive in any digital climate. Visit CSSi for more information.

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