Dell’s PowerProtect Cyber Recovery Expands to Microsoft Azure

Secure, isolate and recover critical data from cyberattacks with PowerProtect Cyber Recovery. Available on the Azure Marketplace.

As critical data expands across multiple platforms and multiple clouds, it becomes an easy target for cyberattacks. Regardless of your data location, you still need strategies to reduce the impact of cyberattacks and improve cyber resiliency. Ransomware continues to wreak havoc on businesses no matter the size, industry, or location. Recently at Dell Technologies World, customers expressed their concerns about being more cyber-resilient. This supports that many organizations still lack confidence in their data protection solutions in the face of cyberthreats. The 2021 Global Data Protection Index reported that 67% of IT decision makers are not confident that all business-critical data can be recovered after a destructive cyberattack.¹

Customers want to unlock the benefits of multi-cloud with flexibility and choice, while still protecting their organization from ransomware and cyberattacks. Dell Technologies has expanded the availability of cyber recovery offerings so organizations can strengthen their cyberresiliency posture in Microsoft Azure.

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Microsoft Azure lets organizations deploy an isolated cyber vault in Azure so they can securely protect and isolate data away from a ransomware attack.  Unlike standard backup solutions, this logically air-gapped vault locks down management interfaces, requiring separate security credentials and multi-factor authentication for access. All managed from within the vault in Azure. If an attack occurs, it provides flexible recovery options, including recovery within the data center, a new Azure private network, or an Azure environment not impacted by the cyberattack to best support an organization’s needs.

Diagram illustrating deployment of Dell Technologies PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Microsoft Azure.

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Microsoft Azure uses proven capabilities similar to Dell Technologies on-premises version but adapted to use the power of Azure. The PowerProtect Cyber Recovery software, which automates and orchestrates the data vaulting process, runs within an Azure virtual network (VNet), where it is isolated from normal access through secure design and Azure security capabilities. Data synced into the vault is protected with PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE), offering proven security and efficiency. Administrative access to the Cyber Recovery management console, when necessary for changes, is provisioned through a secure jump host, with access further limited by IP whitelisting and multi-factor authentication.

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Microsoft Azure offers quick and easy deployment via Azure Marketplace. Using an Azure Resource Manager template, you can quickly deploy all necessary components needed within Azure, including automatic configuration of security groups, access control lists (ACLs) and private subnets. The base template can be modified or customized to provide additional enhancements or increased capacity.

Going beyond backup, Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Azure provides multiple layers of security, controls and data protection that allow organizations to resume normal business operations easily and confidently after a cyberattack. Microsoft understands the importance of data protection and business continuity.

“Dell Technologies cyber recovery solution will help our joint customers enhance their cyber resiliency,” said Jurgen Willis, VP, Azure Specialized Workloads and Storage. “Customers can purchase and deploy Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, allowing them to secure their Dell backups with a data-vault built on the secure Azure platform.”

PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Microsoft Azure is the latest Dell data protection solution available as a transactable offer through Azure Marketplace enabling customers to use their existing Azure subscription. Dell Technologies is committed to providing fast access to Dell’s portfolio of data protection offerings for Azure with a simple purchase. What’s more, Dell Technologies gives you flexibility, allowing you to purchase Cyber Recovery for Azure how you want – either directly through Dell, or through Azure Marketplace.

At Dell Technologies, we are focused on helping you secure, protect, and recover data in the event of a cyberattack with the industry’s most innovative solutions. We stop at nothing to be your trusted partner for modern security solutions and services that enhance IT resiliency, reduce complexity, and provide peace of mind that your organization and its data are protected.

Learn more about Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery here.

1 Based on research by Vanson Bourne commissioned by Dell Technologies, “Global Data Protection Index 2021 Snapshot,” carried out February – March, 2021.  Results were derived from a total of 1,000 IT decision makers worldwide from both private and public organizations with 250+ employees.

About the Author: Brian White

Brian White is a Product Marketing Consultant for Dell Technologies.  He is responsible for the awareness and evangelizing Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery solutions. He’s been in the IT industry for more than 25 years with a primary focus on information management and data protection.  He’s worked directly with customers and partners to design, architect and deploy IT solutions to help them grow their revenue by enabling the successful recovery of their data. Outside his world of IT, Brian runs the Positive Flow Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps children and families live more positive lifestyles. Brian describes himself as “an Earthling whose purpose is to help others be great and have fun”.