Commvault Redefines Data Protection


Commvault has announced new security capabilities across its entire portfolio, expanding its security ecosystem to include product integrations with Microsoft and CyberArk.

The security features are managed and delivered through the new Commvault Cloud Command interface. These capabilities include:

  • Commvault Cloud Command – A single platform and UI, offering universal management for all Commvault offerings in an integrated dashboard that provides full telemetry and observability into key Commvault software indicators. Delivers health-at-a-glance, risk levels, security and recovery indicators, and beyond for Commvault investments from a single source.
  • Commvault Risk Analysis – Powered by machine learning (ML), Commvault Risk Analysis quarantines and protects sensitive data, giving organisations the ability to discover, analyse, and secure sensitive data to help prevent cyber exposure and potential data exfiltration.
  • Commvault Threat Scan – Fosters the detection of corrupted or suspicious datasets. Businesses can use Threat Scan to locate and quarantine malware and threats from backup content, and help ensure clean recoveries while decreasing the likelihood of reinfection.
  • Commvault Auto Recovery – Cyber analysis tool that tests recovery readiness at scale and provides a framework for forensic analysis to validate and sanitize points of recovery, aiding in the prevention of future incidents. Allows organisations to easily and securely recover workloads at scale from cyber-attacks with minimal data loss and downtime.
  • ThreatWise Advisor – Delivers integrated logic into Commvault backup environments to intelligently recommend decoy placement, and further harden critical workloads.

“Commvault has spent the last four years redefining and expanding the capabilities of our platform to bridge the gap between IT and security. As a result, our customers can now be on the offence, taking it to the attackers by consolidating threat defence, backup, and recovery in a way that’s never been done before,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO, Commvault.

“Today we advance on our vision of enhanced data protection that establishes a seamless relationship between threat events and backups – resulting in a rapid and reliable solution for data recovery in the event of a cyber incident,” said Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Chief Product Officer, Commvault.

In the event that enterprises need to recover from an attack or outage, Commvault’s proactive and reliable recoverability across the industry’s broadest workload coverage reduces downtime and accelerates response times for business continuity.

“We love the simplicity of the Commvault dashboard. With just a few clicks, we can restore a virtual machine or backups after an attack which is vital in our line of work as a pharmaceutical company with very sensitive data,” said Paul Vries, IT Consultant, Bilthoven Biologicals. “Commvault gives us confidence that we can manage, protect, and recover data in the cloud and on-premises, even in the worst-case scenario.”

“Ransomware protection guarantees are quite in vogue and do provide important benefits,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Vice President, IDC. “However, it’s better to have rapid, certain and accurate recovery that avoids the need for a guarantee claim. Commvault is looking at the ransomware problem by seeking to avoid the costs associated with data breach downtime altogether through continuous, proactive threat monitoring and remediation. This type of approach can help stop threats before they do real damage to the bottom line. It’s pretty simple: the only path to true resiliency is through active defence backed by bullet-proof recovery.”

Commvault also announced collaborations with Microsoft and CyberArk to integrate Commvault’s technology with their respective security platforms.

Commvault and Microsoft Sentinel bi-directional integration provides an enhanced security posture and improved collaboration between backup environments and security systems.

“Compromised credentials continue to be the leading cause of cyberattacks and data exfiltration,” said Clarence Hinton, Chief Strategy Officer, CyberArk. “Commvault’s new integration and existing plug-ins with the CyberArk Identity Security Platform help organisations follow strong Zero Trust architecture practices, deploy rigorous lifecycle credential policies and comply with the most stringent regulations. The new secrets management integration can significantly reduce the risk of credential theft with the ability to segment credential storage away from the backup environments.”