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Veeam and Sophos in joint go to market

Veeam and Sophos in joint go to market

Cloud data management vendor Veeam Software has struck a strategic partnership with Sophos, integrating the Veeam Data Platform with the Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offering, to improve protection against ransomware and other threats for end customers.

“The growing threat of cyber attacks can only be addressed by companies coming together to offer customers more complete and integrated protection,” said Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam.

“By uniting with Sophos to create an end-to-end approach, we take another step in protecting customers from bad actors by strengthening their overall security posture and enabling radical resilience.”

Should a threat be identified, such as an attacker attempting to tamper with backups, Veeam sends an alert to Sophos MDR, and the Sophos security operations team can determine if an attack is occurring and take actions to disrupt, contain and fully-eliminate the attacker.

"Active adversaries are remarkably adept at evolving their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), often outpacing the detection capabilities of many organisations. The need for secure backups is paramount, and always-on security operations is imperative in fortifying this business-critical data,” said Marty Ward, vice president of technology operations at Sophos.

Sophos MDR is already being used by 19,000 customers worldwide, said the provider.