How Veeam Backup and Replication protects against ransomware
There are ransomware features built into Veeam backup and replication, available as part of Enterprise and Enterprise Plus licenses. Frank Wijmans, a Systems Engineer based in our Alkmaar office, told us more: “There are two verification features called SureBackup and SureReplica, which can verify your backup process. Is the backup actually working? Are you able to restore all your machines? That sort of thing.”
“While verifying your backup, you also have the option to scan for malware. Veeam tries to keep up with the new types of ransomware. This obviously isn’t bulletproof but does cover a lot of known threats. After the scan is complete, you can filter the malicious files out. From there, you can pretty much restore a clean production environment.”
The functionality is built into Veeam but requires configuration in order to run, as Frank explains "People might feel it’s too time-consuming to verify your records, but you can schedule this job to run every month or three months or whatever. If you configure it, it will run against the schedule, generating a report for you each time so you know that everything’s okay. You just need to put the work in upfront to make it happen.”
The advice for partners here is to check your licenses, understand what functionality is available and ensure you have the available functionality configured correctly. If you need any assistance here, simply contact your account manager.