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Rubrik -  - Rubrik Achieves New Federal Certification: Why it Matters

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Rubrik Achieves New Federal Certification: Why it Matters

Today, I’m excited to announce that Rubrik has achieved EAL2+ Common Criteria certification for its software-defined appliances. After months of rigorous evaluation, we’re proud to provide our partners and customers with a fully-certified data protection solution that enables secure management of physical and virtualized data, across all locations — on-premises, at the edge, and in the cloud. Over the past year, the interest of Rubrik within the Federal Government has accelerated at a rapid pace. We have been adopted by organizations within the Defense Department, intelligence community, and civilian agencies in support of their mission. With this, our partner community has grown exponentially by embracing Rubrik as a solution partner across systems integrators and value added resellers. We’re excited to continue supporting our customers in achieving their business objectives and know that Common Criteria certification is a meaningful addition to that support. Common Criteria, which is mandated by the U.S. government, is an internationally recognized set of guidelines that define a framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of IT security products. At Rubrik, security has been built into our platform from the beginning. We provide in-flight and at-rest encryption, as well as offer a FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified…
Rubrik -  - Combating the Evolving Landscape of Ransomware

General Tech

Combating the Evolving Landscape of Ransomware

About one year ago today, we pointed out an emerging security crisis in the healthcare industry. Cyber threats targeting hospital data were becoming a regular event, with some computer systems held captive for a reputedly multi-million dollar ransom. Beyond the Bitcoin cost, ransomware puts patient care at risk since many organizations must stop operations for over a week. More recently, the worldwide spread of a virus known as “WannaCry” has been decimating operations at UK healthcare provider National Health Service (NHS) in addition to telecom, logistics, and car manufacturers. In total, it has caused havoc to over 230,000 computers in 150 countries. This attack has been aggressively accelerating while CIOs struggle to find a realistic solution. The root cause comes down to the usual suspects: a combination of phishing emails and poorly patched security vulnerabilities. This particular vulnerability was so caustic that Microsoft released an update to several of their deprecated operating systems such as Windows XP and Server 2003. Additionally, users need to stop using older protocols like SMB 1.0 because they create a multitude of vulnerabilities that allow attackers to commandeer a system. It’s on the vendor and partner communities to come up with innovative and effective methods…
Rubrik -  - Designed for Security: Introducing Software Encryption at Rest

Product

Designed for Security: Introducing Software Encryption at Rest

There’s been a lot of buzz around the recent launch of version 3.1 of Rubrik Cloud Data Management. As our 7th product release, this version introduces a variety of rich new features to our platform that help make data management even more comprehensive. In previous posts, we discussed Rubrik Envision, which delivers visual data for platform analytics, and support for physical Windows servers. Version 3.1 also bolsters our security capabilities by adding software encryption for data at rest. The update is available on the r300 appliances, which ship with a built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip. Rubrik already supports hardware-based encryption on r528 appliances. So, now customers can enable data-at-rest encryption across Rubrik appliances, as well as role-based access control, to protect their data. Here are some of the key benefits our software encryption feature delivers: Comprehensive Protection We use AES 256-bit encryption to protect all of the data associated with your Rubrik cluster. We encrypt all files in Atlas, Rubrik’s cloud-scale file system. In addition, metadata, logs, and generated stats are encrypted. Simplicity Software encryption for data at rest is supported for the r300 appliance series. It is easily enabled at bootstrap and requires no user intervention thereafter. It…
Rubrik -  - Security 101: What Security Really Means For Data Management

Business

Security 101: What Security Really Means For Data Management

Data security is not a new priority for enterprises. In earlier blog posts, we discussed the rising threat of ransomware and how a next-gen data management solution prevented a ransomware attack. Given the exponential growth of data and increasing trend in data breaches, it is imperatives that businesses apply the highest security standards to all their data. However, the concept of security is often confounded in the context of data management. To clarify the important terms, components, and their implications for data security within enterprise backup and recovery, I sat down with Adam Goldberg, who leads product development for Rubrik’s security solutions. Adam comes from a security background with previous experience at the Department of Defense.Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) FIPS 140-2 is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. It is often a requirement for a product to be installed in a location where sensitive data is stored. The FIPS 140-2 standard extends far beyond the federal government. For example, financial and healthcare institutions collect, store, and transfer highly sensitive information that needs to be secured. While FIPS 140-2 features four levels of security, only Level…