Webair to offer ransomware recovery-as-a-service via PacketFabric
24 August 2017 | Natalie Bannerman
Webair announce the availability of its ransomware recovery-as-a-service and compliance cloud offerings across 130-plus nodes through PacketFabric's SDN-based network.
Webair customers now benefit from automatic application failover during a disaster or ransomware attack, using PacketFabric’s any-to-any mesh across North America. This allows businesses to continuing operating in the case of a cyber-attack and means that service remains uninterrupted.
The new service works by providing automated increases in bandwidth and connectivity upon detection of failover events. Customers can choose to replicate their data and applications at any one of Webair's international locations, such as New York, Los Angeles, Montréal or Amsterdam. With pre-planned, automated failover and failback between production and recovery sites, users can create recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives of seconds.
"Effective ransomware and disaster recovery solutions are less about data replication and more about network agility and automation so that failover is seamless, requiring little to no manual intervention," said Sagi Brody, chief technology officer at Webair. "As the threat of cyber attacks continues to grow, we are very excited to partner with PacketFabric to extend our recovery services nationwide, bringing peace of mind to enterprises across North America by leveraging private and secure interconnections."
In addition, PacketFabric has deployed a node in Webair’s NY1 data centre, meaning that its platform is accessible to local tenants. Webair partnered with DE-CIX to provide direct peering services at its Long Island-based NY1 data centre in September 2016, with speeds of 100Mbps to 10Gbps.
"As one of the most secure and redundant data centres east of Manhattan with expansive managed services offerings, Webair's NY1 facility was a strategic location to further expand the PacketFabric network," said William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric. "We are excited to partner with Webair and extend their reach across North America through our platform, as well as enabling effective recovery solutions in the PacketFabric ecosystem through access to Webair's RRaaS and compliance cloud services."
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