Increasingly, government agencies worldwide are bringing services online so they can better serve their citizenry, reduce in-person visits to offices, reduce operating costs, and more. With these goals in mind as well as the realization that citizens expect levels of service comparable with the norm in all other areas of modern life, governments are making sizeable investments in data center infrastructure and hardware and software solutions meant to ensure high levels of reliability and service availability.
As government agencies upgrade, their IT environments shift to become hybrid – a good deal of old legacy systems in physical datacenters co-existing with cloud-based servers and storage. A top challenge here is getting these different-era systems to work together, be available 24/7, and seamlessly access critical data needed for governments’ online interactions with citizens.
Updates and changes made to these hybrid IT environments are implemented by different teams of in-house, vendor-affiliated and other third parties. This multiplicity sets the stage for errors and misconfigurations that may eventually cause service disruptions and outages; data may be lost and unrecoverable.
At the same time governments are modernizing their IT, an alarming number have been the victim of ransomware attacks which incapacitate their operations. Whether or not they end up paying a ransom to regain access to their systems and data, such attacks throw the victims into emergency situations which take many months and high investment to recover from. Thus, governments need to protect key systems and information from cyberattack. And, if successfully attacked, they must be able to recover their valuable data so they can be up and running again as soon as possible.
The key to assuring this level of IT and cyber resilience lies in prevention and preparation: detecting misconfigurations before they impact operations.
Our solutions enable IT and cyber resilience and cyber recoverability. Our trio of solutions give government IT and InfoSec teams the tools to keep their environments resilient. They instantly identify and quickly prevent and repair threats to availability, data security and recoverability.
AvailabilityGuard NXG™ proactively detects misconfigurations, single points of failure and other errors throughout all infrastructure layers before they impact your business. It prevents disruptions, outages and data loss.
StorageGuard™ uncovers hidden security risks to critical data storage systems (storage arrays, cloud storage, virtual SAN, file servers, file systems, raw devices, appliances, etc.) where high-value core data is stored. It ensures systems are configured correctly and data is inaccessible to malicious attackers.
RecoverGuard™ ensures that data systems in all types of IT environments are configured to enable recovery from cyberattack. It automatically detects IT misconfigurations that jeopardize the ability to recover data and resume service in the event of a cyberattack, verifies that recovery from ransomware and other attacks is always possible through available and secured data copies, and ensures regulatory requirements are met.
All our solutions are supported by a Resilience Assurance Platform based on architecture that supports agile business requirements and serves as a single pane of glass through which IT can see, understand and manage its resilience and recovery needs. The platform delivers comprehensive reports of resilience status and makes use of an intuitive dashboard where tens of analyses of up-to-the-minute resilience levels are seen, and where more details can be learned by drilling down into any of the parameters shown.