Business Wire

Wenatchee Valley College Evaluates IT Environment After Local College Hit with Ransomware

Share

ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that Wenatchee Valley College switched to an ExaGrid-Veeam solution for superior data protection and to implement a strategy for ransomware recovery.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200929005145/en/

Wenatchee Valley College Campus - Wenatchee, WA (Photo: Business Wire)

Wenatchee Valley College Campus - Wenatchee, WA (Photo: Business Wire)

Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills, and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. The Wenatchee campus is located near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, midway between Seattle and Spokane. The WVC at Omak campus is located near the Canadian border in Omak, about 100 miles north of Wenatchee.

“A college in our system suffered a massive ransomware attack and all of their servers were impacted, including their backup data, so they couldn’t recover anything. We’ve used their experience as a case study to improve on the areas that they were weak on, the root causes of how it happened, when it happened, and what led up to that ransomware - then made changes to our environment and instituted best practices. Now, even if we are impacted, if our VMware environment and our servers are impacted, we know that the ExaGrid data will not be impacted,” said Steve Garcia, the college’s Information Security Officer. “We scrapped our old solution and went with an ExaGrid system and Veeam, which tied in nicely with our VMware infrastructure. The combined solution of ExaGrid and Veeam is amazing! They work very well together. Now that I’ve used the ExaGrid-Veeam solution, I’ve recommended it to colleagues at other community colleges as a solid, reliable solution for any backup infrastructure needs.”

ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a front-end disk-cache Landing Zone and separate Retention Tier containing all retention data. Data is written directly to the “network facing” ExaGrid disk-cache Landing Zone, then it is tiered into a “non-network facing” long-term retention repository where it is stored as deduplicated data objects to reduce the storage cost of long-term retention data. ExaGrid’s approach to ransomware is called Retention Time-Lock. It prevents hackers from deleting or encrypting backups in ExaGrid system’s retention tier. ExaGrid has the only non-network-facing tiered backup storage solution (a tiered air gap) with delayed deletes and immutable deduplication objects. This unique approach ensures when a ransomware attack occurs, data can be easily recovered or VMs booted from the ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage system. Not only can primary storage be restored, but all long-term backup retention data also remains intact after a ransomware attack.

“It offers peace of mind knowing we have a robust backup system, and that if we are attacked by ransomware, we will get our data back and can resume normal operations. We take precautions to make sure when that does happen—I used to say if that happens, but it’s a matter of when now, from my perspective—when that happens, we can recover and we can get our end users back to their day-to-day operations with all their data,” said Garcia.

Read the complete Success Story to learn more about Garcia’s experience using ExaGrid. ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories demonstrate how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivaled customer support.

About ExaGrid

ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a unique disk-cache Landing Zone, long-term retention repository, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s Landing Zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. The retention repository offers the lowest cost for long-term retention. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture includes full appliances and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades and product obsolescence. Visit us at exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup in our customer success stories.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Contact information

Media:
Kristina O’Connell
ExaGrid
koconnell@exagrid.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Interactive Brokers Launches Innovative Sustainable Investing Tool26.10.2020 14:18:00 CETPress release

Interactive Brokers Group (Nasdaq: IBKR), a global brokerage firm, today unveiled an innovative, interactive Impact Dashboard designed to help clients evaluate and invest in companies that align with their values. The dashboard, which is free for all clients to use, sets a new standard for tools that can be used for sustainable, socially responsible, and values-based investing. The launch comes as interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is soaring. ESG assets are expected to top $53 trillion by 2022, according to research released in September by Celent. “The future of sustainable investing begins with the Impact Dashboard, which allows investors to align their portfolios with their values,” said Will Peterffy, ESG Director at Interactive Brokers. “In a world lacking transparency, the dashboard quickly analyzes and grades your stock portfolio based on your values and presents your holdings through a personalized ‘impact lens’. You can then decide whether to kee

Rimini Street UK Earns Designation as Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company in 2020, Awarded Excellence in Wellbeing Recognition and Top 20 Ranking in 2020 Best Workplaces™ In Tech26.10.2020 14:00:00 CETPress release

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that it has been recognized as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company in the UK and has also been awarded the “Excellence in Wellbeing” recognition and achieved a top 20 ranking in the 2020 Best Workplaces™ In Tech for medium sized companies. Being a caring, supportive employer is integral to Rimini Street’s culture and the Great Place to Work® Certification and Best Workplaces™ In Tech ranking highlights trust and engagement levels among employees showing they have a consistently positive experience at Rimini Street. The Excellence in Wellbeing recognition benchmarks employee wellbeing against the physical, psychological, social and financial aspects of working life. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news

Audible Magic Sponsors MIDiA Research Report on The Rising Power of User-Generated Content26.10.2020 14:00:00 CETPress release

User-generated content will contribute a significant proportion of the growth in music consumption over the next two years in an opportunity that is worth circa $6 billion to the music industry value chain. Rights holders could see $3.2 billion of this in the next two years, as a new report by MIDiA Research in partnership with Audible Magic, has found—with UGC already having contributed over one billion dollars to global music revenues in 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201026005198/en/ Music-related UGC is a fast-growing and under-commercialised sector with huge future potential. Potential UGC music-related revenues, 2018 – 2022, global (Graphic: Business Wire) ‘The Rising Power of UGC’ report, which is available to download for free here, examines the dramatic and continuing growth of UGC creation and consumption and highlights that this ongoing expansion requires the implementation of new, simpler li

C3.ai, Microsoft, and Adobe Combine Forces to Re-invent CRM with AI26.10.2020 14:00:00 CETPress release

C3.ai, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), and Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced the launch of https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=https%3A%2F%2Fc3.ai%2Fproducts%2Fc3-ai-crm%2F&esheet=52313416&newsitemid=20201026005552&lan=en-US&anchor=C3+AI%26%23174%3B+CRM&index=2&md5=07e2fd5feb7fe0669bcb9697cbace311 C3 AI® CRM powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365. The first enterprise-class, AI-first customer relationship management solution is purpose-built for industries, integrates with Adobe Experience Cloud, and drives customer-facing operations with predictive business insights. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201026005552/en/ The partners have agreed to: Integrate Microsoft Dynamics 365, Adobe Experience Cloud (including Adobe Experience Platform), and C3.ai’s industry-specific data models, connectors, and AI models, in a joint go-to-market offering designed to provide an integrated suite of industry-sp

Hologic Launches 3DQuorum™ Imaging Technology, Powered by Genius AI™, in Europe26.10.2020 13:00:00 CETPress release

Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) today announced the commercial availability in Europe of its 3DQuorum™ Imaging Technology, Powered by Genius AI™. The innovation was designed to help improve mammography efficiency and workflow, which is critical as clinics strive to manage the backlog of women whose routine breast screening was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201026005023/en/ 3DQuorum™ Imaging Technology, Powered by Genius AI™ (Graphic: Business Wire) The 3DQuorum technology uses Genius AI-powered analytics to reconstruct high-resolution 3D data to produce 6mm “SmartSlices.” These analytics identify clinically relevant regions of interest and preserve important features during reconstruction of the SmartSlices.1,2 SmartSlices expedite read time by reducing the number of images for radiologists to review, without compromising image quality, sensitivity or accuracy.1,2 With 3DQu

PerkinElmer Receives CE Mark for Multi-analyte Respiratory Panel Including COVID-1926.10.2020 13:00:00 CETPress release

PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) announced today that its PKamp™ Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel has received clearance to be marketed as an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device in more than 30 countries by meeting the requirements of the European In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD). This test is currently under review by the U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The multi-analyte panel enables labs to detect and differentiate between SARS-CoV-2, influenza A viruses, influenza B viruses and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in a single test, which will be critical to manage the surge in test demand during the flu season as the targeted pathogens have some similar signs and symptoms. Rather than running multiple tests on samples, the PKamp Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel is designed to conserve resources by testing a single nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal or nasal swab sample collected from individuals suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19, the flu

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom