5 Ways NetBackup Helps You Defend Against Ransomware


No organization is immune to ransomware, but with the right tools, you can minimize the damage it causes. NetBackup uses a multi-layered approach to ransomware protection. First, it uses industry-leading encryption technologies to protect your data both at rest and in transit. Second, it leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to detect and block malicious activity. Finally, it provides flexible recovery options to restore your data if an attack occurs quickly. 

With NetBackup, you can have peace of mind knowing that your data is well-protected against ransomware attacks. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you defend your business against this growing threat. 

Defending Against Ransomware with NetBackup

Here are five ways NetBackup helps you defend against ransomware.

1. Single Pass Deduplication Reduces Backup Time and Size

NetBackup’s single pass deduplication quickly and efficiently reduces backup data, which means smaller backup windows and less time spent transferring data off-site. This is important because it minimizes your organization’s exposure in the event of an attack.

2. Intelligent Client Side Caching Minimizes Network Impact

Intelligent client-side caching in NetBackup avoids redundantly backing up data that hasn’t changed. It reduces network impact and speeds up backup times. This is important because it ensures that critical data is backed up quickly and efficiently. Also, it minimizes the chances that something will be missed in the event of an attack. 

3. Dynamic Multi-Streaming Maximizes Bandwidth Usage

Dynamic multi-streaming in NetBackup maximizes bandwidth usage by intelligently using multiple streams to back up data. This is important because it minimizes backup drag on production systems, ensuring that critical systems are always available during an attack. 

4. Flexible Retention Policies Meet Compliance Requirements   

NetBackup’s flexible retention policies ensure that you can keep backups for as long as needed to meet compliance requirements. This is important because it gives you the ability to recover from an attack even if months or years have passed since the initial incident occurred. 

5. Advanced Encryption Protects Data In Transit and At Rest  

Advanced encryption protects backups in transit and at rest, ensuring that your data is secure even if attackers gain access to your backup system. This is important because it minimizes the chances that attackers will be able to use your backups against you, even if they are able to gain access to them. 


Ransomware is a severe threat to any organization, but with the right tools, you can minimize the damage it causes. NetBackup provides comprehensive protection against ransomware with features like single-pass deduplication, intelligent client-side caching, dynamic multi-streaming, flexible retention policies, and advanced encryption. By utilizing all of these features, you can give your organization the best chance possible to recover from a ransomware attack.