Data Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Semperis, Veritas Secure Microsoft Active Directory Systems

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Semperis and Veritas Technologies are working together to protect organizations' critical assets and identity systems from cyberattacks, according to the companies.

Now, organizations can use Semperis' Active Directory Forest Recovery (ADFR) solution and Veritas' NetBackup solution to guard against and recover from cyberattacks on Microsoft Active Directory (AD) systems, the businesses said.

Cybercriminals Frequently Target Microsoft Active Directory Systems

Microsoft AD is the "primary identity system and backbone of IT operations for 90% of organizations," Semperis noted. As such, it is a common target for ransomware operators and other cybercriminals.

Disruptions to AD services lead to significant downtime and organizational losses, Semperis noted. Thus, AD protection is a top security priority for many organizations.

What the Semperis-Veritas Solution Offers

Organizations can use the Semperis-Veritas solution to maintain "unparalleled protection and recovery for AD environments," the businesses said.

The solution's features include:

  • Blueprint for organization, classification and monitoring of security data
  • Anomaly detection and virus scanning via NetBackup to ensure data is free of viruses before recovery
  • Automated, malware-free recovery of an AD forest through any physical or virtual hardware with ADFR
  • Post-breach forensics with ADFR to help incident response teams remove attack paths, backdoors and other security vulnerabilities

Veritas Launches 360 Defense Architecture

The release of the Semperis-Veritas solution coincides with the launch of Veritas 360, an architecture that blends data protection and governance capabilities.

Veritas 360 offers an "extensible architecture based on real world testing with industry-leading security vendors," the company noted.

Veritas 360 provides organizations with access to a variety of assets:

  • Veritas RedLab program is used to test and document product integrations that provide organizations with validated best practices and deployment blueprints to mitigate risk.
  • Threat protection during pre- and post-incident recovery provides attack surface visibility and artificial intelligence-powered vulnerability management capabilities from the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.
  • Privileged access management (PAM) delivers credential management backed by CyberArk.
  • Assessment, prioritization and remediation of vulnerabilities and backup storage from Qualys is offered
  • Protection from threats to primary and secondary data sets is provided through Symantec.

These capabilities allow organizations to use Veritas 360 to quickly recover from cyberattacks, see who accessed their data and proactively mitigate threats, said Matt Waxman, Veritas' senior vice president and general manager of Data Protection.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.