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Cohesity and IBM strengthen collaboration to enhance cyber resilience

Wed 17 Apr 2024

Data security and management company, Cohesity, has announced a deepening of its collaboration with IBM to improve cyber resilience capabilities. 

This extended partnership aims to address the need for heightened data security and resilience across hybrid cloud environments.

With this announcement, Cohesity completes its Series F financing, with IBM joining NVIDIA as a strategic investor.

CEO and President at Cohesity, Sanjay Poonen, said IBM is a powerful partner in the enterprise cloud and IT infrastructure market.

“They bring decades of expertise to our relationship, in addition to their investment in our business to help fund incremental research and development to offer users even stronger cyber resilience,” said Poonen.

IBM Storage Defender to Support Data Breach Recovery

The average cost of a data breach globally in 2023 was £3.57 million ($4.45 million), according to a report sponsored by IBM Security. This cost has increased by 15% compared to the average over the past three years. 

To help tackle this issue, IBM has enhanced its cyber resilience platform, IBM Storage Defender, with Cohesity capabilities. This move aims to strengthen customers’ ability to recover from data breaches and cyberattacks.

Senior Vice President of Infrastructure at IBM, Ric Lewis, said data breaches continue to be one of the biggest threats organisations face to advancing business outcomes.

“We are excited to deepen our collaboration with Cohesity to bring users innovative end-to-end software-defined solutions designed to increase their cyber resilience and help avoid business interruptions,” said Lewis.

Cohesity DataProtect is an advanced backup and recovery solution to ensure data security against cyber threats. It protects various data sources, including cloud-native, SaaS, and traditional data, all managed through a multi-cloud platform. This solution can be deployed on-premises or accessed as a service.

IBM Storage Defender enhances data protection with artificial intelligence (AI) and event monitoring across diverse storage platforms. It offers a unified view to protect against risks like ransomware, human error, and sabotage. 

IBM Storage Defender is anticipated to include a cyber vault and clean room features with automated recovery functions designed to help companies restore business-critical data.

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