Quest Software has launched Quest QoreStor v7.1 providing customers with enhanced ransomware prevention capabilities and cloud support. With these latest updates, QoreStor extends its cloud capabilities and significantly elevates organizations’ ability to provide robust backup storage where they need it most while adding technologies that provide data immutability and retrieval.
With its advanced deduplication, compression, and cloud-tiering capabilities, QoreStor unleashes secondary storage for a truly software-defined data center. With the agility that only software can provide, businesses can now run QoreStor anywhere they choose, leveraging cloud-native storage in new ways. QoreStor version 7.1 enhances those capabilities even further with its new data security features.
"We are committed to bringing best-in-class offerings to our customers and addressing their challenges head-on," said Adrian Moir, Senior Consultant, Product Management & Lead Technology Evangelist, Quest Data Protection business. “Our award-winning QoreStor solution is now helping to solidify our customers’ backup solutions and significantly improving its ability to keep their data-optimized, secure and safe, reducing the cost of ownership and the cost of storage without compromising on features and functionality.”
As ransomware attacks continue to rise at a rapid pace, QoreStor 7.1 enables organizations to better protect against these threats to reduce risk to customers and business operations. According to a recent report on the state of ransomware, only 65% of encrypted data was restored — even after a ransom was paid—proving the importance of implementing a hardened backup solution to prevent data loss due to the inability to successfully recover. With QoreStor 7.1, users have added layers of protection with access to elevated features to prevent the intrusion of ransomware into backup data through its two levels of protection, rapid data access (RDA) immutability, and an immutable data recycle bin.
Among its key benefits, in addition to enhanced ransomware protection, QoreStor 7.1 also offers users:
● Cloud Reader Mode: An alternate QoreStor instance that can be configured to read a QoreStor Cloud tier that is active, enabling users to test their cloud data as well as enabling MSPs’ flexibility in recovering and exporting customer data using a cloud construct.
● QorePortal Integration: Integration with Quest’s QorePortal for SaaS based management of QoreStor instances from anywhere on anything. Ideal for large installations and MSPs, QorePortal comes with built in organizational structure and role based access.