Backup Data encryption protect against Ransomware?

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Backup Data encryption protect against Ransomware?

Veeam Logoby Horace27 » Fri May 26, 2017 12:21 pm

Hi all.
I'm evaluating to purchase Veeam B&R and I see it has several beatiful functions. The project I have in mind to implement after, forecast a 2nd level backup using a Backup copy job on a DR site and I have a doubt about to use data encryption. Because of the Veeam server will be installed on a Windows platform only accessible by administrator I think encryption could has a sense only if it will protect against ransomware encryption. What do you think about?

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Re: Backup Data encryption protect against Ransomware?

Veeam Logoby nitramd » Fri May 26, 2017 1:22 pm

My understanding is that ransomware can encrypt encrypted files.

If you're concerned about security/ransomware, and who isn't, I suggest reading this post: veeam-backup-replication-f2/yes-ransomware-can-delete-your-veeam-backups-t41500.html ; it's a long one.

Please note that I'm not trying to discourage you from using Veeam - it's an excellent backup tool with great features.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Backup Data encryption protect against Ransomware?

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Fri May 26, 2017 3:34 pm

Hi and welcome to the community!

Backup encryption doesn't provide protection against ransomware, that's correct cause you can still access and encrypt data.
One of the strongest approach to protect backups called "Air Gapped" (Offline backups) which is described in this discussion - Summary of Anti-ransomware measures.

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