The most recent version of Catalogic DPX, the company’s enterprise data protection software, has been released and is now generally available, according to Catalogic Software, a top provider of smart data protection solutions. With DPX 4.8.1, two new features are available: DPX vPlus, cloud data protection for Microsoft 365 and other open virtualization platforms, and GuardMode, a feature that enables ransomware early detection.  

Krista Macomber, the Senior Analyst, Evaluator Group, said, “Cybercriminals are constantly innovating, costing US victims $49.2 million in losses to ransomware attacks last year alone – and that is just based on incidents reported to the FBI. Catalogic DPX’s new GuardMode feature can help organizations minimize business disruption, including financial losses, when they are hit by ransomware. For example, proactive monitoring against a list of over 4,000 known ransomware patterns that are automatically updated helps to mitigate the spread of ransomware, and the ability to roll back only affected data allows good data that might be interspersed with infected files to be preserved.”

When used in place of a specific binary fingerprint, DPX GuardMode complements endpoint and edge protection by keeping an eye on file shares and file system activity even over a network. GuardMode monitors and updates over 4000 known ransomware threat patterns and assess affected files. Honeypots serve as a deception layer to catch various ransomware strains that are constantly changing, supporting this extensive forensic layer of security. GuardMode boosts confidence in ransomware detection by identifying and recovering only the affected data.

“DPX GuardMode changes a backup team’s cyber reliance posture from reactive to proactive with early detection,” said Sathya Sankaran, COO, Catalogic Software. “DPX GuardMode notifies backup and storage teams of suspicious activity and pinpoints the extent of damage caused by cyber incidents. Combined with the comprehensive workload coverage of DPX and instant recoveries, Catalogic DPX customers will be among the best prepared to recover from a cyberattack.”

Ken Barth, CEO of Catalogic Software, said, “We are excited to extend our relationship with Storware and announce DPX vPlus, that adds Microsoft 365 cloud data protection and expands our coverage of hypervisor workloads. DPX vPlus is fully integrated into the DPX vStor backup repository and delivers greater workload coverage for an organization’s edge and cloud data.”