Infortrend, a leading provider of SAN, NAS, Unified, Hybrid Cloud and AI Storage Solutions, recently added immutable object storage, also known as write-once-read-many (WORM), and multi-factor authentication (MFA) security features to their EonStor GS unified storage systems. These features are introduced to ensure the protection of stored data, particularly against ransomware.

Ransomware attacks are still on the rise today, proving that traditional defenses like firewalls and antivirus software are insufficient to completely stop these threats. In order to secure archived data, businesses have begun using immutable or WORM storage repositories. With immutable object storage, organisations can set the data as WORM to protect it against ransomware encryption and choose a retention term to prevent unintentional data erasure.

Apart from the immutable object storage, the multi-factor authentication (MFA) feature is also integrated into the GS families. A separate one-time password is needed to access account by email or an APP. Even if the password has been hacked, the feature is demonstrated to be effective against unauthorized access. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency claims that implementing the MFA function reduces the likelihood of account hacking by 99 percent.

Frank Lee, Senior Director of Product Planning, said, “The immutable object storage and MFA offer reinforced security. Mandatory for some and highly-recommended safety measure by governments around the globe, especially in government organizations, financial, and medical industries, WORM and MFA functions can further protect sensitive and valuable data from unlawful access.”