Below is our recent interview with Naj Husain, the CEO and Co-Founder at Elastio:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Elastio?
A: Certainly, Elastio is a data resilience platform that provides true ransomware detection and assured, fast recovery. By reverse-engineering over 2,000 ransomware strains, we’ve developed the most comprehensive ransomware detection engine in the cloud which offers insights into the health of your data, ensuring it’s clean, recoverable, and uncompromised.
Q: Who does your product help?
A: Given the increasing sophistication of ransomware attackers, it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN you’ll get hit by ransomware. Our product is crucial for security and infrastructure teams because it acts as the last line of defense against these attacks. Elastio seamlessly integrates with existing security tech stacks, providing an additional layer of security along with quick and effective recovery assurance so that in the event of an attack you can get your business back up and running in minutes, instead of weeks or even months.
Q: Where do your customers see the value?
A: In the words of one of our customers, “Elastio gives us the confidence to no longer worry about our mission-critical data becoming a victim of ransomware.” Our product offers cybersecurity professionals peace of mind, ensuring their data is clean, uncompromised, and recoverable.
Elastio can also store snapshots as deduplicated and compressed recovery points for sandbox restores and guaranteed recoveries. Elastio customers often find that the platform pays for itself with the money they save on storage costs.
Q: Any highlights on your latest announcement?
A: We’ve expanded integrations with AWS Security Hub, enabling customers to add Elastio alerts to a centralized security alert repository. Elastio has a low false positive rate (5 in 10 million), addressing the challenge of high false alerts. We’ve also extended services coverage for ransomware detection to Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS, offering a holistic ransomware threat view across all AWS data storage services. These features are now available on the AWS marketplace for easy transactions.
Q: What can we expect from Elastio in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: We’re expanding integrations to other platforms, including VMWare, Azure and GCP,. Collaborating with design partners, we are always actively working to enhance the user experience, particularly in remediation workflows, providing intuitive information for threat hunting and cybersecurity teams.
Q: What sets Elastio apart from other solutions and puts you ahead?
A: What truly sets us apart is our solution covering the entire lifecycle of a ransomware attack – and the level of information we provide about the threat. Our comprehensive ransomware detection engine identifies threats early and often, telling you which specific strain of ransomware has infected a specific file. Once you know that, we provide tools for a quick recovery from a clean, uncompromised backup.
Q: What are you most excited about?
A: I’m excited to contribute to the fight against the ransomware pandemic. With bad actors becoming more sophisticated, staying several steps ahead is crucial. Knowing that we’re helping business teams sleep at night by ensuring data is recoverable in the event of an attack is very rewarding. We are also now able to offer a free ransomware scan – you can get in touch at Elastio.com.