Druva announces SfApex acquisition, new ransomware solution

Druva announces SfApex acquisition, new ransomware solution
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18 Nov, 2020

Sunnyvale, California based cloud data protection and management solutions company Druva on Wednesday announced it has acquired Houston, Texas headquartered Salesforce developer tools and data migration service provider sfApex.

Announced at the DxP 2020 virtual summit, the integrated solution would help customers with advanced data protection with sandbox management and data governance through a cloud native SaaS (software as a service) platform. Druva said that the cloud platform would tackle stringent compliance regulations and provide granular backup and data recovery as well as streamlined and automated migrations.

“The addition of sfApex, and their team’s deep expertise, to the Druva family brings a compelling solution to customers to help ensure they meet today’s dynamic business demands,” Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva said in a statement.

Druva said that the solution would allow users to accelerate Salesforce developer cycles by up to 40%.

In other announcements during the summit, Druva introduced a new multi-layered ransomware defense to combat against rising threats, and a new data protection solution for Oracle databases in hybrid environments.

Ransomware attacks have been at an all-time high and cause more than $11 billion in damages annually, the company said. A 2019 Gartner report pointed out that 50% of breaches are undetected for many months and can lead to unrecoverable data corruption.

The new solutions, Druva said, will give customers an option to prepare and respond to incidents with better visibility, automation and orchestration.

 The solutions integrate with existing security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) tools for better overall security.

 “Now, customers can leverage multi-layered ransomware protection and recovery to defend against data loss, accelerate incident response, and simplify recovery,” Stephen Manley, Chief Technology Officer, Druva, said.

Separately, Druva also announced a new direct-to-cloud data protection for Oracle databases. Druva’s support for Oracle will offer its customers with a unified data protection alternative that will deliver the cloud’s intended operational benefits through global deduplication, automated tiered storage for long-term retention and on-demand scaling.

“With central visibility across on-premises and the cloud, organizations using Druva can efficiently protect all their Oracle databases while being confident the data is secure, compliant and visible.” Said Stephen Manley, Chief Technology Officer, Druva.