Asigra offers cloud "hybrid" for backup/recovery

By Dave Simpson

-- Asigra introduced the ninth generation of its flagship backup and recovery software today, and changed the name of the product from Televaulting to the Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery platform. In Asigra's case, "hybrid" refers to the option of users outsourcing their backup/recovery operations to a public cloud (via a third-party provider) for offsite recovery or implementing a private (internal) cloud for onsite recovery.

Users can also use a mix of, or alternate between, private and public cloud services, and Asigra provides an integrated data migration tool for moving data between the private and public cloud.

New features in the platform include NIST FIPS-140 certification of the software's encryption functionality for organizations with tight security requirements.

"In the cloud computing era, security is even more important, whether it's a public or private cloud," says Eran Farajun, Asigra's executive vice president, "and this is the first backup product to be FIPS-140 certified."

Another security-related addition in the agent-less Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery platform is a password rotation feature that provides the option of automatically generating and changing passwords at random for specific user accounts so that unauthorized users cannot access the accounts.

The company also added data integrity features, including the ability to run validation restores automatically so that users don't have to run manual recovery drills, according to Farajun.

Asigra claims to have more than 100,000 installations, and recently added SunGard Availability Services as a customer.

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This article was originally published on June 09, 2009