Assured Data Protection: The One-Stop-Shop for Unparalleled Cyber Resiliency

Stacy Hayes, President &Managing Director (Americas)
Given today’s rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, the security of organizational data, applications, networks, and critical business processes has become the top priority for CISOs and IT teams. Unfortunately, owing to the rapid growth of cybercrimes both in complexity and frequency, they cannot just rely on traditional cybersecurity solutions and methodologies. The situation necessitates businesses to implement a robust cybersecurity resilience strategy—the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks and data breaches. It also enables an organization to seamlessly conduct everyday business operations without any interruption during and after disruptive events such as cyberattacks or technical failures.

Helping SMEs and enterprises in this effort is Assured Data Protection—a data management, backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutions provider. The company has teamed up with Rubrik, a market leader in cloud data management, to deliver Rubrik as a Service (RaaS). It helps users unify backup, recovery, analytics, and compliance. “Rubrik’s suite of products is evolving and improving every day. We’re pleased to bring their tools to the market as a managed service provider,” prides Stacy Hayes, Managing Director (Americas), at Assured Data Protection.

By collaborating with Rubrik, Assured operationalizes and delivers a simple-touse, cost-effective, and scalable portfolio of technologies to help IT departments streamline their daily workflow. Rubrik, in addition to its standard backup software, has three additional solutions for helping businesses become cyber resilient. The first on the list is Polaris Radar that leverages machine learning to monitor and generate suspicious activity alerts to help clients detect anomalies and increase resiliency against ransomware. Secondly, Polaris Sonar scans and classifies sensitive data using pre-built policy templates to identify common data types from regulations and standards, including GDPR, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and GLBA. The next one is AppFlows—a SaaSbased application—that simplifies disaster recovery failover/failback and testing for business services running in VMW are and vSphere environments. “Stringing these tools together, organizations can have a surgical, automated, and precise capability of disaster recovery and ran somware attack identification as well as remediation,” adds Hayes.


We are all set to expand our business, grow the subscriber base further, and add more services to make more businesses resilient against complicated cyberattacks

Alongside Rubrik, Assured has partnered with Confluera, a pioneer in the cybersecurity detection and response/ remediation space. Their XDR solution offers an offensive capability that identifies the presence of both external and internal threat actors based on their behavior over time in a specific environment. “Confluera leverages the MITRE ATT&CK® framework to mitigate cyberattacks before they can do any harm,” clarifies Hayes.

As a true managed services provider, Assured has garnered numerous clients from various industries over the years. For instance, Assured had partnered with Prater, UK’s leading specialist contractor, to address the latter’s lengthy recovery times and difficult-to-use UI of an aging Windows 95 interface-based software. Working in liaison with Prater, Assured offered RaaS to automate the client’s policies, aligning them with compliance requirements. Assured also eliminated their tape backup, cloud-native architecture, and improved disaster recovery to complement Prater’s push to a modern approach. As a result, the client successfully reduced their RTO to a near-zero and significantly saved and managed their time.


Such instances of client success give Assured the impetus to grow. In fact, the company has initiated strategic collaborations with Dropsuite (a global cloud backup provider) and AvePoint (the largest Microsoft 365 data management solutions provider). In the upcoming years, Assured plans to expand its footprint geographically by joining hands with more partners. “We are all set to expand our business, grow the subscriber base further, and add more services to make more businesses resilient against complicated cyberattacks,” concludes Hayes.

Company
Assured Data Protection

Headquarters
Herndon, VA; Leeds, UK

Management
Stacy Hayes, President &Managing Director (Americas) and Simon Chappell, CEO

Description
Assured Data Protection has teamed up with Rubrik to offer ground-breaking technology to simplify backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity for large SMEs and enterprises, both direct and through the channel. The company is a leading MSP that offers solutions as managed services tailored to individual business needs, making them affordable and achievable. Being the only exclusive Rubrik managed service provider globally, they aim to make data protection simpler for everyone. Assured Data Protection offers ground-breaking technology through a flexible Capex or Opex model with a fully managed tailored service that offers 24/7 support

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