Only 15% Ready for Cyber Attacks: Cisco

Lumen Data Protect, which was introduced today, leverages the company’s edge and global fiber network to provide quick, easy and cost-effective backup and recovery of data and applications, according to the company.

Based on technology from Commvault, Lumen’s data protection service is a fully managed data protection service that requires no infrastructure and is structured as a pay-as-you-go service that dynamically scales as needed.

According to Lumen’s website, the company is charging $0.028 per gigabyte protected with certain conditions. The service currently is available in Europe and North America. Access to the service requires the purchase of Lumen Network Storage.

Features of Data Protect include:

  • Backups are stored on Lumen Network Storage or optional public cloud providers;
  • Deduplication – elimination of duplicate copies of data — minimizes storage consumption;
  • Customers can choose on-site, low-latency off-site, object storage or combination for backup targets and multi-site replication;
  • Off-site options avoid “cumbersome” tape-based approaches.

“Threats of ransomware and data corruption are constant. Protecting critical business data and applications has never been more important to an organization’s bottom line or reputation,” Steve Grabow, Lumen’s senior vice president of edge computing solutions said in a press release. “We understand what it takes to protect data across edge and cloud environments. We are bringing organizations the right solution with Lumen Data Protect.”

Cybersecurity has been a big focus for Lumen.

Earlier this week, Lumen released a report that put the continuing DDoS risks to enterprises and networks into perspective.

Lumen found that telecommunications providers are particularly threatened. Seventy-four percent of distributed denial of service attacks involved companies in this vertical. That is more than the next four verticals combined.

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