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Veritas Alta (TM) SaaS Protection completes IRAP Assessment at PROTECTED Level

Australian government agencies can use the multi-layered data protection solution to back up their SaaS applications like Microsoft M365, protecting cloud-based, critical and sensitive data in an increasingly sophisticated threat environment 

SYDNEY, Aug. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Veritas Technologies, the leader in secure multi-cloud data management, today announced that the Veritas AltaTM SaaS Protection platform has successfully completed the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) at the PROTECTED information classification level, conducted in line with the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Cloud Security Assessment and Authorisation Framework. The platform will enhance cyber resiliency by providing enterprise-wide data protection and management to support organisations using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, such as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce, Slack, and Box.

As the shift towards SaaS continues with the rise of modern ways of working, Veritas sees the need for seamless integration with the leading SaaS business applications to ensure comprehensive and flexible data protection – from a single pane of glass. The latest partnership with Microsoft to enhance cyber resiliency for Microsoft 365 Backup illustrates Veritas’ commitment in delivering a comprehensive and cost-effective data management and protection solution for Australian government agencies in an increasingly sophisticated threat environment.

Pete Murray, managing director of ANZ at Veritas, said: “The common misunderstanding around the cloud responsibility model means that many organisations have not factored in the need for third-party data protection. However, as most cloud service providers are operating on a shared responsibility model, this essentially means organisations must protect and secure their own cloud-based data.” 

Murray added: “The Veritas AltaTM SaaS Protection platform is designed to support these SaaS models with the flexibility to scale up or down, while ensuring simplicity and efficiency in deployment, compliance, and recovery processes. Most importantly, it offers cloud data security and users the assurance that critical data can be recovered with near-zero Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), in the worst-case scenario where a cyber-attack occurs. With the IRAP assessment, Australian organisations, including government agencies, can use the Veritas AltaTM SaaS Protection platform to manage, protect, and recover their critical data successfully in any event.”

The IRAP assessment comes as the latest milestone for Veritas and its portfolio of solutions in secure multi-cloud data management in Australia.

About IRAP

The IRAP provides a security framework to ensure entities can access high-quality security assessment services and assesses the implementation, appropriateness, and effectiveness of a system’s security controls. As an independent assessment conducted using the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), the IRAP is used by government departments or other parties with similar security requirements, to conduct their own risk assessment and authorisation in ensuring that systems are suitable for storing, processing, and communicating sensitive or classified information.

About Veritas

Veritas Technologies is the leader in secure multi-cloud data management. Over 80,000 customers—including 95% of the Fortune 100—rely on Veritas to help ensure the protection, recoverability and compliance of their data. Veritas has a reputation for reliability at scale, which delivers the resilience its customers need against the disruptions threatened by cyberattacks, like ransomware. No other vendor is able to match Veritas’ ability to execute, with support for 800+ data sources, 100+ operating systems and 1,400+ storage targets through a single, unified approach. Powered by Cloud Scale Technology, Veritas is delivering today on its strategy for Autonomous Data Management that reduces operational overhead while delivering greater value. Learn more at veritas.com. Follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc.

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