Kasten by Veeam announced the availability of the new Kasten K10 v4.0, its award-winning, Kubernetes data management platform. With unparalleled ease of use, end-to-end security, and a rich ecosystem of support across the entire application stack, the latest version of Kasten K10 is the most complete enterprise data management solution to date. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, Kasten K10 v4.0 delivers the industry’s first Kubernetes native ransomware protection capabilities, providing much-needed immutability against ransomware attacks.
“Ransomware is one of the most pressing enterprise issues. The most conservative estimates put global ransomware losses upward of $20 billion in 2020. These attacks increasingly target Kubernetes users since container adoption has become a prerequisite for IT modernization and digital transformation,” said Niraj Tolia, President and General Manager, Kasten by Veeam. “Malicious actors know that rapid development, gaps in install, and ongoing backup and operations issues can be easy threat vectors for ransomware. The new ransomware data protection capabilities in Kasten K10 plug these gaps, providing an extremely effective defense against ransomware attacks in Kubernetes environments.”
The capabilities introduced in the new Kasten K10 v4.0 underscore Kasten’s dedication to Kubernetes users, integrating cloud-native architecture principles and hardened security capabilities into a Kubernetes-native platform that delivers continuous environment and performance optimization. Kasten K10 v4.0 is the company’s most significant update to its Kubernetes data management platform since its acquisition by Veeam, enabling DevOps and PlatformOps teams to effectively address the threat of ransomware in containerized environments. Kasten K10 v4.0 also includes a number of new partnership certifications and enhanced support for more data services. Additionally, the updated platform introduces several enhancements for ease of use that refines multi-cluster support with advanced automation capabilities for simplified backup and restores.
Key new features include:
- Kubernetes data protection to make immutability possible for protection against ransomware, malicious insider attacks, or accidental deletions
Ease of Use:
- Application-centric policies enabling authorized users to create Kasten K10 policies in an application’s namespace for protecting only that specific application
Expanded Ecosystem Support:
- Rich ecosystem integrations with support for HPE Ezmeral Container Platform, Nutanix Karbon, Red Hat OpenShift, Microsoft Azure Stack, and backup to NFS targets
“Evaluator Group research shows that cybersecurity and data protection has received a significant increase in attention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in large part because ransomware attacks continue to become more frequent and more sophisticated,” said Krista Macomber, Senior Analyst, Evaluator Group. “Protecting against these types of attacks as enterprises prepare for their adoption of production and business-critical Kubernetes environments is critical. Capabilities such as those made available in Kasten K10 v4.0 can simplify the process of shoring up Kubernetes environments from ransomware, better positioning customers to avoid gaps in coverage that could lead to extremely costly data loss and downtime.”