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Cobalt Iron extends data protection SaaS tool's capabilities

Cyber Shield, an extension of Cobalt Iron's Adaptive Data Protection SaaS, uses automation and analytics to identify and contain cyberattacks.

Cobalt Iron, a cloud-based data protection and backup vendor, this week rolled out a new feature in its Adaptive Data Protection SaaS tool, aimed at improving data security and cyberattack prevention.

The addition, called Cyber Shield, is intended to identify and contain cyberattacks by locking down data access control while saving companies the cost of adding new security measures. The software includes functions such as data access control, data security, ransomware detection and ransomware responsiveness, which are intended to provide quick response to threats as well as recovery functions to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, the company said.

Cobalt Iron's update comes amidst the industry's shift in security investments from threat prevention to threat detection and as enterprises are facing more complicated cyberattacks. Gartner recently identified expanding capabilities for security operation centers as one of its top priorities for enterprises in 2019.

Cobalt Iron said Cyber Shield is available now with no added cost as a part of Cobalt Iron's Adaptive Data Protection SaaS, and does not require additional equipment, software or licenses.

Competitors in the cloud-based data protection market includes Symantec, McAfee and Druva. Symantec's Cloud Data Protection claims to enable organizations to use cloud applications such as and ServiceNow and secure sensitive data while complying with data privacy regulations. McAfee MVISION Cloud Encrypt can block downloads of corporate data to personal devices and provide sensitive data encryption, which is inaccessible to any third party, according to the company. Druva promises lower costs due to elimination of onsite hardware and software and offers a free trial of its products and pay-as-you-go pricing.

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