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Arcserve enhances key ransomware defence solution

Arcserve Backup 19 offers broad platform support and improved performance; tape air gapping gives last line of defence against cyber attacks.

Johannesburg, 11 Apr 2022
Byron Horn-Botha, business unit head for Arcserve Southern Africa.
Byron Horn-Botha, business unit head for Arcserve Southern Africa.

Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed that Arcserve, the world's leading ransomware protection and data resilience provider, has announced the availability of Arcserve Backup 19, an enhanced version of its widely adopted tape air gapping solution. Arcserve Backup 19 delivers improved performance, security and reliability over previous releases. Arcserve Backup 19 air gapping technology provides a critical last line of defence by physically disconnecting digital assets from network connections as part of a comprehensive data and ransomware protection strategy.

The Arcserve Backup 19 solution has been migrated to a newer development platform to improve performance and reliability. Security has also been strengthened with enhancements, including FIPS compliant secure communication updates and crypto libraries for customers demanding military-grade encryption.

Arcserve Backup 19 now certifies and adds broad and deep support for the most popular platforms deployed in customer environments. This includes compatibility with Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2022 Hyper-V, SharePoint Server 2019, Oracle Database 19c on IBM AIX, Solaris and HP-UX, AlmaLinux 8.x, Rocky Linux 8.x, FreeBSD 13.x, macOS Catalina (version 10.15.x), Debian 11.x, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x for IBM Z (Mainframe), Default Arcserve Backup Database (ASDB) upgraded from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Express to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express.

Byron Horn-Botha, Business Unit Head, Arcserve Southern Africa, says: "Tape air gapping is emerging as the most important 'last line of defence' from ransomware attacks. While most vendors don't handle tape due to its complexity, Arcserve has been leading the market with this technology for decades. This gives us the unique ability to provide customers with a complete 3-2-1-1 ransomware defence and recovery solution, including on-premises, immutable storage, cloud services and tape backup."

Arcserve has led the market in tape-based data protection for decades. With over 60 certified vendors, the company offers the broadest and deepest support for tape-based media. 


Arcserve Southern Africa

Arcserve Southern Africa is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is the sole sub-Saharan Africa representative of US global corporation, Arcserve, a leading provider of data protection and recovery software. Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve’s new unified architecture, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console.

Arcserve Southern Africa territories include: South Africa; Nigeria; East Africa and the South African Development Community (SADC).

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Arcserve, a global top 5 data protection vendor, and unified data resilience platform solution provider, offers the broadest set of best-in-class solutions to manage, protect, and recover all data workloads, from SMB to enterprise and regardless of location or complexity. Arcserve solutions eliminate complexity while bringing best-in-class, cost-effective, agile, and massively scalable data protection and certainty across all data environments. This includes on-prem, off-prem (including DRaaS, BaaS, and Cloud-to-Cloud), hyper-converged, and edge infrastructures. The company's nearly three decades of award-winning IP, plus a continuous focus on innovation, means that partners and customers, including MSPs, VARs, LARs, and end-users, are assured of the fastest route to next-generation data workloads and infrastructures. A 100% channel-centric organization, Arcserve has a presence in over 150 countries, with 19,000 channel partners helping to protect 235,000 customers' critical data assets. Explore more at and follow Arcserve on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Editorial contacts

Deirdre Blain
Blain Communications
(+27) 83 230 5522
Byron Horn-Botha
Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships
(+27) 11 417 8641