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Arcserve’s predictions for 2021


Johannesburg, 12 Nov 2020
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Byron Horn-Botha, Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships
Byron Horn-Botha, Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships

Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed Arcserve's ICT predictions for 2021. Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software.

Byron Horn-Botha, Arcserve Southern Africa Lead: Channel and Partnerships, says while these are expectations rather than absolutes, they are important for the SA market because of the wealth of IP and market experience that Arcserve draws on when calculating these estimates.

“Cyber attacks affecting critical infrastructure will become the biggest threat to operations. Moreover, understanding and protecting container data will be crucial,” says Horn-Botha. He adds, most importantly, organisations will need to rethink what and where data needs to be protected.

Arcserve predicts the following as its top picks for 2021 trends:

  • Infrastructure under attack:

Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and industrial control systems are increasing and will become one of the biggest threats to society in the next year, as threat actors look to make their attacks more damaging. These attacks will be more devastating than attacks that solely compromise company data because they have the potential to disrupt critical operations like oil and gas. In 2021, targeting of these industries will be a major threat, so these companies must expand their data protection and security protocols to account for changes to their risk landscape.

  • Container data:

As containers become more widely adopted, the role of data protection companies will also evolve – it will be up to them to show companies how to manage container data and why it’s important to understand where this data lives. In 2021, we can expect to see more partnerships between data protection companies and those using containers to guide implementation and help develop a solid data backup and protection plan for container data.

  • A rethink is needed:

COVID-19 has forced many organisations to take a hard look at their data protection protocols, creating a greater need to protect workspaces that may have previously been deemed “not worth it”, including remote employee devices. Remote work isn’t going away anytime soon, so organisations will need to re-tier their data, systems and applications in line with new vulnerabilities in 2021. More data will also be stored in the cloud than ever before, so companies will need to develop more robust plans that aggregate and protect distributed data. 

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).

For further information: www.arcserve.com

Arcserve

Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Founded in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Our 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 has an active customer base of 43,000 end users in more than 50 countries. The company partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit www.arcserve.com

Editorial contacts
Blain Communications Deirdre Blain (+27) 83 230 5522 D@blaincomms.co.za
Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships Byron Horn-Botha (+27) 11 417 8641 Byron.Horn-Botha@arcserve.com
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