Cloud computing is being widely adopted across many industry sectors. With adoption comes security concerns but there are ways to ensure privacy and prevention of data loss. Cloud computing is experiencing significant growth, with rapid adoption among various regions around the world. By deploying cloud technology most organizations have managed to reduce total cost of ownership, increase flexibility of IT implementation, become more competitive amongst emerging players and meet time-to-market objectives. While cloud based services provide business benefits, there are a few challenges as well. Data residency and data security are key concerns when moving to the cloud.

Cyber-Crime the security threat to enterprises:

Cybercrime is a global problem that’s been dominating the news cycle. It poses a threat to individual security and an even bigger threat to large and small enterprises. Today’s organized cyber-crimes have now large, organized crime rings which function like startups and often employ highly-trained developers who are constantly innovating online attacks. Most companies have preventive security software to stop these types of attacks but no matter how secure we are cybercrime is going to happen. To ensure that your data is save in the cloud you have to choose a cloud based services provider who is efficient in their work.  Cloud Storage Solutions are the safer approach against Cyber threats. Let’s understand what cyber-attacks are and how StoneFly’s SCVM can help you prevent, reduce and eliminate cyber-attack threats which are to your organization?

What are Cyber-Attacks?

In order to understand cyber-attacks in simple words, it is the exploitation of data belonging to any individual or enterprise. It is incorporated with malicious codes to alter the data. This leads to the consequences faced by people who are affected. Types of Cyber Attacks include

  • Malware Attacks
  • Ransomware Attacks
  • Phishing Attacks
  • SQL Injection Attacks (SQLi)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) Attacks
  • Denial-of-Service Attacks
  • Spear Phishing Attacks
  • Whaling Phishing Attacks
  • Brute-Force and Dictionary Attacks

The damages which cyber-attacks incur include:


  • Loss of mission critical data.
  • Business downtime
  • Productivity loss
  • More recovery time
  • Post attack disruption
  • Bad reputation
  • Disruption to regular operations
  • Financial losses


Cyber Attacks Resilience with Stonefly’s Data Protection Strategies:

It is important to have resilience against Cyber-attacks. StoneFly offers enterprise level solutions which provide resilience against Cyber-attacks and deliver backup and disaster recovery for the enterprise.

StoneFly’s SCVM Data Encryption Feature for a Data Protection from Cyber Attacks:

In order to save private data from malicious attacks or hacks, encryption is used. This method is not new. Now we use electronic devices to generate unique encryption algorithms to scramble our data. It is the method by which a plaintext or any type of data is encoded. The encoded data can only be decoded by the person who has the decryption key. This method keeps the data protected. The encrypted data is commonly referred to as the cipher text, while unencrypted data is called plain text. Storage encryption means the use of encryption/decryption for backed-up and archived data, both in transit and on storage media. All products of StoneFly deliver encryption to facilitate data security.

You can use SCVM as a:

  • Cloud Storage Gateway, you can enjoy enterprise-class NAS/SAN with Stonefly SCVM, combining access to on-premises and public cloud storage.
  • Enterprise NAS Storage, create NAS in the cloud and share access with multiple hosts with multiple data services like Online volume migration, Encryption, Snapshots, Unlimited storage volume creations, Active Directory Integration and many more.
  • Enterprise SAN in the Cloud (Cloud Block Storage), create SAN volumes in the cloud with multiple data services like deduplication, encryption, Snapshot and much more with 10x faster performance.
  • SAN + NAS in the Cloud, create iSCSI targets on the cloud and assign them to hosts or create NAS in the cloud and share access with multiple hosts.

In the case of Cyber-attacks the SCVM™ disconnects the disks automatically on which data is backed up and thus this prevents the damage, corruption or exploitation of data which you have. StoneFly provides you cloud based services which ensure data security. It provides you with customized solution which allows you to have data storage and data recoverability in a secure way.