TORONTO, ON – February 5, 2019 — / — Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 today announced that the company has been recognized as a finalist in two categories of the 2018 Storage Magazine / Product of the Year Awards. The company’s leadership placement in both the Backup and DR Software and Backup and DR Hardware categories is attributed to new capabilities that include powerful ransomware Attack-Loop prevention and comprehensive GDPR compliance features.

The top products considered in the backup and disaster recovery (DR) software and services category include backup and recovery software, cloud backup and recovery services, DR, snapshot and replication software, electronic vaulting and archiving software. Products compared in the hardware category include stand-alone disk and tape systems, backup software integrated with hardware appliances and gateway appliances for cloud backup and replication. Asigra was named in both categories for both its software and integrated TrueNAS backup appliance.

According to the editors of Storage Magazine and, “Version 14 of Asigra Cloud Backup software focuses on what the longtime vendor calls the ransomware Attack-Loop, which infiltrates backups and stays dormant until data is recovered following an attack. Asigra integrates anti-ransomware technology in the data backup and restore streams and uses bi-directional malware detection. The data backup and recovery tool also features GDPR compliance tools and Office 365 data protection.”

Malware coders developed new ransomware strands that incorporate an Attack-Loop that is placed within a victim’s system for a period of time, infiltrating backups and infecting the backup set. At a set point in time in what could be many months, the virus detonates and encrypts the victim’s data, requiring the company to pay a ransom to get the data back. Asigra provides the first and only solution to prevent the tampering or destruction of backup data.

Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved is version 14 of the company’s software, converging data protection and IT security for effective malware detection for safe, secure and reliable backup and data recovery. The enhanced platform includes the industry’s first zero-day Attack-Loop preventative technology using bi-directional malware detection, zero-day exploit protection, variable repository naming, and two-factor authentication (2FA) for a full defensive suite against advanced ransomware and other cyber-attacks on backup data.

“Asigra delivers the most effective anti-ransomware solution in the industry for backup data using several layered techniques to prevent ransomware from entering or leaving the backup set,” said David Farajun, CEO, Asigra. “We are elated that the experts at Storage Magazine/ agree with us and appreciate this recognition as a top award contender for our focus on this important issue.”

For more information about the Storage Magazine/ 2018 Product of the Year awards and a complete list of finalists, visit:

    • TechTarget Backup and DR Software and Services Product of the Year Award Finalists

    • TechTarget Backup and DR Hardware Product of the Year Award Finalists

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About Asigra
Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to quickly recover their data from anywhere through a global network of IT service providers who deliver Cloud Backup Evolved as either public, private and/or hybrid solutions. As the industry’s most comprehensive data protection platform for servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, and eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository with 100% recovery assurance. The company has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. More information on Asigra can be found at

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