Cameyo teams up with Google to launch business continuity solution for ransomware

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Today, Cameyo and Google announced the release of Cameyo Rapid Recovery, a new rapid recovery business continuity tool designed to help businesses defend against ransomware attacks.

Cameyo Rapid Recovery provides a secure, isolated cloud desktop environment running on Google Cloud, which businesses can instantly switch to if their on-premises environment is attacked.

The service also includes Google Chrome OS Flex, so businesses can migrate compromised Windows and Mac devices to Chrome OS.

This technology gives businesses a solution they can use to maintain employee access to critical data during ransomware attacks, so they can stay productive.

Business continuity: the answer to ransomware?

The launch comes as ransomware attacks increased 105% in the past year. Attackers largely focused on encrypting and exfiltrating critical data assets to gain leverage over victim organizations, forcing them to endure tons of costly downtime and data leaks or pay.

Research shows that many organizations are concerned about double and triple extortion tactics used by cybercriminals, and 74% of IT decision-makers are so concerned about new extortion tactics that they believe ransomware should be considered an issue of national security.

For Cameyo, the answer to these threats lies in giving organizations the business continuity they need to stay productive during outages and remove the power of attackers.

“Whether it’s due to a cyberattack or some other disaster, if an organization’s network is compromised, it should have a business continuity plan in place to help ensure its people can continue to access the applications and data they need to do business. their jobs and keep the business running,” said Cameyo co-founder and CMO Robb Henshaw.

“Cameyo’s Rapid Recovery Service provides organizations with a secure, self-contained environment that’s pre-configured with the apps and data they need to quickly restore access to all their people, safely and securely from any device, even when they’re still on the go. an incident is being investigated and remediated. ”, he added.

The virtual desktop market

Cameyo Rapid Recovery is the newest solution to join the global virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market, which researchers valued at $12.65 billion in 2020 and expects to reach a value of $33.42 billion by 2028. .

The solution competes with other traditional providers of virtual desktops and cloud desktops. One such competitor is Citrix, which was acquired earlier this year for $16.5 billion by Vista and Evergreen/Elliott. Citrix is ​​a desktop as a service (DaaS) solution that works from any cloud or data center.

Another competitor is VMware, which offers a cloud-based desktop-as-a-service solution called Desktone, with a single platform for managing Windows desktops, which reported revenue of $12.85 billion last year.

Although Henshaw says that “the main difference between Cameyo and legacy VDI/DaaS providers is that VDI and [software-as-a-service] SaaS is based on Windows desktop delivery, while Cameyo’s VAD technology offers Windows-independent cloud desktops that reduce the cost, complexity and security issues of Windows-based virtual desktops.”

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