Veritas Alta SaaS Protection platform awarded IRAP protected classification

Pete Murray, Managing Director of ANZ at Veritas
Pete Murray, Managing Director, ANZ at Veritas

Veritas Technologies, the world-renown secure multi-cloud data management solutions provider, announced that its groundbreaking Veritas AltaTM SaaS Protection platform has successfully completed the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) at the PROTECTED information classification level, conducted in line with the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Cloud Security Assessment and Authorisation Framework.

What does this mean for enterprise clients?

The platform will enhance cyber resiliency by providing enterprise-wide data protection and management to support firms using SaaS solutions, like Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce, Slack, and Box. As the shift towards SaaS continues with the rise of modern ways of working, Veritas sees the need for the integration with the leading SaaS business apps to ensure comprehensive and flexible data protection – from a single pane of glass.

The latest partnership with Microsoft to enhance cyber resiliency for Microsoft 365 Backup shows Veritas’ commitment in delivering a cost-effective data management and protection solution for Australian govt agencies in an increasingly sophisticated threat environment.

What does this mean for Veritas?

Commenting on the IRAP assessment completion, Pete Murray, Managing Director of ANZ at Veritas, said: “The common misunderstanding around the cloud responsibility model means that many Aussie organisations have not factored in the need for third-party data protection. However, as most cloud service providers are operating on a shared responsibility model, this essentially means organisations must protect and secure their own cloud-based data.”

“The Veritas AltaTM SaaS Protection platform is designed to support these Software-as-a-Service models with the flexibility to scale up or down, while ensuring simplicity and efficiency in deployment, compliance, and recovery processes,” Pete Murray further added.

“Most importantly, it offers cloud data security and users the assurance that critical data can be recovered with near-zero Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives, in the worst-case scenario where a cyber-attack occurs. With the IRAP assessment, Australian organisations, including government agencies, can use the Veritas AltaTM SaaS Protection platform to manage, protect, and recover their critical data successfully in any event.”

The Information Security Registered Assessors Program assessment is the latest milestone for Veritas and its portfolio of solutions in secure multi-cloud data management in Australia.