As we've all heard by now, critical vulnerabilities in the logging framework Log4j began to make news on Friday, December 10th.
Did any of this affect your Axcient products or services?
No Axcient systems have been compromised.
Axcient partner data continues to be backed up and protected.
Axcient x360 products (Recover, Sync and Cloud) are not vulnerable to CVE-2021-44228. We've validated that our partners on the x360 platform are fully protected.
The majority of Axcient internal and cloud operations have also been validated as not vulnerable. One product update (for BRC appliance versions >= 10.4) has already deployed.
Best practices reminder: Backup appliances should always be on the LAN behind a firewall. They should NOT be directly accessible to the public internet, since they only require outbound connectivity and can function behind a NAT without any inbound port mapping.
New! Early access to Cloud Autoverify for Direct-to-Cloud endpoints
Historically, AutoVerify has been part of the BootVM check operation on all x360Recover appliances. It helps ensure that the recovered backup is healthy - and automatically performs additional operations to ensure the recoverability of the snapshots.
We are now offering early access to Cloud AutoVerify (for Direct-to-Cloud vault endpoints.) Your Axcient-hosted vaults for Direct-to-Cloud endpoints can enjoy all of the functionality of traditional AutoVerify.
x360Recover Manager is being enhanced to report results from both vault-based Cloud AutoVerify as well as appliance-based traditional AutoVerify.
Additional enhancements and hardening for Cloud AutoVerify are planned over the next several x360Recover releases, as we streamline operations to support rollout to 100 percent of Direct-to-Cloud endpoints.
x360Recover has always supported Azure VM backups. And now, D2C for Microsoft Azure skips the local appliance and sends data straight to the cloud, for a flat per-device fee with unlimited storage and retention.