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About Waste Management New Zealand
With over 70 locations and 1600 employees, Waste Management is New Zealand’s leading materials recovery, recycling, and waste management provider. Each year they collect more than 1,000,000 tonnes of waste and recycle over 200,000 tonnes.
Waste Management is continuously innovating and investing in new technology that will move Aotearoa New Zealand towards the circular economy and a carbon zero future.
Waste Management backup a huge amount of data and were concerned about the rising cyber threats in New Zealand.
Their biggest area of concern was the encryption and ransomware attacks that have been bringing companies to their knees around the globe.
They were seeking a solution that would improve protection against these cyber attacks through immutable storage and backup, as well as helping to meet insurance contract terms.
Waste Management already had a Disaster Recovery solution in place which would allow backup recovery to a certain time period if a data breach was identified. However, if the breach was not detected within this time period, the organisation would be severely compromised, facing significant disruption and being unable to perform to capacity resulting in financial losses. To overcome this threat, they required immutability so that data could not be deleted or altered for a pre-determined length of time. Data
immutability provides complete ransomware protection by ensuring data cannot be reencrypted, modified or deleted.
“Everybody is vulnerable, and cyber criminals can get in through the most innocuous way. All it takes is for somebody to click on the wrong link. Even though we’re doing a lot of work around educating our user base, mistakes can still happen. That’s where Indelible gives us that extra layer of security,” said Tim Felton, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Waste Management New Zealand.
With the recent Indelible innovation, Softsource vBridge was able to meet Waste Management’s number one requirement—immutability—in an infinitely scalable solution. This protects business critical data by allowing the company to write backups to the cloud that cannot be re-encrypted, modified, or deleted for a set period of time.
Indelible can be connected to a businesses’ existing IT infrastructure, making the implementation process fast. And since Waste Management already has Softsource vBridge backups in place, the project was completed within a matter of weeks.