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2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 Cyber Secure High-end All Flash Arrays Report Now Available

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DCIG TOP 5 Cyber Secure High-End All Flash Arrays


DCIG IconOMAHA, Neb., (April 18th, 2024) – DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 Cyber Secure High-End All Flash Arrays Report. These DCIG TOP 5 high-performance primary storage arrays afford organizations the best options for serving and protecting the data associated with their most critical workloads. The report is available for free download.

Cyber crimes and data breaches have become an everyday threat for IT professionals. More than 330 publicly disclosed data breaches and cyber attacks occurred in just the first two months of 2024. These developments highlight the need for organizations, especially those that provide criti­cal infrastructure services, to detect and thwart cyber attacks and ensure cyber resiliency— the ability to continue operations after falling victim to an attack. Many companies with crucial business and customer data depend on high-end storage arrays to provide uninter­rupted access to their data. These high-end storage arrays require built-in cyber resilience to keep that data safe and enable quick recovery if data is compromised.

The cyber threat landscape calls for a multi-layered approach to securing data infrastructure. The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Government, promulgated a cybersecurity framework that provides actionable guidance to help organizations manage, reduce, and communicate cybersecurity risks for systems, networks, and other assets that process data.

This report looks at how various features and capabilities of high-end all flash arrays help customers address the six functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0. Those functions are:

  • Govern – how an organization establishes its cybersecurity strategy and cybersecurity supply chain risk management, along with its policies and oversight of that strategy.
  • Identify – how an organization understands assets related to its data, hardware, software, and systems so it can identify, prioritize, and improve risk management strategies and practices.
  • Protect – the ability to secure assets through identity management, authentication, access control, awareness and training, data and platform security, and resilient technology infrastructure.
  • Detect – an organization’s ability to make timely discovery and analysis of anomalies, indicators of compromise, and other potentially adverse events that may indicate a cybersecurity attack is underway.
  • Respond – the ability to contain the impact of a cybersecurity event through incident management, analysis, mitigation, reporting, and communication.
  • Recover – the ability to restore assets and operations affected by a cybersecurity attack, return to normal operations, and enable effective communication during a recovery.

In preparing this report, DCIG evaluated 50 different storage systems based on different features and capabilities. Fourteen of these solutions met DCIG’s criteria for a cyber secure high-end all flash array.

The general feature categories evaluated include:

  • Data immutability
  • Encryption
  • Replication/snapshots
  • Security technologies (FIPS 140, hardware root of trust, multi-factor authentication, multiple roles, multiple approvals)
  • Security information and event management (SIEM) Integration
  • Storage analytics and proactive support
  • Vendor management of arrays (STaaS)

Table of DCIG TOP Cyber-Secure High-End All Flash Arrays - Global EditionBased on these criteria, DCIG awarded the following products a DCIG TOP 5 award for Cyber Secure High-End All Flash Arrays (in alphabetical order):

  • Dell PowerMax 8500
  • Hitachi Vantara Virtual Storage Platform 5600
  • Huawei OceanStor Dorado 18000
  • Infinidat InfiniBox SSA II
  • NetApp AFF/ASA A900

The full DCIG TOP 5 report is available for download immediately at the link below. The full report contains additional details such as:

  • The critical need for cyber secure high-end storage arrays
  • How array features map to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Distinguishing features of the featured solutions
  • A profile of each TOP 5 solution that describes outstanding or distinctive features that helped it earn a spot in the 2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 Cyber Secure High-end All Flash Arrays – Global Edition Report.

Individuals may access the full report at no cost by following the link below.

2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 Cyber Secure High-end All Flash Arrays – Global Edition Report

Other than excerpts published in this announcement, the contents of the 2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 Cyber Secure High-end All Flash Arrays – Global Edition Report are copyrighted and may not be republished without permission.

About DCIG: The Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG) empowers the IT industry with actionable analysis. DCIG analysts provide informed third-party analysis of various cloud, data protection, and data storage technologies. DCIG’s audiences include C-level executives, IT managers, IT professionals, magazine editors, bloggers, analysts, and providers within the IT and cloud service industry.



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