NetBackup and Veritas Appliances Hardening Guide
- Top recommendations to improve your NetBackup and Veritas appliances security posture
- Steps to protect Flex Appliance
- Managing single sign-on (SSO)
- About lockdown mode
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a WORM storage server
- Steps to protect NetBackup Appliance
- About single sign-on (SSO) authentication and authorization
- About authentication using smart cards and digital certificates
- About data encryption
- About forwarding logs to an external server
- Steps to protect NetBackup
- Configure NetBackup for single sign-on (SSO)
- Configure user authentication with smart cards or digital certificates
- Access codes
- Workflow to configure immutable and indelible data
- Add a configuration for an external CMS server
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a NetBackup BYO media server
- About FIPS support in NetBackup
- Workflow for external KMS configuration
- Workflow to configure data-in-transit encryption
- Configure the DTE mode on a client
- How DTE configuration settings work in various NetBackup operations
- Modify the DTE mode on a backup image
- Workflow to use external certificates for NetBackup host communication
- About certificate revocation lists for external CA
- Configuring an external certificate for a clustered primary server
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates for a virtual name
- Configuring a NetBackup host (media server, client, or cluster node) to use an external CA-signed certificate after installation
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates
- ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- How to set up malware scanning
- About backup anomaly detection
Veritas NetBackup and Veritas appliances bring together the power of NetBackup software with state-of-the-art servers and storage technology to create enterprise-class data protection with enhanced ransomware resiliency.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Intelligence channels increasingly show that attackers use stolen credentials to gain unauthorized access to backup software and appliances. The likelihood of a successful attack increases dramatically in the presence of out-of-date software, poor password management practices, generic user IDs, and the lack of multifactor authentication.
Figure: Multi-layered security shows how Veritas products use a multi-layered approach to protect against cyberattacks.
Veritas highly recommends that you take advantage of the security features in our products to bolster your cybersecurity defenses, like multifactor authentication, lockdown mode, and immutability.
Do not put your critical backup data at risk. Follow the steps in this document to improve your NetBackup and Veritas appliances security posture.