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
Implementing an immutable data vault
One of the best ways to safeguard your data is to implement immutable and indelible storage. This type of storage ensures that data cannot be changed, encrypted, or deleted for a determined length of time (or at all). Veritas appliances and NetBackup provide secure and tamper-resistant immutable and indelible storage to protect data backups from being tampered with and from unauthorized access.
Veritas also offers the ability to store immutable data in the cloud on object storage, including Veritas Alta Recovery Vault or with third-party OpenStorage Technology (OST) vendors. Veritas Alta Recovery Vault also creates a separation of duties where Veritas manages the administration of the storage and provides you another layer of isolation from attack.
These features are vital to an effective and a rapid recovery strategy.
With the addition of immutability, Veritas now recommends a new strategy for backups. In the past, the recommendation was a 3-2-1 strategy: three copies of data, two on site on different media, and one copy off site. The current rise in cyber threats calls for an extra "1," creating a 3-2-1+1 strategy: three copies of data, two on site on different media, one copy off site, and one copy that is immutable.
How to configure immutability:
This feature is not currently available for NetBackup Appliance.