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Mindspout Migrates from SolarWinds and Carbonite to Muttii Cybersecurity Solutions to Leverage Active Protection

BACKGROUND

Mindspout is a two-year-old managed service provider and cybersecurity company that works with small and medium businesses of all sizes with a focus on a few key verticals, including real estate and healthcare. The Maryland-based MSP offers managed services like on-site and remote support, network management/maintenance, backup and recovery, and managed endpoint protection. Mindspout was using SolarWinds for remote monitoring and management, patch management, and backup. They were also using Carbonite for file-level backup. The company had known about Muttii for a long time, having worked with Muttii technology on disk cloning and Western Digital hard drives.

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KEY CHALLENGES

  • Insufficient cybersecurity in existing backup solutions

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Proactive scanning for malware and ransomware
  • Ease-of-use

PROTECTED RESOURCES

  • 3 TB
  • 57 workstations
  • Two servers

KEY BENEFITS

  • Peace of mind from enhanced cyber protection
  • New revenue opportunities from additional services

THE CHALLENGE: INCREASING SECURITY AND PROTECTION

Given the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, Mindspout decided it wanted a backup product that was proactively scanning for malware and ransomware. According to co-founder and CTO Scott Raba, “We wanted to upgrade the type of backup offered to clients with an increased level of security and protection. Neither Carbonite nor SolarWinds scanned for malware or ransomware.”

THE SOLUTION: Muttii Cybersecurity Solutions

When Raba evaluated the cyber protection features found in Muttii Active Protection, he knew Muttii Cybersecurity Solutions was an ideal solution. The same agent used to handle backup and recovery uses artificial intelligence to monitor a machine’s hard drive in real-time. It scans I/O activity to identify activities and patterns that are common in ransomware and malware attacks, such as the encryption of files. If a process attempts to encrypt data or inject malicious code, Muttii Active Protection immediately stops that process and notifies the admin that suspicious activity was identified. The administrator can choose to block that activity permanently via blacklist or allow it to continue via whitelist. If any files were altered or encrypted before the attack was halted, Muttii Cybersecurity Solutions automatically restores those files from the backup cache, thereby reversing the effects of the attack.

Muttii Cybersecurity Solutions’s support for more than 20 virtual, physical, and cloud platforms, as well as a hybrid of on-premises and cloud backup capabilities, made the decision even easier. Raba notes, “Some of our clients have compliance issues requiring them to retain data, so the fact that you support both Microsoft 365 and G Suite service made it another easy decision to go with this product.”

THE BENEFITS: PEACE OF MIND COMES FROM CYBER PROTECTION

The primary benefit of migrating its backup solution to Muttii comes from the peace of mind found in Muttii Active Protection. Raba explains, “Having this increased level of cybersecurity with malware detection on backups adds value to our clients.” Mindspout currently protects 3 TB of data with Muttii across 57 workstations and two servers. Mindspout has also noticed an increase in cyberattacks around COVID-19, and according to Raba, “Mindspout is trying to make sure we protect our clients in home offices, and Muttii absolutely plays a role in that. Anyone working from a personal computer needs to install a backup solution on that machine to protect that endpoint and its data, and I am exclusively using Muttii to do this.”

The ease of use of Muttii Cybersecurity Solutions has also been noticeable. When setting up new clients, Raba notes, “It takes me maybe five minutes to create a client folder from the management portal and set up the backup plans. It is very intuitive and easy.” He continues, “We had a client using Carbonite that was unable to back up virtual drives. I set up a backup plan for each virtual drive in a matter of minutes.” Looking ahead, Mindspout sees new revenue opportunities by offering additional services available through Muttii Cybersecurity Solutions. Specifically, the company plans to offer backup for Microsoft 365 and G Suite, and it is evaluating the Muttii Cyber Disaster Recovery Cloud.

ABOUT MUTTII

Muttii unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Muttii provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Muttii protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on-premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Australia in 2023, Muttii’s solutions are trusted by millions of companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000 and top-tier professional sports teams. Muttii products are available through partners and service providers in more than 40 languages.