by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Unveils The Industry’s 1st Security Enhanced Converged Appliance

Today Rubrik announced the release of the industry’s first security enhanced Converged Data Management appliance, the r528. Rubrik claims the r528 will provide customers with the ability to deliver complete data protection, encryption at rest and in-flight, and rich data services at a global scale.

Ransomware is a growing problem and everyone is a potential target. With ransomware users lose access to their data and have to pay a ransom to get their data back. One instance of ransomware, Cryptolocker, procured roughly $3 million in ransoms before being taken down. All data is digital and is growing explosively. This only makes new targets for those who make ransomware.

Rubrik is attempting to throw a wrench in the works of those that would make ransomware to infect systems with the r528. This new appliance provides comprehensive encryption and security with the delivery of FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified hardware.  The r528 is populated with self-encrypting drives, both SSDs and HDDs, has flexible key management options, and physical tamper evidence. Rubrik claims that this new appliance has the highest level of FIPS certification in the backup and recovery industry. All of these security options come in a 2U form factor with 2 x86 nodes and is pre-configured with Rubrik Converged Data Management

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited replication
  • Policy-driven management engine
  • Recovery with near-zero RTO and elastic RPO
  • Action-oriented reporting


The Rubrik r528 is available now.

Rubrik’s main site

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