DCN July 2017 - Page 7

industry news Druva Releases Annual Enterprise Ransomware Report Comtec Group Acquires a Significant Shareholding in CHH CoNeX Comtec Group (International) has acquired a significant shareholding in CHH CoNeX Limited, Birmingham. Both companies operate predominantly in the Telecom sector. The capabilities CHH possess are a great complement to the Comtec Group offering. In particular their rack and cabinet fully managed integration solutions offering collaborative design and development, prototype manufacture and review, and certified testing. Specific growth and profitability targets have been agreed for CHH with the ultimate aim that it joins the Comtec Group on a wholly owned basis within three years. During this period CHH will continue to operate as a separate company run by its existing management team. Tim Hughes, CHH managing director and John Archer, Comtec executive chairman will lead the joint market strategy. The Comtec Group has a plan to grow to £100m sales by 2020. The addition of CHH will yield a combined sales figure close to £60m for the calendar year 2017, putting it well on track towards this target. For further information visit: www.comtecdirect.co.uk Druva has announced the results of its first annual Ransomware Report. The report reveals ransomware as the great equaliser, a ubiquitous global threat affecting enterprises large and small and devices of all types. With over 800 companies participating, the report uncovered that over 80 per cent of respondents reported ransomware attacks are on the rise and that half of businesses hit by ransomware were attacked multiple times. The findings within the 2017 Druva Ransomware Report revealed the following: Multiple attacks are likely: Nearly 50 per cent of organisations that have experienced a ransomware attack are the victim of multiple attacks. Not just end points anymore: Once thought to be contained to end points and/or end users, the 2017 survey findings point to 33 per cent of ransomware attacks targeting servers Ransomware attacks spread: According to those surveyed, 70 per cent of attacks spread to multiple devices Blind to size and location: Enterprises are equally impacted regardless of company size, device type or location of data. More is more: 82 per cent of survey respondents reported a rise in the rate of attacks. Planning with purpose: Eight out of 10 times, organisations rely on backup to restore and recover crucial data after an attack. For further information visit: www.druva.com/solutions/ endpoint-ediscovery Challenging the Edge: The “Data Centre in a Box” concept enables equipment to be deployed in non-traditional Data Centre environments. „ „ „ „ IT INFRASTRUCTURE TS-IT rack platform Demand-orientated climate control System monitoring Intelligent power rails SOFTWARE & SERVICES