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The new GFA option could give customers greater speed and flexibility across their architecture, said Randy Kerns, a senior strategist at Evaluator Group.
“It gives customers more choice in addressing their performance needs,” Kerns said.
He noted the version protection is a value-add service, but one that ultimately requires the user’s knowledge to manage effectively. Any cloud storage customers should consider additional tools and data air gaping to fully protect themselves.
“The key is to know when to roll back to,” Kerns said. “This will give customers chances to try multiple points if they don’t know exactly when the attack information was introduced. I would consider it another approach that has promise.”