Oceanscan navigates ransomware event with iland Secure DRaaS

After a sophisticated form of ransomware shut down the company’s entire network, it turned to iland Secure DRaaS to adapt and recover.

Oceanscan is using iland Secure DRaaS to keep its business up and running in the wake of a recent ransomware attack.

Oceanscan is a leading international equipment company providing the latest and most advanced technology to the oil and gas, defence, petrochemical, renewables, and nuclear industries. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, and supported by a worldwide network of partner companies, the company is committed to around-the-clock support of its customers.

In late September 2021, a sophisticated strain of ransomware infected Oceanscan’s entire network, encrypting multiple file layers and putting the company at risk of potentially devastating downtime. Oceanscan, an iland customer for nearly a decade, had prepared for this moment and had both iland Secure Cloud DRaaS for Veeam and iland Secure Cloud Backup for Veeam Cloud Connect in place at the time of the attack.

“I cannot stress this enough: We are where we are thanks to the technology and, perhaps most importantly, the people over at iland,” said Sukumar Panchanathan, group IT manager at Oceanscan. “There’s a lot that has to happen in the wake of an attack like this. It’s a tough time. But the iland support team immediately answered our call and we were in a position to recover with just the click of a button. The iland services have been absolutely wonderful. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank the iland support staff enough.”

With the company’s on-premises environment compromised, but its workloads already successfully replicated to the cloud thanks to iland Secure Cloud DRaaS, the Oceanscan team decided to move away from its on-premises production environment entirely following the attack and leverage their cloud-based infrastructure with iland. In the weeks following, Oceanscan was able to seamlessly move from iland DRaaS to iland IaaS within a couple of hours and has been running effectively ever since.

“As the rates of cybercrime continue to rise, companies must prepare for the inevitable ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ when it comes to having the tools, people, and process in place to stay protected,” said Brian Ussher, president and co-founder of iland. “Oceanscan chose iland to provide the security, replication, and failover capabilities needed to ensure the company’s data stayed online and available. Designed exactly for moments like this, iland’s industry-leading disaster recovery technology allowed Oceanscan to failover all its applications, seamlessly and without detrimental delays.”

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