Commvault Enables Early Threat Detection with Metallic ThreatWise

Commvault, an enterprise leader in data management across on-premises, cloud and SaaS environments, announced the general availability of Metallic ThreatWise data security service, offering early threat detection technologies designed to surface unknown and zero-day threats before they reach their target.

In today’s security landscape, data protection requires earlier visibility before an attack takes place. According to an Enterprise Strategy Group review, only 12 percent of the 100 IT directors surveyed indicated confidence in having the proper tools and necessary location agnostic protection to secure data equally across on-premises and the cloud.

With Metallic ThreatWise, Commvault further defines data security, one of its Intelligent Data Services with an early warning – reducing the risk of data being compromised. Metallic ThreatWise integrates cyber deception to engage and surface threats before bad actors reach their target. Using decoys, this approach baits bad actors into engaging fake resources, proactively spotting threats in production environments and arming businesses with tools to keep data safe from extortion.

Simultaneously, Commvault is investing in machine learning technologies, for data protection and security as demonstrated in its latest platform release, giving customers critical threat detection and added security without compromising performance, wherever their data lives.

With the availability of Metallic ThreatWise and Platform Release 2022E, Commvault offers a set of data security capabilities that give customers peace of mind as they face evolving cyber threats.

“In surveying enterprise IT directors with direct knowledge and influence on their company’s data security strategies, the results we found were eye-opening,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal anaylist and fellow at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “It is very clear that many IT teams do not have adequate tools in place to detect ransomware attacks on production environments early enough in the attack chain to neutralize stealthy cyber-attacks before they cause harm.

“Ransomware has revolved around encryption for a long time, but newer extortion techniques like exfiltration go beyond rapidly spreading malware, and data recovery alone cannot help if sensitive business data is leaked to the dark web,” he said.

“Data recovery is important, but it’s not enough anymore. Attacks gain lateral movement within your organization within two hours. By then it’s game over,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, president and CEO, Commvault. “Commvault has integrated ThreatWise deception IP into the Metallic SaaS portfolio to provide our customers proactive data protection that extends beyond the backup environment and helps them intercept threats before it impacts business.”

Metallic ThreatWise, along with Commvault’s platform update features are available now. To learn more, attend Commvault Connections, to take part in live demos and engage in industry sessions. To get started on your new data protection journey, register here. To learn more, visit