Creating a safe place for your IBM Spectrum Protect® Backups


Vital ransomware protection for IBM Spectrum Protect® backup volumes running within Microsoft® Windows® environments.

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Your Last Line of Defense


Backups should be your insurance policy against Ransomware attacks, providing the ability to restore your production environment to a stable state. It comes as no surprise that sophisticated Malware is now heading straight for your backups and compromising everything there before heading for your live systems.

Blocky for TSM® is especially designed to protect your IBM Spectrum Protect backups by denying any unauthorized data access to application processes that may have breached other security measures such as firewall and anti-virus scanners.

Fast Recovery

Blocky protects backups held on local or SAN attached storage which provides the fastest possible recovery time.

Early Detection

Blocky will alert of any attempt to write to protected backup volumes which can provide essential early warning of malware activity.

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Vital protection for IBM Spectrum Protect® backup volumes running within Microsoft® Windows® environments.

Protecting your Microsoft® IBM Spectrum Protect® environment


IBM Spectrum Protect running within a Microsoft Windows Environment does not have a native immutability function for backup volumes. This is a role that can be very effectively filled with Blocky for TSM®.

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What does Blocky for TSM® protect?

Protected objects include the IBM Spectrum Protect instance folders, storage pools (disk, file, container), database volumes, active & archive logs, and the DRM disaster recovery plan files.

Blocky should be installed on all servers running instances of IBM Spectrum Protect and provides protection for instance folders, storage pools, database volumes and active & archive logs. residing on local disk or mount points over iSCSI/FC SAN LUNs in the case of the server being connected to a SAN fabric.

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Blocky for TSM® was born from the strategic technology partnership formed in 2019 between GRAU DATA GmbH and Cristie Data GmbH.


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FAQ


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Blocky is compatible with all current IBM Spectrum Protect® versions.

Blocky supports Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019.

Please note that only Windows Server operating systems are supported and, for example, the protection function does not work under Windows 10.

IBM Spectrum Protect users should protect their backup volumes with Blocky for TSM. In the event of an encryption attack, the backup will remain intact and enable the infected servers and data to be restored quickly.

Blocky protects Windows NTFS or ReFS volumes and mount points that appear with a drive letter in the Windows Device Manager.

Network-attached storage (NAS devices) have their own security environment and unfortunately cannot be protected via Blocky.

Yes, these volumes must not be used by other applications, for example, as a cache or dump or similar. This use is theoretically possible, but the function of the other applications cannot be guaranteed, since the blocky whitelisting may not identify all DLLs belonging to the application and provide them with a fingerprint.

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