Major Features and Enhancements: Veeam Data Platform v12.1 Release

Veeam, the industry leader in backup solutions, has released its latest update, Veeam Data Platform v12.1. This update delivers exciting new features and improvements that Covenco customers will find invaluable. It focuses on strengthening cybersecurity measures and refining Continuous Data Protection (CDP) capabilities.

This powerful update promises to enhance your data protection strategy significantly.

What’s new in Veeam Data Platform (Veeam 12.1)?

Veeam has introduced robust cyber threat detection mechanisms in the latest release update. Veeam v12.1 incorporates inline malware detection, seamlessly integrating with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.

Key features in Veeam 12.1 include:

  • Inline malware detection:
    Employing low-impact entropy analysis to spot ransomware encryption and other malware indicators directly within the backup stream.
  • Suspicious file system activity detection:
    Scanning for known malware file extensions, ransom notes, and identifying suspicious changes in file system activity.
  • Early threat detection:
    Using the Veeam Incident API to notify backup servers of infections, marking restore points created post-infection.
  • Malware recovery:
    Delivering advanced scanning of backups with YARA rules to identify clean restore points, robust threat tracking and event forwarding to SIEM systems.

These enhancements ensure rapid threat detection and recovery, enabling faster response times and protection against the possibility of malware reinfection.


Our perspective: Cyberthreat detection and continuous data protection enhancements in Veeam 12.1

Implementing cyber threat detection in Veeam Data Platform v12.1 marks a pivotal advancement. Inline detection during backups or in real-time, coupled with integration with EDR tools and SIEM systems, ensures a clean backup stream for recovery.

Notable features such as inline detection for malware and suspicious file system activity provide enhanced security measures, offering much faster response times. Moreover, advanced malware recovery capabilities further fortify data integrity, with tools like YARA rules scanning ensuring clean restore points and robust event-based threat tracking.

Furthermore, Veeam 12.1 significantly improves Continuous Data Protection (CDP) capabilities, boasting improved performance and reliability. Notable features include enhanced VM and Virtual Disk support, decreased compute overhead, and functionalities like item-level recovery and automated recoverability testing, ensuring minimal data loss and reliable disaster recovery solutions.

Veeam 12.1: Empowering Covenco’s data management solutions

As a trusted Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP), Covenco is uniquely positioned to leverage the advanced features of Veeam 12.1 for our clients’ benefit:

  • Tailored data protection strategies:
    We leverage Veeam 12.1’s diverse feature set to design bespoke data protection strategies tailored to the unique requirements of our clients, encompassing cloud, backup, and disaster recovery.
  • Enhanced cloud security:
    We extend our data management capabilities seamlessly to cloud environments, guaranteeing our client’s data security and availability with Veeam 12.1’s cloud-native backup and inline malware detection.
  • Comprehensive malware defence:
    We strengthen our client’s data defences and safeguard against cyber threats with Veeam 12.1’s advanced malware protection features, including inline malware detection and continuous data protection.

Other highlights

The v12.1 release also delivers a range of other features and enhancements, including:

Backup engine enhancements:
TLS 1.3 readiness, with more robust backup encryption and improved sensitive data protection.

Improvements to backup infrastructure:
Including enhanced scalability of PostgreSQL databases, reduced database load, and improved multipath support for Linux-based VMware backup proxies.

Object storage repositories:
Enhanced performance, governance immutability mode, and a scalable, storage-agnostic architecture.

Agent management:
Centralised management for AIX & Solaris, and deployer service for Linux.

Additionally, Veeam has released updates for Veeam ONE, Veeam Agent for Windows, Veeam Agent for Linux, Veeam Service Provider Console, and more – enhancing their comprehensive suite of solutions for complete data protection. With Veeam Data Platform v12.1, users can expect enhanced security, improved performance, and a seamless backup experience.

Stay tuned for future updates and innovations as Covenco & Veeam continue to lead the way in data protection and management.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is based on the features and enhancements available at the time of release. Please refer to official Veeam documentation for the most up-to-date information.