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Model9 Shield

Protect your mainframe data from cyber threats

Model9 Shield provides an industry-leading solution for mainframe cyber threat protection and business resumption that enables z/OS customers to create highly secure, off-platform backup copies of both disk and tape mainframe data - and quickly recover it in case of an attack – all at minimal cost.
Create Air Gapped Copies of Mainframe Data

Model9 works with its partners to create immutable copies of mainframe data either On-premises or in the cloud, send backups of  mainframe data to object storage that can be air-gapped, and provide a resilient bare metal recovery that allows standalone recovery from anywhere.

More Security and Improved RPO

When Model9 Shield is combined with storage snapshot technologies, it can also improve RPO by enabling multiple, consistent recovery points without having to expand existing mainframe DASD capacity.

Recover Data at Any Location

Model9 Shield supports standalone restore directly from any storage attached to the network, both on-premises or in the cloud, providing fast data recovery at any location – without relying on an existing mainframe operating system.

Transforming Power

Model9’s patented technology uses DFDSS as the data mover to create data set backups and full-volume dumps directly on any storage attached to the network, either on-premises or in the cloud. Using pervasive immutable (WORM) storage solutions as the target for backups ensures that all copies are protected and cannot be tampered with.

Fully Encrypted Data Transfer

All data is compressed before leaving the mainframe, and end-to-end encryption can be applied for even more enhanced data protection.

Protect Your Mainframe Tape Data

It’s common for mainframe applications to bypass writing data to disk by directly writing it to VTL  But traditional backup software does not backup the application data on VTL,  forcing it to function as the primary and only copy of the data. Because the VTL is continuously accessible from the mainframe host, it remains vulnerable to cyber attack or logical data corruption. Model9 can also backup data on tape to secured storage, not only disk.

Solution Benefits
Supports standalone (bare metal) recovery from the cloud using multiple data paths.
Air-gapped data protection
Backup tape directly to cloud storage without requiring interim DASD space
Support disk and tape data backup
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