A much awaited feature request is coming to Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV 5.1. This will require Veeam Backup and Replication 12.1. It is the ability to scan backups with SureBackup. This will not be the full blown version like the vSphere edition with Data Labs capabilities but it is a good start. The need to protect your restore points from malware and ransomware attacks it a must. Customers can no longer wait for an infection to happen. As you see in the headlines when attacks happen, these could have already been dormant in the company for some time. I heard this time and time again. It just takes one time for a bad actor to be successful but you have to be correct one hundred percent of the time. SureBackup allows for scanning backups utilizing your antivirus software or Yara rules. If you search google this is what you will find as a definition for Yara - Yet Another Ridiculous Acronym. Veeam Data Platform 12.1 will bring radical resilience to assist in a time of need. If you are currently running prior versions of VBN AHV this will be an upgrade that pays dividends. Data Protection is key and being able to restore data when it is needed the most will help you be the hero for your organization. Please see screenshots to see SureBackup scan utilizing Yara rule and antivirus program.
Figure 1 - Selected the AHV backup you want to scan.
Figure 2 - Select your scan option and scan engine type.
Figure 4 - Scan using antivirus engine.