VIKING for Backup - Strategy consulting & solutions for cyber resilient organizations

Go cyber secure: Harden your IT infrastructure against attacks

Both CIOs and IT administrators have one thing in common today: the challenge to go more cyber-resilient. This includes protecting, archiving and restoring data in a ransomware-proof, flexible and scalable design. We provide this know-how all in one hand.

Respond & Recover - remain capable of action

VIKING brings together powerful data protection solutions for greater cyber resilience: creating a strategy for powerful IT architectures and solutions. Cyber Resilience can be achieved with end-to-end solutions. On-premise, hybrid or in the cloud - the VIKING strategy provides you a holistic overview on your data infrastructure.

Cyber Resilience with VIKING

Protect your business processes and data with VIKING. Cyber Resilience is the basic idea underlying the design, based on proven concepts such as the 3-2-1 rule. Enhanced by modern security approaches such as Zero Trust, Hardening and Appliances, Viking offers a suitable solution for all company sizes.


We train your systems and rehearse the worst-case scenario through continuous monitoring, classification, testing and AI-based analysis.


For this purpose, VIKING and our Empalis Cloud serve as a partitioned cyber vault that is protected from unauthorized access.


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VIKING - Backup-Strategie, modular und skalierbar
Tailor your own backup model with VIKING - made to measure

Ranging from strategy development to (complete) solution & service.

Kick off with the Health Check, get instant on-demand service with Empalis Service Plus and increase your cyber resilience by choosing VIKING Appliance, VIKING 365, VIKING Backup Guardian for active cyber protection or with our Backup as a Service Empalis Service Plus.

The Empalis Health Check detects and ranks the security needs in your IT architecture, especially in complex mainframe as well as open systems architectures. 

VIKING strategy consulting is based on the results of these analyses and provides innovative ways to become more cost-efficient and, above all, more cyber-secure at both system levels.

Phase 1 Analysis

Health Check
  • Recording of the current status
  • Check for best practices and fulfillment of agreed SLAs
  • Review of current operating manuals and emergency documentation

Phase 2 Optimization / Redesign


  • Modernisierung der Data Protection Lösung durch Einsatz neuester Technologien/Blueprints
  • Vereinheitlichung, Vereinfachung und Erhöhung der Effizienz
  • Schwerpunkt liegt auf Cyber Resiliency durch Härtung, Automation, Continuous Data Protection und Zero Trust

Phase 3 Staging


  • Pilot implementation of the defined modernized data protection solution
  • Performance and DR testing
  • Update of operating manuals and contingency documentation
  • Training and handover of pilot environment to customer
  • Adaptation of monitoring and reporting
  • Joint approval of the pilot

Phase 4 Run

Realization and operation

  • Implementation of the defined measures throughout all systems
  • Tailored support up to complete operation by Empalis
  • Continuous testing of restores
  • Use of cyber resiliency features such as anomaly detection, ransomware detection, recovery orchestration
  • Improving documentation Development of an Application Driven Backup Strategy
  • KPI based service reviews to ensure service quality

VIKING - Overview Portfolio

Embark on the VIKING strategy today by exploring our offerings: Discover full power in data protection, ransomware protection and cyber resilience with our modular VIKING service packages - out of one hand.

Empalis Health Check

We start the VIKING strategy particularly successfully alongside the Empalis Health Check. Please contact us.


Go to Health Check

Der Empalis Health Check ist der erste Schritt hin zur Optimierung Ihrer IT Backup-Infrastruktur

Empalis Service Plus

Managed service on-demand to full-managed: In combination with VIKING backup solutions, we are offering Empalis Service Plus - this way, you can relax while leaving the management of your backup data in our hands. Please contact us.


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Markus Stumpf

Do you have questions regarding VIKING products and services?

Markus Stumpf, Head of Data Protection Services, Business Development Manager
Phone +49 172 5414567

An excellent data protection solution is more than just a bundle of customized hardware and software

Do you need to backup and restore data from a variety of sources? VIKING incorporates the accumulated experience of our Empalis Consulting team, coupled with excellent hardening of the underlying operating system.
Our included service support ensures that your VIKING solution is configured one-to-one to the customers' specific needs and always runs on the latest versions. This way, you benefit from upgrades also after commissioning.