Why Your Storage Should Address Your Compliance Needs

DataGravity continues to pioneer the convergence of storage and data security/compliance. Defining a new, combined segment presents the challenge of marketing to a new breed – IT professionals who focus on storage and who support data security – as well as speaking a language that communicates features and capabilities that are universally understood by these professionals.

Protection: Storage vs. Security

In the storage world, “data protection” refers to the availability, backup, and recovery of data. Data integrity is protected in the sense that it is backed up on a regular basis, such that if something occurs that may result in the loss of the data, it can be recovered through a granular restoration process. Say the phrase “data protection” to IT professionals responsible for a storage environment, and they think ‘the backing up and restoring of that data.’

On the other hand, say the phrase “data protection” to a data security, compliance, or risk person, and they will have a very different understanding of the very same phrase. A core tenet of virtually all regulatory compliance mandates – and a best practice no matter the company type, size, or industry – is to be able to secure any information deemed confidential or sensitive in nature. This spans the realm from customer data, financial data, and health information, to intellectual property, trade secrets, and more. Understanding where this data resides and ensuring it is only accessible to those who should have access to it is the first step in preventing breaches, ensuring compliance, and maintaining brand integrity.

While the definition of “protection” may vary among IT professionals, everyone can agree both types of protection are imperative. That’s why DataGravity provides both types of protection in a single appliance. The DataGravity Discovery Series offers built-in, near-instant data backup and recovery while also automatically identifying, monitoring and reporting on where confidential and sensitive data is located and who has accessed this data.

From a storage perspective, you can protect data with the speed and simplicity of a snapshot, and the fault isolation, change visibility and restore granularity of a backup. From the data compliance and security perspective, you get actionable information about where your organization is at risk by proactively identifying confidential and sensitive information that may be inappropriately stored or accessed.

Want to protect your data? Whatever your definition, look no further than the DataGravity Discovery Series.

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Perry Dickau

Former Director of Product Management for DataGravity, Perry provided guidance on product direction and development, as well as on technologies, standards, best practices, and industry trends for data governance, risk management, and compliance. He previously served as a product manager at AvePoint and holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering from the University of New Hampshire.