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Druva Expands Data Protection Coverage Adding Box, Google Apps and Exchange Online
inSync Extends eDiscovery and Compliance Capabilities to Cloud Applications and Endpoint Data
Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today unveiled expanded data protection coverage for Druva inSync. inSync end-user data sources now include Box, Google Apps for Work (Google Drive, Google Docs and Gmail) and Office 365 (Exchange Online), providing for data collection, recoverability and governance to be managed via a single, integrated platform. Druva inSync efficiently aggregates end-user data, whether it resides on a laptop, mobile device or in cloud applications so that enterprises have better visibility and control of their data. With this new cloud application support, Druva is the only data protection provider enabling enterprises to have a comprehensive view of end-user data, regardless of its source.
Today’s dispersed, decentralized and mobile work environment has resulted in data residing on laptops, mobile devices and in the cloud. As organizations’ data continues to become more dispersed, the challenges of both data visibility and its security become even more demanding. In particular, data governance becomes a chief concern due to the difficulty of adhering to legal and compliance requirements such as those posed by new data privacy regulations. For instance, both the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Privacy Shield require visibility beyond what most organizations have in place today. Centralizing visibility of end-user data and its potential risk helps organizations comply.
“A user-centric approach to data protection and governance is key to a company’s managing data throughout its entire lifecycle, and across, among and between various devices, endpoints and the cloud,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva. “Today’s businesses need a single solution for data availability and corporate governance -- eDiscovery, audit, search and compliance management covering data on cloud apps and endpoints -- and that’s what Druva is delivering. This expanded data protection follows the user, something that is imperative as enterprises make use of new cloud services while working toadhere to data availability and corporate governance policies.”
Druva inSync offers a single access point for viewing, monitoring and managing end-user data without having to manually access separate data sources through disparate solutions. Druva now additionally automates and unifies backup, archival and governance capabilities across multiple cloud applications. inSync’s new Microsoft Exchange Online support helps companies meet their hosted email and message-based governance needs. The new cloud applications support also protects data shared via online file sharing/content management service Box, which Druva has entered into a recent partnership with, and Google Apps, a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software tools that includes Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs.
“The long-expected surge in adoption of cloud office systems has been underway since mid-2014. Very soon, the question facing enterprise collaboration and communications leaders will not be whether to move these workloads to the cloud, but how painful will it be to remain on-premises?” wrote Jeffrey Mann, Research Vice President of Gartner. “Although penetration is far from universal, enterprise cloud office system adoption is becoming mainstream."*
Druva inSync is the top-rated industry analyst endpoint and cloud service data protection solution that integrates secure, scalable, high-performance data collection and recoverability, remote file access, data loss prevention, eDiscovery and automated compliance monitoring. With the addition of the new cloud application support, organizations now have the ability to incorporate their cloud-hosted data for:
- Automated compliance management powered by full text search capabilities and built-in compliance templates (e.g. HIPAA, GLBA, PHI / PII related) to monitor for potential data risks and easily meet data regulations
- Built-in legal hold workflow for eDiscovery to quickly collect and preserve data in place for any organization’s investigative or litigation needs
- Federated search to quickly locate files across the organization and all services
- Tamper-proof Audit trails for providing full data and user tracking for investigation and compliance audits
- Automated compliance alerts based on identified policy infractions enable visibility into latent data risks so they can quickly remediate them
- Forensic-based collection and chain of custody reporting to ensure legal admissibility and remove the risk of spoliation
Pricing and Availability
Druva inSync for Box and Office 365, including OneDrive and Exchange Online, are available today. Google Apps is in limited availability with general availability next month. Cloud Application support is part of the Druva inSync Elite and Elite Plus subscription plans at additional charge.
* Gartner, “Cloud Office Questions Begin the Shift From 'If' to 'When,’” Jeffrey Mann, April 21, 2015
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