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Druva Extends Leading Endpoint Availability and Governance Solution to Cloud Data with Microsoft Office 365 Integration
Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced integration with Microsoft Office 365, delivering expanded data backup and collection capabilities for the rapidly growing cloud application to ensure enterprise availability and governance. The industry’s first solution to combine user data across laptops, mobile and cloud applications enables enterprises to non-intrusively follow users’ data wherever it resides, rather than be tied to a solitary device. Today’s increasingly mobile enterprise has resulted in a loss of data control. Data on laptops and smart phones as well as within multiple cloud applications translates to increased risk of company data loss and the inability to track, hold or monitor data for regulatory compliance and legal obligations. Druva, with its new Microsoft Office 365 integration, offers a centralized conduit for managing this dispersed data that allows enterprises to adhere to their data availability and corporate governance policies.
"Druva is committed to bringing data-center class availability and governance to the mobile workforce. While the rapid adoption of mobile and cloud technologies has boosted company productivity, it has also made it more difficult for organizations to adhere to corporate data policies, industry data regulations, and legal obligations," said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. "IT must now juggle administrative tasks among multiple disparate, disconnected systems, making companies extremely vulnerable if data is lost, a data breach occurs or litigation-related information is requested."
"We are delighted that Druva is building on Office 365, to combine transaction information from the cloud with on-premises and device data," said Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Group Program Manager in Microsoft’s Office 365 division. "This will provide compliance and security personnel a comprehensive view of how information is being managed and used in the enterprise."
Druva, starting with its Office 365 integration, is opening its data collection capabilities to a wider set of cloud data sources. By extending its top-rated and proven endpoint model to the cloud, enterprises achieve centralized management and control over their users' data, ensuring both end-user productivity and corporate governance needs are met wherever the data is located. Combining these new data sources with Druva's established capabilities for data availability – backup, restore, archival and share – and governance – compliance, search and audit and legal holds/eDiscovery – within a single platform streamlines IT management processes while reducing overall corporate data risks. For example, an organization with a litigation matter can place a legal hold on multiple sources of end-user data and manage the process centrally. Druva's unique approach gives organizations the ability to follow users' data rather than the device on which it resides, allowing a holistic way to ensure data availability and governance.
"Today’s IT organizations are struggling with the administrative and governance challenges created by the spread of data across a range of repositories, like endpoints, cloud services, and remote office servers. The reliance on device-centric tools leaves corporate data siloed, forcing IT to track it throughout the organization via resource-intensive audit processes," said Dave Simpson, Senior Analyst, 451 Group. "By implementing a user-focused approach to data protection, IT is able to work across the data siloes and more effectively manage data through its entire lifecycle regardless of where it is held, gaining insight needed for compliance and legal purposes."
Druva inSync's integration with Microsoft Office 365 gives organizations a single access point for viewing and managing end-user data without having to manually access separate data sources. Druva's integration with Office 365 includes the following features/capabilities:
- Merges data sources and activity feeds to provide a holistic view of end-user data and audit trails across devices and Office 365
- Allows companies to place legal holds on a broad range of data, reducing the amount of time that IT personnel spend manually collecting and managing data
- Provides federated search across endpoint and Office 365 data, identifying files, users, devices, and storage locations of any file for compliance and legal needs, such as legal holds
- Delivers a consolidated view of both endpoint and cloud-based data to help with regulations (HIPAA, SOX) and company policies
Druva inSync for Cloud Applications is currently in limited availability and will be generally available in 30 days at additional charge. To learn more about Druva inSync for Cloud Applications, join data protection expert Jason Buffington, Sr. Analyst at ESG Research, and Druva for a live webinar entitled: "Office 365 and Cloud Data Sprawl: Get Ahead of the Risks to Protect & Govern User Data" on July 9 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT.
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Druva is the leader in converged data protection, bringing data-center class availability and governance to the mobile workforce. With a single dashboard for backup, availability and governance, Druva's award-winning solutions minimize network impact and are transparent to users. As the industry's fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 3,000 global organizations on over 3 million devices. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.