How to discover PII Data on any local or remote Storage

A number of compliance standards hinge on identifying and protecting Personal Information.  This Personal Information can take many forms including Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Sensitive Personal Information (SPI).

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into effect May of 2018, is the newest compliance standard sweeping the industry.  However existing compliance standards such as HIPPA , GLBA and FERPA all require strict controls of personal data. Fines for violating compliance skyrocket with GDPR, so how should Enterprises find and classify existing PII data?

Introducing the PII Scanning and Detection engine for the Enterprise File Fabric…

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Updated: Securing the Enterprise File Fabric with Let’s Encrypt Certificates

While the current technology news cycles are being dominated with Meltdown and Spectre, a security flaw in TLS-SNI has invalidated a simple way of securing free certificates from Let’s Encrypt.

Storage Made Easy recommends all traffic to be secured with encryption.  This post will help new customers obtain a trusted certificate from the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority and instruct existing customers how to switch verification method from TLS-SNI to HTTP based validation.

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How Meltdown and Spectre relate to the Enterprise File Fabric – Patch

A number of critical vulnerabilities have been discovered that affect multiple CPU architectures (CVE-2017-5753CVE-2017-5715, and CVE-2017-5754).  Our analysis shows this vulnerability does not directly affect the SME File Fabric Server.  As best practice, 3rd party software and direct access to the File Fabric where these exploits could be utilized is not supported or recommended.

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How to use the AWS CLI with almost any Storage

  The Amazon S3 API has become the de-facto standard for object storage API access.  As such, many software products adopt the S3 API first.  The Storage Made Easy File Fabric provides an S3 compatible API endpoint for any storage backend.  This means that non-S3 storage providers such as Dropbox, Azure, Google Drive, OneDrive, Sharepoint and others can now be accessed via the S3 API.

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Command Line Interface (CLI) is a command line tool for accessing AWS compatible services.  AWS CLI is one of the most feature rich S3 tools publicly available (Free!!!) .

This article will outline the setup AWS CLI with the SME File Fabric and non-S3 compatible storage providers.

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Introducing M-Stream File Transfer Acceleration

Transferring larger files between storage providers can be painful.  Traditional tools copy one file at a time and do not parallelize data transfers.  Users are frustrated with long wait times and satisfying application use cases become a problem. Storage administrators want to see arrays filling data pipes and hitting vendor throughput claims.

M-Stream, a new feature of the SME Enterprise File Fabric, unlocks the potential in existing Distributed File Systems, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and S3 & Swift API compatible object storage systems. Continue reading →

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Simplifying AWS S3 CLI Usage with Aliases

The Storage Made Easy File Fabric provides an S3 compatible API into any on-premises or on-cloud storage whether the storage provider supports the S3 protocol or not.

The AWS CLI is one of the best opensource tools for working with S3 compatible storage.  When working with storage providers other than Amazon, the commands can get lengthy to type.

Simply access with Aliases in Mac, Windows, and Linux

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