Today, almost every aspect of our lives revolves around and is influenced by data. Various entities collect, analyse, and, more importantly, store our personal data, such as our names, home and IP addresses, and credit card numbers. This phenomenon was further confirmed by the 2020 UK Business Data Survey, which showed that 81% of businesses handle digitised personal and non-personal data from employees and customers alike. As these businesses expand, the use of data increases as well.by
One of the security and productivity features that the File Fabric ships with is secure link sharing. This feature works with any of the 60+ on-premises and on-cloud storage solutions that the File Fabric supports, including SMB file style storage and object storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure, Google, or other S3 compatible Object Storage such as Cloudian Hyperstore.by
Collaborating with external partners and clients in a secure way is a key issue for most companies at the moment. In the case of the company subject to our last case study, they needed fluid access to brand materials for planning, marketing, and sales purposes.
See how the Enterprise File Fabric solved the collaboration challenges of a Global Footwear Firm.by
As remote working settles into becoming more and more of a reality for many companies our experience is that many companies wish to facilitate direct end user access to Amazon’s Simple Object Storage, Amazon S3.
The reasons they want to do this are:
Pandemic-driven increases in work from home initiatives along with incidents such as the recent Solar Winds data breach have increased the security imperative for data auditing.
Access to structured data is, for the most part, audited via database logs and application audit trails. On the other hand, for access to unstructured data, the fastest growing component of corporate data, there exists little to no unified access logging. This problem is compounded because organizations of even moderate size typically deploy storage across multiple data platforms – on premises NAS and windows filers, cloud applications such as MS OneDrive, Google Drive, SharePoint and, DropBox, to native cloud data stores as S3, Azure and GCP.by
The core focus of the Enterprise File Fabric is providing multi-cloud content collaboration with strong cybersecurity and compliance protection for a company’s entire date state, whether that is file or object storage; and whether that is stored on-premises or on-cloud.
Having employees outside the office working and accessing data from different locations, this year more than ever it was crucial for companies to feel their data was secured.
Remote Working, or working on the move can often be the weak point of document compliance, but the File Fabric Apps and best-of-breed integrations mean that end user workflows remain the same and policy and compliance enforcement is unchanged.
Here’s a recap of the remote cybersecurity features that were reinforced within the Enterprise File Fabric this year:by
With employees working increasingly from home corporate IT and CISO’s are increasingly focused on how they can improve upon data security and privacy for end users. The below tips are not new but they should server as a means to focus on what may be required for organizational change in the new hybrid work culture:
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How Organizations treat data privacy has never been under more scrutiny and there have been various legislation changes to protect data consumers including, initially, The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and more recently the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
The CCPA became law on Jan 1st 2020 becoming the first, but unlikely to be the last, data privacy law to be enacted in the United States. It is a state rather than federal law but it requires any company that manages the data of California citizens to comply with the CCPA terms and definitions.by
As, post Covid-19, more companies evaluate a ‘cloud first’ strategy and open up Object Storage access to end users, in addition to other strategic use cases, there are five things that Companies should check when assessing their access vendor of choice:by
Metadata is in basic terms, data about other data. We can think of Metadata is similar to an iceberg, on the surface is what is visible ie. the file with basic information such as time, date etc, but beneath the surface is a wealth of valuable data which can make finding and working with certain types of data easier.by
The Enterprise File Fabric’s Secure Data Management solution is a powerful way to enable sharing and collaboration on company documents with other company team members using existing company storage resources, whether that is on -cloud or on-premises. Additionally, secure link sharing provides an audited compliant way for users to provide password protected links to people outside of a company. However, what about when users want to easily invite people external to a company to securely share and collaborate on documents?by
The Enterprise File Fabric™ has a very good internal authentication system. It uses a strong one way hash function, salts the passwords before it hashes them, and stores the hash values and not the passwords. If the File Fabric was the only asset for which an enterprise required access control, then there would be no need for additional authentication options.by