The File Fabric has many features for safeguarding data and we have published articles describing some of them. The point of this brief post, however, is slightly different. Here I want to discuss how the philosophy behind the File Fabric is as important as any individual feature for protecting enterprise data access.by
In a recent post about authentication with the Enterprise File Fabric™ I briefly mentioned authorization and committed to a follow-up post on that topic. This post explains how the the File Fabric’s authorization features are used to manage user access to directories and their contents on the storage that is attached to the File Fabric. As we’ll see, the File Fabric can use the groups that are set up in authentication system to create a unified security structure that spans all storage. Additionally, for some resources, the File Fabric can import and use established user authorizations and also allow the storage’s native access controls to govern users read and write actions.by
Ransomware is one of the most vexing issues confronting information security professionals. Prevention is difficult, recovery is challenging for legal, ethical and practical reasons and the potential negative impact, in terms of both operations and reputation, can be enormous. So far there is no silver bullet for ransomware but there are ways to facilitate quick and palatable recoveries. The File Fabric’s ForeverFile feature is one such way.by
Initiatives to deploy the Enterprise File Fabric™ are often driven by infrastructure managers who need a way to give WFH workers frictionless access to the organisation’s on-premises and on-cloud data. This is great use case for the File Fabric and we endorse it wholeheartedly. At the same time we think it is also important for the enterprise’s information security professionals to understand the File Fabric’s security features, both so they can ensure that the File Fabric’s configuration aligns with the organisations information risk management standards and also so they can realise operational benefits provided by the File Fabric’s rich security oriented feature set as they go about their work of managing information security risk.by
A pre Covid-19 Microsoft commissioned Harvard Business Review research report looks at how the proliferation of corporate data may require global companies to alter their data security, privacy, risk, and compliance policies and it found that:by
As every information security professional knows, constant vigilance is required to ensure that enterprise information is adequately protected. The widespread adoption of cloud and hybrid infrastructures over the past decade have only amplified the requirement, and today’s demand for remote working at scale brings yet another set of challenges.
If you are working to keep your organization’s information safe under these dynamic conditions, it may be helpful to be familiar with the ways that the Enterprise File Fabric™ can be configured to provide and enforce strong protection of data through encryption, both in flight and at rest.by