Druva Extends Leading Endpoint Availability and Governance Solution to Cloud Data with Microsoft Office 365 Integration

  • Data
  • 16.06.2015 01:00 am
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 centralised 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-centre 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 organisations 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 centralised 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 organisation 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 organisations 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 organisations 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 organisation 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 organisations 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 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

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