Druva has unveiled a set of new capabilities that together comprise a comprehensive data privacy framework to enable businesses to meet growing global privacy demands. The new framework, built on Druva's industry-proven cloud security foundation, addresses often-neglected concerns about corporate and employee data misuse and emerging legal data requirements. 

There is a rapidly increasing data privacy concern around the globe; Germany, France, Russia, Singapore, and others have recently taken steps to ensure the privacy of their citizens' personal information by adopting new data protection regulations. This, combined with existing regulations such as HIPAA and FINRA in the United States has had a sweeping impact on global corporations. These businesses must now adapt their IT infrastructure to support the varied regional requirements or face potential sanctions and/or legal repercussions.

Druva centralizes and controls business data residing on employees' desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones via integrated endpoint backup, data loss prevention, IT-managed file sharing, and data governance controls. Druva continually mirrors end-user data, which enables rapid data recovery for lost or stolen devices, allows remote user access to any file or folder from any device, and supports eDiscovery, compliance and forensics needs.

The new privacy capabilities include geo-defined governance and administration features that ensure data privacy. Druva customers can also delegate storage and data administration rights to regional personnel, enabling global organizations to meet varied regional data privacy requirements within a single cloud solution. This geo-specific capability is critical for global organizations such as those with operations in Germany, whose data protection act mandates stringent employee data regulations, including a ban on data storage outside the country.

The new features complement Druva's use of Amazon Web Services, which recently opened its German region and supports data centers worldwide, as the underlying inSync cloud infrastructure. Druva now supports over 11 regions, which include Germany, GovCloud, Japan, and Australia.

"Securing data is important, but addressing security without enacting appropriate privacy measures leaves data — and companies — vulnerable. Today, more than ever, global organizations must comply with regional data regulations. Privacy concerns are being forced into IT's top priorities. Focusing exclusively on security can compromise privacy, exposing organizations to negative publicity as well as possible legal and regulatory action," said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. "With 70% of new inSync customers now choosing our cloud deployment option, we have developed a rigorous privacy framework to reduce those risks and support their global needs."


This article was originally posted “Druva Announces New Cloud Data Privacy Framework” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.