OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada — HubStor Inc. enhanced its cloud-integrated file system archiving on Microsoft Azure by adding complete security synchronization for all data archived to the cloud from network file servers, supporting both CIFS and NFS-based storage.

The enhanced permissions synchronization feature helps customers by removing any requirement to manage a second set of permissions in the cloud. HubStor automatically synchronizes “allow” and “deny” permissions for users and groups at both folder and item levels. This includes complete synchronization of permissions inheritance and full group expansions to any level. Coupled with automatic directory synchronization, HubStor provides a seamless identity and access experience to organizations that need to cost-efficiently archive unstructured data to the cloud for compliance, data protection, and storage cost reduction.

“Cloud storage security is a major concern for many IT leaders,” said Greg Campbell, CTO, HubStor. “By providing a seamless and ongoing security synchronization of file server permissions to cloud archive storage, coupled with directory synchronization, our clients avoid security issues that come from managing authorization and identities in two places.”

Through HubStor, organizations can now leverage Microsoft Azure as the cloud extension to their primary storage knowing that the security around user access to data in the cloud precisely reflects the security found in the original network storage. HubStor’s eDiscovery search and data management policy features also make use of the synchronized security for custodian-scoped searches, as well as retention, legal hold, and indexing policies that use data owners, users, and groups as criteria.

HubStor’s enhanced permissions synchronization of enterprise file systems is available now for all clients of the service.