Catalogic Software Strengthens Focus on Data Security from Multiple Angles
With the rapid transition to remote-working employees, malicious actors are looking to exploit weaknesses that have been exposed due to reduced IT staffing and the use of personal devices and insecure public and home networks. Businesses are also experiencing an increase in the number of phishing threats aimed at employees to open coronavirus-related messages infected with malware. At the same time, consumers are becoming more aware of these threats, and have higher expectations for the security of their personal information. This means that businesses are facing data privacy questions from these consumers, regarding the collection and disclosure of personal information.
Catalogic Software offers a variety of solutions, each designed to target that data security concern in a different way. These products improve data security by protecting against outside threats, like Ransomware, but also by providing additional data governance/access transparency, data masking for Oracle databases for data reuse, and granular role-based access control for backup and application data.
Ransomware activity is at an all-time high in 2020. Researchers estimate that a business is attacked by a cybercriminal every 11 seconds and expect that damage costs from these attacks will hit around $20 billion by 2021. With so many employees working remotely, accessing networks and critical data from personal devices and potentially flawed VPNs, it is especially important to prevent ransomware threats from accessing business-critical systems.
But data security is not always about protecting your data from outside threats. Consumers’ personal information needs to be secure within your organization, as well. Data governance is the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data in enterprise systems, based on internal data standards and policies that also control data usage. Effective data governance ensures that data is consistent and trustworthy and doesn’t get misused.
Data Security Features
Role-based access controls for the backup data is important, to limit the permissions of users to view/perform certain tasks for specific use cases. SQL DBAs for example, may be granted the ability to run individual SQL-specific backup and restore jobs, but will not have the ability to run any Oracle-based jobs, or make changes to any backup SLA policies.
This feature is available in Catalogic DPX product, our all-purpose backup and restore solution for virtual and physical machines, that can backup to multiple backup destinations like disk, tape, or cloud. This includes its own software-defined backup target that Catalogic developed called vStor. DPX allows for structured role-based access controls to define specific backup users, etc. limiting them in areas that they should not have access to.
Another way that DPX promotes data security is its ability to perform encryption of backup data. This includes encryption for tape drives attached to a NetApp device. With hardware encryption, the tape device encrypts data as it is written to the tape. DPX can also perform disk-level encryption using its vStor appliance mentioned above.
As you can see, Catalogic Software understands that, especially in 2020, protecting you and your customers’ information is a top priority. That is why data security is a major aspect of Catalogic Software’s product portfolio.
DPX is Catalogic’s all-purpose backup and restore appliance. DPX also features role-based access controls, as well as multiple encryption options for backup data.