CommVault launches Endpoint Data Protection for mobile
Simpana module designed for ‘mobile workforce’
Storage and data protection company CommVault this week announced the launch of Simpana for Endpoint Data Protection, a solution family designed for the mobile workforce to automate the back up of laptops, desktops and mobile devices.
"With today's mobile workforce increasing their reliance on information saved on local endpoints and outside IT's traditional domain, the need to protect sensitive data residing on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices has become more critical than ever before," the company said in a statement.
CommVault cited a Ponemon Institute study that claims global data breaches have reached an average cost of $3.5m, stemming from lost or unrecoverable data on employee devices. The firm advocated adoption of "centrally managed platforms that can be used to simultaneously address data protection, collaboration, regulatory, and eDiscovery requirements in a secure manner".
Simpana for Endpoint Data Protection is available as a standalone solution and focuses on capabilities for data restore, secure file-sharing and data analytics and reporting.
"We are excited to bring Endpoint Data Protection to market with an expanded new feature set and pricing structure that will give customers flexible options in how they want to tackle the growing challenges and complexities around data management beyond IT's traditional reach," said Rama Kolappan, senior director and head of CommVault's Mobile Business Unit.
"With data breaches continuing to make headlines and wreaking havoc on corporate reputations, our new solution set is able to give organisations the peace of mind of knowing their data is protected, while freeing employees' access to information residing within IT."