A Year of Industry Firsts: Druva’s 2015 Product Roadmap Roundup

A Year of Industry Firsts: Druva’s 2015 Product Roadmap Roundup
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The Druva team is getting ready to wrap up another exciting year of product growth and innovation.

In 2015 we accelerated our product investments to deliver ground-breaking solutions that solved some of the most difficult challenges faced by our customers. Endpoint backup is no longer only a tactical product for data recovery, and Gartner affirmed this in last month’s report, Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup.  We hear this from our customers as well, and the vast majority of them now rely on inSync for extended use cases such as eDiscovery enablement or device refresh and OS migration. With our new offerings and capabilities, we are continuing to lead and redefine the market – setting the bar even higher for our competitors.

A quick recap of our marquee innovations in 2015:

Proactive Compliance –  Helps enterprises reduce risk and meet governance and compliance requirements by tracking, monitoring and taking remediatory action on sensitive data such as Personal Healthcare Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Intellectual Property (IP) that may reside on the cloud or end user devices.

Druva’s unique approach to this is enabled by our cloud infrastructure, federated search, auditing, and automated data scanning, allowing enterprises to achieve something that was previously cost-prohibitive and difficult to attain.

Cloud Apps Backup, Archival and GovernanceinSync can now backup data directly from cloud applications like Office 365 and make this data available for a restore in case of data loss. Once again going beyond the conventional backup use case, data from cloud applications can be placed under legal hold for eDiscovery or legal review purposes. inSync can also identify and highlight sensitive data within these applications for visibility and compliance action.

Meeting EDRM, DOJ, SEC standards for data collection and preservation –  A rising number of customers use inSync as a data collection tool for eDiscovery and internal investigations, and the capture, preservation and presentation of metadata attributes for files in a legally admissible manner is extremely important. The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) sets standards and guidelines in the legal eDiscovery and investigations fields. inSync now collects metadata attributes to better determine the origin, context, authenticity, and distribution of data in an EDRM compliant manner while meeting standards established by agencies like the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

FIPS and AWS GovCloud – Earlier this month we announced that inSync was the first FIPS and AWS GovCloud  solution that provides US government agencies and contractors with an endpoint data protection and governance solution that meets FIPS 140-2 encryption and security standards as set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Druva’s FIPS validated modules, in conjunction with AWS GovCloud (US), provides FIPS support at both infrastructure and application level, enabling government agencies to move workloads to cloud while meeting their regulatory and compliance requirements.

Druva on AzureDruva’s new partnership with Microsoft, gives customers even more flexible deployment choices to best meet their data storage, security and regionally-specific regulation requirements.

MSP Management Console and Co-branding Capabilities –Supporting our recently announced PartnerSync Program for MSPs, the new management console provides MSPs with a single pane of glass view into all of their customers, making it easy to administer accounts, create and manage trials, co-brand deployments, and more.

Other key features we released in 2015 include Mobile Forensics, a completely redefined client UI/User Experience for Mac usersand product enhancements to support a new cloud data privacy framework designed to meet the increasing global privacy demands.  But wait, there is more!

In addition, the inSync 5.5 and 5.6 releases were packed with a bunch of features and enhancements aimed at improving the administrative and end-user experience.

This year also marked the third consecutive time that  inSync was ranked #1 by Gartner, further establishing our foothold as the global leader in converged data protection – yet another product achievement of which we are particularly proud.

We have a great product vision and customer validated roadmap heading into 2016! Watch this space for more updates next year.

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Prem Ananthakrishnan

Prem has over 15 years of experience delivering endpoint and security related solutions to enterprise customers. At Druva, Prem heads up the Product Management and User Experience teams and is responsible for defining and driving product vision, strategy and execution. Prior to Druva, Prem has held various leadership positions at companies like AppSense, Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems.

1 Comment

  1. Rhys 11 months ago

    Busy year for your team, Prem. :) Congrats on the releases and on the Gartner rating. Give us a shout in the new year if we can help bring plans like these to the screen.

    Best,
    Rhys

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