Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced that Finnish sporting goods company Amer Sports is saving time and money while meeting global data privacy and protection requirements after implementing Druva inSync for global endpoint data protection. Amer Sports, a global enterprise with 7,600 employees in 150 locations, needed an endpoint data protection solution for managing global data access and compliance. The international company, with operations in multiple countries, must comply with various data privacy regulations, from data residency to data access and device tracking, while also managing corporate and personal data risk. Amer Sports faced the challenge of making data accessible from any location while meeting geo-specific compliance regulations. Enter Druva inSync.
“We wanted a reliable backup solution and we wanted to be able to manage the data, but we didn’t want to deal with all the operating behind it. The cloud makes a lot of things around client backups much easier,” said Alexander Lohr, IT Security Consultant, Department of Governance, Risk and Compliance, Amer Sports. “We surveyed our users and we had one response that said ‘Druva has saved me now twice, the first time when my laptop was stolen and then a second time when I accidently deleted some files permanently from my hard drive.’ We estimate that we’ve saved about €50,000 over the last six months in data loss and recovery costs thanks to Druva.”
Amer Sports, which includes internationally recognized brands such as Salomon, Wilson and Atomic, faces multiple countries’ strict data residency laws. Some regions require all employee data to remain confidential and private, while other countries require all data to be available for possible legal or compliance matters. Amer Sports deployed Druva inSync globally while selecting three separate AWS regions to store their data. Since Druva inSync supports regional administration, Amer Sports was able to assign administrators within each region, allowing them to comply with local data laws. The company also uses inSync’s privacy controls to meet other regional data protection needs.
“Today’s enterprises are tasked with meeting multiple regional privacy, data protection and data residency requirements. Meanwhile, the mobile workforce brings a new set of challenges to managing and protecting sensitive information as well as adhering to corporate data policies, industry data regulations and legal mandates,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. “We are thrilled to partner with Amer Sports to empower mobile workers –- making information easily available in or out of the office — while enabling the company to meet the many global data requirements and privacy standards.”
Druva inSync’s cloud capabilities power Amer Sports’ global data protection solution with the following features:
- Comprehensive privacy capabilities allow Amer Sports to define settings by user, region, and role, enabling the company to meet complicated and often conflicting data privacy laws across the globe.
- Multiple storage region support gives the Amer Sports IT team the ability to make data storage decisions based on regional requirements and not infrastructure limitations.
- Unified administration console enables IT to manage all aspects of global backup, availability, and privacy from a single dashboard.
- Ease of use means users can restore their own data, reducing help desk tickets and lost work time, as well as easily access their data from any device.
Amer Sports employees can access their data via the inSync mobile app, while also restoring their own data in the event of a data loss, saving both time and money in the process. Since deploying Druva inSync, Amer Sports has reported a 63 percent reduction in storage due to global deduplication and €2,000 savings per data loss and recovery incident.
Read more about Amer Sports’ use of Druva in its online case study, or if you would like to learn more about how organizations of all sizes and from all different industries are leveraging Druva inSync, please visit www.druva.com/customers.
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About Amer Sports
Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. The company’s technically advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).
Stacey Collins Burbach