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Bethesda Ministries Moves To Cloud Data Protection and Governance With Druva
Not-for-profit ensures HIPAA and PCI DSS rules followed while protecting and governing end-user data across multiple organizations
Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced that Bethesda Ministries has implemented Druva inSync for cloud-based data protection of employee data residing on all laptops and mobile devices. Using inSync, the Bethesda Ministries IT team can now ensure that all data created by employees is securely protected as well as meeting each user’s specific data management and compliance needs.
Bethesda Ministries is a not-for-profit organization that runs real estate services, senior living locations and radio stations across the US, donating all income to the charity One Child Matters, which helps children in poverty-stricken areas around the world. The organization’s IT team provides services to each unit and has a very diverse set of data compliance rules that different user groups have to adhere to. A previous endpoint data protection solution that was in place did not work for devices that were mobile and only limited sets of data could be protected. Druva was chosen to provide a simple and efficient way to protect data across the different groups.
“We wanted to manage data across the organization more efficiently, as well as following the various data security and compliance mandates that were in place. Using Druva inSync, we can ensure that specific data protection rules within the likes of HIPAA and PCI DSS are followed, while we can also provide better data protection and recovery for all employees,” commented Peter Beringer, Systems Engineer I at Bethesda Ministries. “The move to a new system based on the public cloud meant that we could meet our availability and reliability goals, while the Druva management console made it simple to administer the implementation.”
Bethesda Ministries operates as a not-for-profit organization, with any income above business expenses given to charity. The organization’s spread of activities means that the central IT team has multiple data protection and security regulations to deal with around sensitive data, ranging from medical information through to financial data covered by PCI DSS. Each team or user group therefore has its own data protection requirements that are covered by Druva.
In addition, the new implementation allows Bethesda Ministries to provide more useful services to employees such as secure file sharing and file recovery through to improved governance and audit capabilities across data held on mobile endpoints. Automated legal hold processes can be implemented to collect and preserve any data that might be required in a HR issue, potentially saving days of manual work.
“Organizations of all kinds are embracing the cloud to more easily and effectively protect their data, even sensitive data such as PHI that is governed by HIPAA rules. However, it’s important to recognize that there is no “one size fits all” approach that can be applied to all of an organization’s users. With Druva, Bethesda’s IT team can support each group of users with the data protection and governance capabilities that best address each’s needs, while still maintaining centralized management,” commented Jaspreet Singh, CEO at Druva.
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