Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced Druva Mobile Forensics for Android, a new capability that automatically and transparently collects data from an organization’s Android devices, allowing enterprise IT, information security and legal teams to easily facilitate compliance and eDiscovery requests. Druva’s latest mobile forensics capabilities address the mobile eDiscovery challenges of today’s borderless enterprise. Data is no longer centralized in a company’s data center — thanks to mobility and the cloud — and this “decentralized” data makes it difficult to manage, collect and protect corporate information. Druva Mobile Forensics allows for the proactive collection of data rather than its reactive collection, meaning companies avoid having to request devices or manually copy them. This lets organizations easily and unobtrusively collect data, monitor for data compliance and place legal holds on mobile data as needed for litigation requests and regulatory needs.
“Data sprawl and the vast amount of information stored on mobile devices make collecting this data – and ensuring that is it forensically sound – extremely difficult during litigation, investigation and compliance audits,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. “Druva is the only company in the data protection space enabling 100 percent data governance on Android devices while making data collection and monitoring automatic as well as transparent to end users.”
Druva, which recently launched Druva Proactive Compliance, has spearheaded a preemptive approach to address today’s data governance challenges within an increasingly mobile workforce. A company’s email server was once the main source of collected end-user data, but now mobile and text messages are an integral part of the eDiscovery process. In fact, almost 80 percent of business users use text messaging for business communications, according to a recent industry survey. Also, the rise of BYOD, the diversity of device models, carriers and the rapid innovation of mobile operating system platforms translate to headaches for security, compliance and legal professionals.
“Traditionally, preparing and reacting to e-discovery requests has been about capturing email communications. Increasingly, enterprises are grappling with how to contain and manage mobile and social content,” according to Garth Landers and Jie Zhang, Research Directors, Gartner. “Mobile workers increasingly use SMS text, and file synch and share, and leverage a decentralized series of work processes and collaboration. This makes IT’s role of collection, identification and preservation of relevant content during litigation burdensome and, often, incomplete.”[i]
Companies must have access to technology that enables centralized collection capabilities on mobile devices to overcome potential mobile eDiscovery and compliance hurdles. Druva Mobile Forensics is widening organizations’ data visibility footprint. Its proactive collection of data alerts the company to potential data risks posed by people storing sensitive information on Android devices (PHI, PII, PCI). Also, with proactive data collection, organizations are placed in a preemptive posture and are prepared to respond to a legal hold request. Companies can simply add a user to a legal hold within Druva, and their data is automatically preserved in a forensically sound manner.
Organizations cannot only collect and preserve text messages, but also mobile browser history, call logs, device information and more. Druva Mobile Forensics is part of the company’s governance capabilities for its #1 analyst-rated inSync converged data protection platform. The new forensic capabilities empower IT and Infosec teams to collect needed data while also respecting global data privacy regulations.
Druva Mobile Forensics automatically collects data, which can then be transferred to an eDiscovery tool for processing and review. Additional product capabilities include:
- Data collection on Android with no end-user intervention
- Additional settings for SMS, browser history, call history, app logs, call logs, deleted messages, device info, third-party app logs and allows for eDiscovery on this data or continuous monitoring for adherence to compliance policies
- Easy, secure access to all collected data through inSync’s eDiscovery enablement interface
- Capture of all meta-data associated with data stored on the device
- Access to deleted messages and retention of critical meta-data associated with each file to ensure legal admissibility
- Data collection according to the configured schedule
Druva Mobile Forensics for Android is currently available and included at no additional cost to inSync Private Cloud Elite and Cloud Elite customers.
To learn more about Druva Mobile Forensics, visit www.druva.com/insync.
Druva is the leader in converged data protection, bringing data-center class availability and governance to the mobile workforce. With a single dashboard for backup, availability and governance, Druva’s award-winning solutions minimize network impact and are transparent to users. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 3,000 global organizations on over 3 million devices. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.
[i] Gartner, “Managing E-Discovery in the Digital Workplace,” February 3, 2015