Data Insight is designed to support large-scale data management operations with its scalable and parallel architecture.
Symantec announced the
release of Data Insight 3.0, the latest version of its technology designed to
improve information governance by providing intelligence into ownership and use
of unstructured data, such as documents, presentations, spreadsheets and
emails. The enhancements to Data Insight can help organizations transform
storage operations and simplify information governance processes to reduce
costs, eliminate risk and achieve compliance.
Data Insight's data usage
analytics of unstructured data, such as growth, frequency of access, inactive
data and user activity, aid in reducing storage costs and streamlining
unstructured data storage operations, such as reclamation, tiering, migration
to cloud storage and capacity planning.
The company said Data Insight
is designed to support large-scale data management operations with its highly
scalable and parallel architecture. With optimizations in collection, indexing
and query algorithms, Data Insight delivers actionable analytics with enhanced
performance across large data sets.
The platform is also
designed to help storage, security and compliance professionals empower the
data owners inside the business to better manage and protect unstructured data
through a new data custodian management feature, which helps automate the
discovery and management of custodians for unstructured data within the
business. IT can automatically engage the business owners or custodians with
usage, permissions, and classification reporting and analytics.
Data Insight automates
custodian reviews of inactive or orphan data facilitating storage remediation
actions, such as deletion, archival or migration, as well as assisting with
data retention guidelines based on data ownership classification. Data
Insight's ownership and usage capabilities help organizations build a
consumption-based chargeback model to promote accountability for efficient use
of the storage.
Symantec continues to
strengthen the integration between Data Insight and Symantec Data Loss
Prevention. Features such as risk scoring and sensitive data alerts, combine
Data Loss Prevention's content-awareness with Data Insight's usage and
permissions analysis to help prioritize remediation of data based on risk. Data
Insight's custodian management feature also streamlines the risk-remediation
Through Data Insight's
integration with the Aveksa Access Governance suite, organizations can
establish business processes to control who can access key data resources
across the enterprise. By incorporating the ownership and access information
discovered by Symantec's Data Insight into the Aveksa system, organizations can
help achieve compliance and enforce access policies.
In addition, Data Insight
3.0 now features a new integration point with Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0.
Customers using Storage Foundation for file serving can now leverage Data
Insight for their data management needs. Data Insight also features enhanced
operations for NetApp network-attached storage (NAS) and expanded coverage to
support both Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Network File System (NFS)
Data Insight provides
support for platforms such as NetApp NAS, EMC NAS, Windows File Servers,
Microsoft SharePoint, and Unix File Servers with Veritas Storage Foundation
file system. The platform also provides support for a range of directory
services, such as Microsoft Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol (LDAP) and Network Information Service (NIS/NIS+).
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.