Symantec™ Data Insight Intelligence into unstructured data ownership and usage Data Sheet: Storage Management Over Overview view
permissions to limit access to data. Enable custodians to
A majority of an organization’s information is unstructured,
review access permissions or entitlements for compliance.
and this data growth is exploding. Analysts predict the growth of unstructured data will continue at over 60% per year, and
Increase operational efficienc efficiencyy and reduce co cosst
in many organizations it accounts for more than 80% of all
To keep up with unstructured data growth, IT organizations
data.1 Despite best efforts and significant investment, IT lacks
are buying more storage. However, if organizations had a
critical insights into the data, such as who owns the data and
better handle on data usage and ownership, storage could be
how it’s being used. This leads to significant challenges in
used more efficiently and, thus, lessening the need to buy
managing an organization’s data governance objectives –
more storage. Data Insight helps:
protecting important business data, maintaining regulatory
• Identify data owners
compliance, driving down costs and improving efficiency to
• Locate inactive or orphan data
manage this rapid data growth.
• Determinie file type
Symantec™ Data Insight helps organizations improve data
This information helps guide data cleanup, retention and
governance through data owner identification and visibility
archiving efforts. The data ownership identification and usage
into usage and access permissions. This intelligence into the
capabilities of Data Insight also help build a consumption/
data enables effective data management to reduce costs,
chargeback model to promote accountability for efficient use
protect sensitive information and achieve compliance.
of the storage.
Data Insight provides rich visualization and reporting of usage
Data Insight offers the following key benefits:
patterns such as how fast data is growing, data aging and who or what process is responsible for file generation. The usage
• Increase operational efficienc efficiencyy and reduce co cosst –
analytics help effectively plan for large-scale data
Identify data owners and map them to department or line
management operations, such as migrations, tiering and
of business for business-level consumption or chargeback
reporting to promote storage efficiency. Discover inactive and/or orphan data and engage the custodians in data cleanup, retention and lifecycle management efforts. • Pro rotect tect inf information ormation from securit securityy risks – Understand who is using the data, how often they are accessing it, proactively monitor suspicious or irregular activity, and protect sensitive data through the integration with Symantec™ Data Loss Prevention. • Achieve re regulator gulatoryy compliance – Find locations with overly permissive access rights and excessive activity to help prioritize risk remediation as well as review
Figure 1. Data Insight identifies data owners and shows how often they are accessing the data.
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Data Sheet: Storage Management Symantec™ Data Insight Supported file ser servers vers
Protect information from security risks
• Microsoft® Windows® File Server 2003 SP1 or higher,
Protecting unstructured data against loss and misuse is a vital
Windows® 2008 (64-bit)
component to a data governance program. Data Insight is
• NetApp® DataONTAP version 7.3.1 or higher
integrated with Symantec Data Loss Prevention to discover
• EMC® Celerra DART version 5.6.45 or higher
sensitive data, identify data owners and understand
• SharePoint 2007 and 2010
permissions and detailed access history to enable an effective
• UNIX File Servers with Veritas Storage Foundation file
data protection process. Symantec Data Loss Prevention can
assess which folders are at greatest risk and supports automated user notifications to facilitate data cleanup.
With Data Insight's intuitive Web-based interface,
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organizations understand who is accessing data and how
often they are accessing it for security investigations and
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audits. Data Insight's access alerts identifies suspicious or
irregular access of sensitive data. Additionally, Data Insight pinpoints which data is at risk, such
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This information allows the data owner to lock the data down
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and limit access of sensitive data to only those individuals
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who have a business need.
Achieve regulatory compliance
Organizations need to maintain compliant on data access and
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage, and
entitlements. Data Insight identifies data owners and
systems management solutions to help consumers and
custodians that need to be engaged for compliance efforts. It
organizations secure and manage their information-driven
automates the process of reviewing who has accessed
world. Our software and services protect against more risks at
custodians' data – a requirement for regulatory compliance.
more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.
Custodians also face the challenge of complying with data
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retention guidelines. Data Insight classifies the data based on
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owners, groups or roles and provides custodians the ability to
automatically review stale and orphan data. These capabilities
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Supported platf platforms orms
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• Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
(32-bit) SP2 or higher • VMware® ESX Server 3.5 or higher
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