Secure cloud backup : Review


Druva provides two core products to help businesses protect their data. For endpoints and employees there's InSync, comprising Endpoint Backup along with a range of optional modules: these include Data Loss Prevention, which manages mobile and BYOD endpoints with features such as encryption, geo-location, and remote-wipe; Data Governance, which provides for comprehensive tracking and reporting of all data on managed devices and associated user activity for compliance and eDiscovery requirements; and Secure File Sharing, allowing users to securely share files and data with other employees and external parties with abilities such as tracking, passwords and expiry dates.

The central Endpoint Backup itself leverages data de-duplication to save time, storage and bandwidth while providing continuous backup across desktop, laptop and mobile devices. Windows, MacOS X and Linux are all supported, too.

While InSync looks after employee data and endpoints, Phoenix is your server's best friend. A service specifically designed to backup and restore server data, it's not too dissimilar to InSync, but caters to servers with a server-centric administration console, faster rates for backup and restore, and the storing of multiple snapshots to allow restoration from different points in time.

Beyond Druva's own cloud, InSync can also be deployed on a private cloud or locally on-premise. Alternatively, or in addition to, an optional module called CloudCache provides for a local cache of the most recent snapshot backups in order to take advantage of local network speeds, acting as an intermediary step to the cloud and its larger volume but bandwidth limited storage.

Finally, as you would expect on a product of this class, all data is encrypted in transit and at rest using a private encryption key for an organisation. In terms of pricing there are three core plans (Business, Enterprise and Elite) with various tiers of features and cost, as well as the on-premise Private Cloud solution. By default 50G of storage per user is included, though an unlimited storage option is also available.

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