Ransomware. Risk. Data Loss.

Posted 02/09/2018 by Ashish Morzaria

Ransomware, risk and data loss are on the minds of pretty much every IT professional these days, but very few have a well thought-out plan on how they’re going to deal with this next generation of threats showing up at their doorsteps. Even today, many organizations treat the concept of protecting a user’s data as a “technical support issue” – minimizing the extent of their responsibility to protect corporate data to merely recovering from "Stupid Human Tricks," like accidentally deleting a file or saving it in the wrong location.

But now there’s finally realization that an organization’s responsibility extends beyond simple recovery to actually protecting a user, the user's data - and ultimately - the company’s assets.

During Commvault GO 2017, we made the official announcement for Commvault Endpoint Data Protection-as-a-Service and the response from our customers was overwhelming.

The interesting thing is that the offering isn’t new. We’ve offered Commvault Endpoint Protection, leveraging our enterprise-grade Commvault Data Platform, for almost two years already. But we never really made noise when we did. Unbeknown to most, we started Commvault Endpoint Data Protection-as-a-Service in 2016. A zero-infrastructure footprint SaaS solution that allows customers to focus on the business problem - protecting their users, their data and their company, rather than worrying about the technical aspects of actually getting it done quickly, and on budget. Today our Endpoint SaaS solution protects thousands of users across a variety customers.

Let’s take a quick look at the benefits customers gain with Commvault Endpoint Data Protection-as-a-Service:

Zero-footprint infrastructure solution: Tell us how many users, install the agent on each device and go! There’s nothing to install in the data center, no capacity allocation from your other backup processes, and even no other Commvault infrastructure required.

Predictable costs: A simple, per-user, per-month utility metric that allows protection for three devices and 50 GB of storage per user. Best of all, that data is pooled, so that data hog you have can soak up unused capacity by other users without inflating costs.

(Mostly) hands-free administration: Commvault manages the backup and recovery infrastructure so it is invisible to your administrator. Of course, your organization still has control over setting policies and can escalate more intricate problems to our support team at any time.

User self-service: A web portal that allows users to easily browse their own backups, do their own restores, or even find their lost laptop – no IT ticket required for most operations!

Advanced search and enterprise file sync and share: Going beyond just protecting data on a user’s device, we provide the ability to search for interesting or sensitive data across all machines and even provide an enterprise-grade replacement for public cloud-based sharing solutions like Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive.

With benefits like these, it should be no surprise Commvault Endpoint Data protection-as-a-Service made such a big splash at Commvault GO 2017. What you may find surprising is that our offering is not only resonating with small- and medium-size businesses, but large corporations as well. The challenges and risks of bad things happening scale pretty linearly with the number of users and that means the larger the company, the more attractive Commvault Endpoint Data Protection-as-a-Service is.

Be sure to download the endpoint data protection trial for 30 days.