Jun 28 ’18

Micro Focus Takes On GDPR Compliance and Ransomware with File Governance Suite

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of Micro Focus File Governance Suite, helping customers archive and recover high-value targets faster than traditional backup systems, and assisting with government and privacy mandates, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

With this suite, organizations can protect highly sensitive data from damaging ransomware attacks—giving IT more capacity to meet business demands, rather than spending time recovering and repairing critical data. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, ransomware was recently identified as the world’s biggest security breach threat. “Ransomware is the top variety of malicious software, found in 39% of cases where malware was identified.”

"Micro Focus File Governance Suite empowers IT to provision, manage and dispose of user and group storage, while also establishing policies that automatically clean up, move, archive or delete sensitive files in order to protect and quickly recover valuable content,” said Joe Garber, global head of product marketing for Information Management and Governance at Micro Focus. “This significantly reduces the compliance management burden for IT, giving teams more ability to reduce information risk and further drive the top line."

Ransomware affects organizations of all types around the globe, including those that must now comply with emerging privacy regulations. For instance, GDPR requires organizations to construct robust defenses to protect against security breaches, and report identified breaches to both GDPR authorities and customers. The File Governance Suite accomplishes this through data protection policies that enable nearline storage, point-in-time recovery, content control, file remediation, and identity driven file management.

In addition to protecting data through policy, the File Governance Suite provides data protection through analysis. To further assist with GDPR compliance, authorized users can analyze the content of files. Files that include personal or secure information can then be automatically moved to more secure locations, or be deleted (when appropriate).

Micro Focus File Governance Suite combines:

Features of the newly released suite include:

Get more information on Micro Focus File Governance.