Argo Technologie SA, Kaspersky Lab and Index Engines to demonstrate new joint solution to help meet key GDPR compliance Requirements
October event at major Swiss data centre offers public showcase of first solution to combine data management, analytics, security and policy enforcement on a petabyte scale for delivering key GDPR requirements
Lausanne, Switzerland – 25th September 2017- Argo Technologie along with partners Kaspersky Lab and Index Engines will demonstrate its new Argo Data Vault (ADV) as the first pre-certified hardware and software solution designed to help organisations meet several of the key GDPR requirements while minimising disruption to critical applications and workflows.
The solution includes patented software developed by Index Engines, an information management company; Kaspersky Lab for security and policy enforcement; Argo Technologie petascale storage running on a hyper-converged infrastructure. The certified Argo Data Vault solution is deployed as a 12U rack installation with built-in WAN acceleration technology.
“There is no magic bullet that can overnight solve the process and data governance issues that GDPR poses but what Argo Data Vault offers is a way to leverage existing backup data strategies to provide a set of real world and actionable tools that can help meet several of the most technically challenging aspects of compliance policy,” explains Oleg Zelentsov, President for Argo Technologie SA, “By creating a working group of specialists from information management, security and storage, our jointly developed and tested solution offers a tangible step in the right direction without requiring modification of critical applications or adding another potential point of failure.”
At the heart of the solution is technology from Index Engines, the fastest, most efficient enterprise-class indexing platform on the market. It provides search, reporting, disposition and preservation of unstructured user data across all tiers of storage, including legacy backup tapes. Files and email can be searched at the metadata level and through a variety of searches including full text, pattern and conceptual to meet the reporting and action requirements defined under GDPR.
The solution runs on a Hyper-converged Cloud Platform with integrated infrastructure management and self-healing technology to ensure predictable performance, reliable disaster recovery, and efficient operations at lower cost. The stack is protected by Kaspersky Lab offering granular protection for the virtualized workloads with built–in anti-malware and IDS/IPS capabilities.
Wasilij Geist, Head of Corporate Sales DACH for Kaspersky Lab said “The result of our fruitful collaboration with Argo Technologie is now available as an enterprise-level solution. This means businesses can now benefit from the strength of Argo Technologie’s data management solution, combined with the power of Kaspersky Lab’s award-winning cybersecurity.
“Our patented, industry-leading technologies enable enterprises to respond to the most advanced threats in a matter of seconds, protecting sensitive data systems across the entire IT infrastructure. This capability, combined with Argo Technologie’s advanced data management solution, will not only help enterprises meet GDPR requirements, but will give them peace of mind beyond the May 25 deadline next year.”
The created master index files needed to satisfy GDPR requirements are maintained on Argo Technologies Petascale storage which uses Argo Ethernet Storage Fabric (AESF) allowing the solution to scale performance and capacity to support multiple Petabyte storage pools through its parallel storage architecture.
“The beauty of this solution is that it runs out-of-band of any enterprise applications and simply works with the backup data that all large organisations need to keep for disaster recovery purposes,” explains Maurice Stewart-Ashley, EMEA Sales Director for Index Engines, “The whole rack can be deployed in a single day and the security and policy enforcement modules can be easily configured to meet any operating environment while offering Data Protection Officers a simple and effective management platform.”
Argo Data Vault will be presented to an invited group of large enterprise customers at a special event in early October in partnership with Safe Host, a major data centre and hosting provider at its facility in Geneva, Switzerland.
Stephen Hanna, Sales Director for Argo Technologie SA added, “We look forward to presenting the capabilities to a public audience next month and extend the invitation to senior business executives and compliance officers to download our accompanying whitepaper which outlines the GDPR challenge and how Argo Data Vault can help.”
A GDPR and Argo Data Vault white paper is available for download here: http://argotech.io/request-brochure
Senior executives from Argo Technologie, Kaspersky Lab and Index Engines are available for press and analyst briefings on the new solution from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th of September.
About Argo Technologie
Argo Technologie currently has customers in four European countries and is in the final stages of several major projects each in excess of 8PB. Full testimonials are currently underway and will be made available later in the year. For more information on Argo Technologie, please visit http://argotech.io/
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