Meet regulatory compliance, protect your data from ransomware, and enhance security.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced support for NetApp® SnapLock® Compliance and NetApp SnapLock Enterprise on Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP. FSx for ONTAP is the first and only fully managed file storage service in the cloud that offers immutable storage (WORM protection) for your data.
Immutable storage ensures that data remains static and cannot be tampered with, modified, or deleted for a specified retention period. Although it can be applied to various storage media, including SSDs and HDDs, the cloud makes immutable storage more accessible and flexible.
Trust and compliance are the two pillars of immutable storage. Immutable storage is particularly valuable for organizations seeking to meet regulatory requirements, maintain data integrity, reduce the impact and spread of cyberattacks, and isolate data so that it’s virtually impervious to ransomware.
For more than 25 years, NetApp has been a leader in data protection and security. Many on-premises NetApp customers are familiar with our WORM capability using NetApp SnapLock, part of our proven NetApp ONTAP® storage software. SnapLock offers high-performance, disk-based data permanence for both SSD and HDD deployments, making electronic records both unalterable and rapidly accessible. SnapLock provides two retention modes:
SnapLock offers additional capabilities like Legal Hold, Event-Based Retention, and Volume Append Mode, which allows you to incrementally append files while locked for use cases like audio and video surveillance or logging. SnapLock combines data retention with high performance and innovative storage efficiency technologies like deduplication and compression, simplifying archive management and reducing storage requirements.
AWS recently announced support for SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise on FSx for ONTAP, making immutable file storage readily available in the cloud. Use SnapLock to commit files to WORM storage and set retention periods for WORM-protected data, satisfying regulatory requirements and corporate compliance mandates. With SnapLock, you can:
SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise offer the following modes:
Cohasset Associates compliance assessments are highly regarded in regulated industries. They evaluate the modes and capabilities of vendor solutions and company implementations in comparison to stringent data compliance requirements detailed by regulatory bodies, self-regulatory organizations, and industry standards.
Cohasset asserts that FSx for ONTAP, when properly configured and used with the SnapLock mode in Compliance mode, has functionality that meets the electronic recordkeeping system requirements of SEC Rules 17a-4(f)(2) and 18a-6(e)(2) and FINRA Rule 4511(c), and also supports the regulated entity in its compliance with SEC Rules 17a-4(f)(3)(iii) and 18a-6(e)(3)(iii). Additionally, the assessed functionality of FSx for ONTAP meets the principles-based requirements of CFTC Rule 1.31(c)-(d).
You can create SnapLock volumes on all new and existing file systems in all AWS Regions where FSx for ONTAP is available. Existing file systems will get SnapLock support during an upcoming weekly maintenance window. For full details, visit the AWS announcement.
Jean Banko is senior manager, Product Marketing at NetApp. She is responsible for advancing the company’s global marketing strategy and strengthening market recognition for NetApp’s portfolio on the AWS Cloud.
As a veteran of the cloud computing, AI/ML, and storage industry, Jean has more than 25 years of experience leading and implementing successful global product marketing, product management, and marketing strategies.