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Secure: Your adamantium data fabric armor

To stop a hacker you have to think like one. Easier said than done, right? Lucky for you, your data fabric is built with the strongest encryption, security, and compliance technology, which continuously evolves to stay several steps ahead of malicious actors around the globe.

Why secure?

A close cousin of protect, secure is about making sure that no one gets access to data they aren't supposed to access. Every day it seems, you hear of a new ransomware attack or major data breach that spreads fear and panic like wildfire (remember the gas-in-plastic-bag hoarding incident of 2021? That was because of a cyberattack on a major US pipeline). As a result, there are a slew of new regulations around the need to keep data safe from unauthorized access and distribution.

As these requirements grow in size and scope across the globe, coupled with the exponential increase in the number and sophistication of attacks, there’s never been a better time to let the built-in security and privacy controls of your integrated data fabric put your mind at ease.

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With flexible encryption and key management features built into your data fabric, we guard your sensitive data from edge to core to cloud. Plus, our solutions are validated to meet government standards, such as FIPS compliance. Key security features include hardware- and software-based encryption solutions as well as Transport Layer Security (TLS) and IPsec to maintain data encryption in transit for all your SAN, NAS, and object workloads. Rest assured, your data is encrypted at-rest and in-flight.

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Time to fortify your flanks

Consider for a moment that the admin who has access to your primary data might also have access to your backups and DR copies. If that admin’s credentials are stolen, the entire operation can be brought down. NetApp technology features multi-factor authentication to protect against weak administrative passwords. Role-based access control (RBAC) lets you designate and validate authorized users, and secure multi-tenancy provides isolation and segmentation for clients or organizations within a single common cluster.

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Always-on, never-fear privacy controls

Attempting to understand and follow individual compliance regulations in every country that an organization does business in is far too labor-intensive to do manually. NetApp compliance technology sets the standard for enhancing your organization's data privacy program with built-in and AI-driven data privacy controls. By enabling solutions like Cloud Data Sense, you can more easily comply with global regulations and data retention policies, as well as deliver the strongest protection for your employees—one private record at a time.

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Paranoia-fueled innovation

By enabling security and protection controls, not only do you make it harder for an attack to spread and the attackers to succeed, but you also establish a highly defensible position. Think of it as your fortress, complete with turrets, a dragon-filled moat, and a read-only snapshot copy of the castle’s bounty.

File permissions, access controls, and expert policies are only as good as the last time they were updated. Constantly monitoring data access helps flag atypical accesses that could indicate your data is under attack.

This transition to using AI, ML, and pattern detection is the bedrock of a data-centric zero-trust model. In a nutshell, the three basic principles of zero-trust architecture are:

  1. verify explicitly;
  2. use least-privilege access; and
  3. assume breach.

Ransomware attacks have become extremely intricate and tactical, even gaining admin credentials for storage and backup software. WORM storage may sound gross, but “write once, read many” could be the only thing standing between you and the hackers who will delete everything unless their demands are met.

WORM storage creates nonrewritable, nonerasable data to prevent files from being altered or deleted until a predetermined or default retention date. Not even admins can delete the data.

Unless attackers have physical access to your environment, your data fabric allows you to play chess while they are still playing checkers.

Featured customer story

To help it meet critical security protocols while supporting resource-sharing among related teams that must be segregated from each other, a large government organization turned to NetApp to help it build a “classified cloud.”

The way that it can carve up storage into individual pieces that each user, or each network, can access—and only they can access—made NetApp a solution that the security team would approve.

Pat Connolly | Independent IT Contractor, US Government Organization

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Secure products

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t need secure. Well, it’s not and you do. Which is why NetApp solutions are built for today’s data-breech-filled, ransomware-infected world with the most up-to-date encryption, security, and compliance technology available.

ONTAP security: Ruin a bad actor's day

The latest release of NetApp® ONTAP® data management software contains over 30 invaluable security features designed to help you enhance data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It also strengthens your company’s overall security posture, meet compliance requirements with ease, and create a Zero Trust fortress around your organization’s data—no matter where it moves or lives.

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Cloud Data Sense: Leave no (costly) stone unturned

Driven by powerful AI algorithms, NetApp® Cloud Data Sense provides automated controls and reporting so that you can always stay on top of your data and avoid needless compliance missteps. Unlike existing solutions that depend on regular expressions and pattern matching, NetApp Cloud Data Sense uses AI to provide contextual understanding of data for accurate detection and classification.

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Cloud Secure: Outsmart the bad guys

As part of NetApp® Cloud Insights, Cloud Secure analyzes data access patterns to identify risks from ransomware attacks. By combining user behavior analytics, world-class privacy know-how, and black-box awesomeness, it helps you detect threats and stop malicious activity in its tracks.

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The NetApp Trust Center

Transparent, central access to information about our data privacy and security policies, practices, and operations.

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Advancing capabilities you can rely on, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning within the Zero Trust model.

NetApp SnapLock

Built-in data integrity and retention, so electronic records are unalterable, rapidly accessible, and wonderfully regulator-friendly.

Additional resources

What else is there you should know about secure? Plenty. From blog posts and customer stories to white papers and checklists, our goal is to make it simple for you to become a security expert and use that knowledge to drive innovation across your organization.

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Let’s build your data fabric

Helping customers build their data fabric is what we do. We can’t wait to learn more about where you are today and where you want to go. Rest assured, together we’ll build the data fabric that will get you there.

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A recipe for innovation

Well-organized data allows you to provide a continuously improving customer experience. The award-winning recipe? A robust data fabric comprised of the six capabilities below. Partner with NetApp to rein in, consolidate, de-silo, and organize everything that matters from edge to core to cloud.

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From storage to data, gain the visibility to monitor availability, performance, and usage across your entire system.

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Seamlessly integrate your data fabric to make it simple and consistent to access your data wherever and whenever.

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Reduce the number of manual tasks so you have more time to focus on things that deliver more value.

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Cost, performance, or both, continuously optimize the infrastructure you have today and tomorrow.

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Simplify end-to-end data protection in the event of an outage, disaster, or ransomware attack.

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Confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your data is easy when it’s driven by sophisticated AI.

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