Some people ask me if companies have gone beyond backup—as if backing up and securing data is something to be taken for granted. While many companies are proactive about endpoint backup protection and security, we regularly encounter sobering evidence that some organizations have yet to get there. Among our most ardent supporters are those who once stared at a room full of charred laptops and wished they had deployed Code42 CrashPlan before the fire (flood, intrusion or other hazard). If you are reading this while using a computer that is not backed up, we are here to help! And, we’ve been listening and learning so we can make your Code42 CrashPlan experience better than ever. Even more importantly, we’ve taken action on what you’ve told us.
In the 5.0 release of Code42 CrashPlan, our fourth release this year, we’ve given unprecedented focus to what will help you secure your company’s endpoint data. We’ve maintained and strengthened the tradition of friction-free deployment making it easy to assure adoption throughout your enterprise. We’ve overhauled our UI and made it more responsive, more intuitive and simpler than ever to use. We’ve also augmented the actionable analytics for administrators so they can more easily discern the health of the system and give attention to compliance trouble spots. On top of that, we’re laying the groundwork for new ways for you to use historical data archives to address higher-order business and forensic problems.
A perfect cloud storage solution, if it existed, wouldn’t mean a thing if no one stored any data there. Put another way—if users don’t like the app, capturing the data through the app is doomed. We recognize that ease of use is key to your endpoint protection strategy, and in the 5.0 release we’ve made Code42 more appealing to end users with better user flows, simplified screens, natural language labels and a more modern, friendly feel.
New uses for historical archives
Code42, like other SaaS solutions essential to your organization, provides experiences to a spectrum of audiences like end users, administrators and those who are accountable for managing and mitigating risk in the enterprise—like the legal team. During litigation, Legal calls upon IT to preserve and collect files that flow through the laptops and desktops. These specific tasks and workflows related to collection can consume a lot of time for IT and cause delays in the process for everyone involved.
In 5.0, we’ve made it easier for each of these teams to do their respective jobs with the addition of a web-based legal hold app. In this simple-to-use application, legal counsel can choose custodians, define and manage preservation policies, gather documents and transition to the next phase of eDiscovery workflows elsewhere.
With the Code42 legal hold app, IT can step out of the direct process and empower legal to stay unblocked.
This is our latest effort to expand the value of the backed up data for other uses and other stakeholders.
More data about the data
Code42 provides reports, and we allow you to do analytics through our API. In 5.0, we accelerated the ability to build custom dashboards by adding a new Splunk app (available from their website store). This app provides more meaningful information about aggregate data and the ability to drill down to a single device or user. This integration, and additional analytics tools in the works, is a result of customers asking for monitoring tools to see what’s happening in their data.
There are a number of other improvements to CrashPlan 5.0 for IT, end users and more. I hope you’ll watch this video and contact us to learn more.
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