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Argo Technologie SA Launches New Solution Stack to Meet Key GDPR Requirements

Added: (Wed Sep 13 2017)

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Data management, analytics, security and policy enforcement on a petabyte scale helps enterprises meet GDPR requirements without compromising critical workflows

Lausanne, Switzerland, 13th September 2017: Argo Technologie has assembled, tested and pre-certified a best-in-class 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 and includes Bridgeworks WAN acceleration technology.

“GDPR poses a number of policy and technical challenges for enterprises, but the right for data subjects to obtain what information is being held about them and also the right to be forgotten are particularly thorny issues for larger enterprises, “ explains Oleg Zelentsov, President for Argo Technologie SA, “Large organisations have multiple data stores and a long tail of backup data which makes meeting either requirement particularly challenging – our new Argo Data Vault solution offers an elegant way of meeting these needs 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.”

Data is accelerated through the solution using Bridgeworks to manage large volumes, encrypted and media files to ensure accurate data transfer with Automated AI technology to alleviate the effects of latency and packet loss. “The industry is in need of immediate remedy to issues relating to the regulation and compliance initiatives that are impacting global markets,” says David Trossell, inventor and CEO of Bridgeworks Ltd. “With looming initiatives like GDPR, organisations who hold on to business customers’, suppliers’ and consumers’ data over years and whom are not storing, moving, filing, encrypting the data appropriately, will risk audits with massive penalties. Our patented technology in the Argo solution eliminates bandwidth restrictions, allowing data to flow between data centres and devices with speed!”

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 is currently under evaluation by a tier-1 financial services organisation based in London and each vendor in the technology partnership is in the process of making the certified stack available to their respective sales channel partners.

Stephen Hanna, Sales Director for Argo Technologie SA added, “The solution has been tested extensively and each element is designed to run in automated fashion and scale up depending on the volume of data that needs to be processed. By working closely with partners that are experts in data analytics, security, automation, networking and storage- the Argo Data Vault provides a quantifiable starting point to help meet both the most pressing and wider aspects of GDPR compliance within an extremely cost effective platform.”

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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