Nexsan announces policy-based compliant archive tightly integrated with hyper-unified storage solution

Article Written by David Marshall

Today, Nexsan announced the release of Unity Active Archive and Desktop on Unity. Unity Active Archive integration allows Unity to automatically archive unstructured data with policy-based guidelines into this secure archive. Organizations can further protect their data, but make it easily accessible to their users with the current features including file sync and share, multi-site sync and secure remote access via mobile devices and the web - all without the hassles of VPN.

"Since launching Unity in April 2016 we have continued to expand our product range. This latest integration along with desktop synchronization delivers an industry revolutionary unified storage platform that meets many diverse data center needs all in one product," said Dr. Geoff Barrall, COO, Nexsan. "With Unity Active Archive, there is a fully comprehensive set of data protection features ensuring organizations can not only safeguard the long-term retention of highly critical information, but protect against data loss from ransomware attacks. We are continuously working to deliver ground-breaking and innovative solutions that are designed to complement today's modern workforce."

Unity Active Archive's comprehensive data protection feature-set ensures the availability and integrity of all files. Unity Active Archive's digital file fingerprinting and self-healing integrity audits is core to these features, eliminating threats of data loss, tampering and corruption, including ransomware. The solution also offers easy synchronization and sharing feature built into the cloud, which provides the agility of the cloud.

In addition to Unity Active Archive, Nexsan will be providing Desktop on Unity with selective sync, which allows users to choose the files they need to access when offline. This will be available through a Windows or Mac app, providing access to Unity for users who want the benefits of being able to work when they don't have access to the internet. Once the device is back online, all files will be synchronized back to Unity. Users will only be able to see items where they have permission. Desktop on Unity complements and rounds out the accessibility options Unity provides, including web access and both iOS and Android mobile apps.