KOM Networks is a world leading provider of flexible, secure, tamper-proof data archiving and storage management software and solutions. Over 10,000 of the world’s leading corporations have recognized KOM Networks as the most logical, unobtrusive and secure way to store, access and protect their data. KOM is enabling enterprises large and small a cost effective way to improve productivity and meet compliance requirements without altering their network infrastructure or daily business routines. The industry pioneer holds vital industry patents for electronic file lifecycle management, virtual file management and eWORM fixed content hard disk archiving. Find out how KOM Networks can help you implement a comprehensive information lifecycle solution to optimize your existing storage environment and meet your compliance requirements.
The KOMpliance family of Secure Storage Solutions from KOM Networks redefines how enterprises deploy and protect their valuable digital assets instantly, automatically, and without exacting performance penalties for users or existing applications.
Storage Server – A Universal Secure Storage Repository
As businesses expand, the need to consolidate data stored across multiple PCs, servers, laptops and other electronic devices into a single, secure universal storage repository becomes increasingly important. Because only when data is centrally stored can it be efficiently shared and updated and, more importantly, archived, retained and safeguarded from threats and disasters.
A KOMpliance Secure Storage Server combines KOM’s patented WORM hard disk storage software with a familiar standard enterprise-class storage server and Windows OS. The standard NAS file sharing interface appeals to the existing talent and administrative expertise already familiar with the use cases of a file server. This configuration seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure and keeps acquisition costs at a minimum.
This turnkey Network Attached File Server powered by Windows and secured by KOM technology offers the most cost-effective turnkey solution available. In many cases, a company’s existing infrastructure may not have available capacity on the existing SAN or they may have plans for Virtualization but have not yet virtualized. That is not a deterrent to protecting the company’s critical data. Deploying a KOMpliance Secure Storage server first is a most affordable option and then the configuration can be easily upgraded when the company is ready. KOMpliance never holds data hostage. Data can simply be copied and pasted at any time to newer technology as needed.
SAN Gateway – Get the most out of your SAN
The value propositions and benefits of SANs are well-known and documented. If you already own a SAN, adding KOMpliance lets you leverage its full benefits, flexibility and capabilities and adhere to strict compliance and data retention regulations and rules with the security of WORM tamperproof storage. You can scale and grow on demand by simply extending your KOMpliance capacity license. We are lowering the barriers and making it easy to protect your data with the storage you already own. Whether it is simple secure archive or complex retention, KOMpliance makes it possible with a few clicks in a familiar Windows setting!
KOMpliance Secure Storage Gateway can be deployed alongside any iSCSI or Fiber Channel SAN array and simply allocate a LUN to create a secure WORM capable volume that is readily accessible on the network as a standard NAS file server share. Securing data no longer requires the purchase of additional storage that needs to be managed separately from other infrastructure. Fully utilize existing storage resources regardless of the manufacturer. As long as the storage adheres to industry standards and is certified with Windows, KOMpliance will integrate seamlessly.
Nothing needs to change – existing processes and procedures still apply as well as backup and disaster recovery. Mix and match any other KOMpliance configuration for replication. For example, a SAN may have available capacity the main data center but there is no available capacity in the disaster recovery site; in this case a KOMpliance Secure Storage Server could easily be deployed at the DR location.
Virtual Server – Software Defined Secure Storage in a Virtual Environment
KOMpliance Virtual Server gives you the flexibility to automatically protect any number of virtual volumes with any number of associated compliance or governance requirements and scale storage quickly and easily on-the-fly.
Make use of KOMpliance’s built-in real-time Replication and set up a second instance of Virtual KOMpliance for data redundancy and disaster recovery and you’ll save even more!
KOMpliance Virtual Server provides the flexibility to automatically protect any number of virtual volumes with any number of associated compliance or governance requirements. It allows on-the-fly scaling of storage quickly and easily. Use any virtual machine and any storage. Just license the capacity needed to ensure that storage costs are always aligned with actual storage needs. Leverage all the benefits of virtualization without compromising data security or protection.
The KOMpliance Virtual Server employs existing virtual infrastructure, management tools and storage to create a WORM-secure storage repository for any critical data.
All existing processes and procedures still apply, including fail-over, disaster recovery and backups. Simply deploy a Windows Virtual Machine and install the KOMpliance Virtual Server Software.
Any combination of KOMpliance servers can be mixed and matched, virtual or physical, to deploy KOMpliance replication to enable comprehensive disaster recovery. In other words, a KOMpliance Virtual Server can be deployed in the main data center and immediate replication can be achieved on another KOMpliance server with the same licensed capacity on the disaster recovery site.
Ensuring that sensitive data remains secure and private, both when it is on a server and during transfer, is an increasingly important focus for companies and their IT departments.
Most companies routinely transfer large amounts of sensitive data between two or more points, sometimes within the company, and sometimes outside, with partners and customers.
Typically, multiple transfer methods are used within a company; especially when the transfers are person-to-person. Two of the more frequently used of these methods are eMail and FTP, neither of which is necessarily secure.
Companies frequently use Managed File Transfer (MFT) applications to protect and secure their data during transfer. These applications give company IT departments a way to control how data gets transferred, to verify transfers and deliveries, and to ensure that their files stay securely protected during transfers.
Regardless of the MFT application used, companies also need to safeguard the information on their servers (data-at-rest). KOMpliance Secure Storage Products and Solutions provide companies with highly-scalable, ultra-secure, back-end HDD or SSD storage offering archive levels of protection. KOMpliance uses only industry standard protocols and connectors making it an extremely flexible solution, adaptable to almost any network environment and compatible with most enterprise applications.