The SME, GDPR ready, Enterprise File Fabric allows ADVCOM’s customers to instantly discover and classify personal data stored in their OpenIO SDS object storage

LONDON, UK – 19th June 2018 — / — Storage Made Easy® (SME) announced that ADVCOM, a French professional services company, has integrated the SME Enterprise File Fabric™ with its cloud offering solutions to allow customers to discover and catalogue personally identifiable information (PII), a key factor for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

BeSafe, the new ADVCOM cloud solution, leverages the end-to-end certified stack provided by SME File Fabric and OpenIO SDS, allowing its customers to reduce the cost of traditional storage infrastructures, improve user experience, shore up security and compliance, and increase overall infrastructure resiliency, while also being ready to face data protection legislation, such as GDPR.

Under the GDPR, and other data privacy regulations, businesses face increasing regulatory responsibilities to secure the personal data they collect from customers and others. For an organisation with substantial data assets, one of the challenges associated with ensuring that PII data is managed appropriately is knowing where that data resides in their systems.

The Enterprise File Fabric’s PII feature helps enterprise customers manage personal information by automatically detecting personal information in documents and alerting the organisation’s information security specialists or other designated users to its presence. The PII Scanning and Detection engine compares this data to a number of predefined and/or custom rules. PII based data is then automatically tagged and discovery based events are triggered.

Discovering PII based data is the first step to mitigating potential data breaches and with the Enterprise File Fabric it is automatic and transparent and it does not require third-party application integrations as many other vendor offerings do.

Once personal information has been discovered the File Fabric can also be used to enforce data protection policies protecting new data before it becomes an issue.

Laurent Delattre, CEO of ADVCOM, “SME is the solution of the future to solve the problems related to the information sharing. The applications are multiple while respecting the GDPR.”

Laurent Denel, CEO of OpenIO, “Thanks to our strong partnership with SME, we are proud to help customers like ADVCOM building innovative GDPR-focused solutions, without compromises about TCO, features or scalability.”

Jim Liddle, CEO of Storage Made Easy said, “We welcome ADVCOM as a Storage Made Easy customer and look forward to being a big part of their future success.”

ADVCOM, present in the North of France for 18 years, is a company specialised in access and security of business data. For 5 years, they have invested in their first private DataCenter in Lens with their Baas solution BeSafe, then from July 2016 in a second DataCenter in Roubaix to offer replication services on the hosting of critical solutions.

They propose hosting services to administer all or part of your business solutions. Their priority is the guarantee of data security at the access level but also at the disaster recovery level.

ADVCOM offers within its BeSafe offer a wide range of complementary products to their hosting solutions (outsourced backup, collaborative private messaging, secure document sharing, etc). In addition, since 2017, ADVCOM advises and provides support on the implementation of the new European GDPR regulation which is applicable since May 25, 2018.

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About Storage Made Easy (SME)
Storage Made Easy provides a multi-cloud data management and data protection product called the Enterprise File Fabric™ that unifies on-premises and on-cloud company storage assets in addition to standalone products that bridge desktop and cloud, such as operating system native cloud drives and cloud explorer applications.

The File Fabric provides cloud-like economics across a company’s storage portfolio, unlocking the benefits and cost-efficiency of its data assets whilst providing strict controls and governance for legislative compliance and security concerns such as ransomware attacks. Existing site-based storage infrastructures can be transformed into an on-premises private cloud, delivering a storage-as-a-service model to the company. Local storage can be connected to public clouds, expertly managed by the File Fabric as a unified hybrid cloud storage platform.

The File Fabric solution offers a “blanket” that companies can privately apply to wrap around all their data: on-premises, within a public cloud, or on a third party software vendors’ cloud (SharePoint or SalesForce for example). Customers can use the File Fabric for security, encryption and control with a focus on compliance regimes such as GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA and GBLA.

Customers include one of the world’s largest social media companies, and also one of the largest global retailers, in addition to global internet service providers, universities and international government and governmental bodies.

The company is backed by one of the largest alternative asset managers in addition to entrepreneurs in the London market insurance industry, who have previously successfully sold their company to a listed peer.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

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Press Contact
Ana de Jorge, Business Development Director
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Source: Storage Made Easy 



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