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With today’s continuing explosive growth in information and data comes the need for storing data without the risk of compromising data integrity. On a smarter planet where instrumented, ...

With today’s continuing explosive growth in information and data comes the need for storing data without the risk of compromising data integrity. On a smarter planet where instrumented, interconnected and intelligent devices constantly gather, generate and process information to build competitive advantages, organizations of all sizes not only need to improve their storage efficiency to meet growing business requirements...

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    • IBM Systems and TechnologySolution Brief IBM Storwize V7000 Unified: Safeguarding your critical data Integration with Symantec or McAfee solutions for NAS delivers essential malware protection With today’s continuing explosive growth in information and data comes Highlights the need for storing data without the risk of compromising data integrity. On a smarter planet where instrumented, interconnected and intelligent Leverage scalable, high-performing ●● ● ● devices constantly gather, generate and process information to build com- scanning and repair services to ensure data integrity petitive advantages, organizations of all sizes not only need to improve their storage efficiency to meet growing business requirements, they also Capitalize on built-in storage technology ●● ● ● need to safeguard shared data from malware, viruses and other threats. for easy, tight integration with caching capabilities for faster processing What’s needed is a cost-effective, scalable, high-performance storage Manage network traffic and proactively solution designed for optimal efficiency—one that easily integrates with ●● ● ● handle damaged or infected files with flexible deployment options industry-leading antivirus software for NAS to help protect your storage environment and prevent malware from infecting the enterprise. The ●● ● ● Reduce implementation time and mitigate risk with pre-qualified antivirus solutions IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified is a virtualized storage system designed for network-attached storage (NAS) to meet these requirements, seamlessly integrating with antivirus software for NAS from Symantec or McAfee to deliver a comprehensive solution ●● ● ● Extend anti-malware protection with high-availability and disaster-recovery to safeguard your data from malicious threats. The Storwize V7000 functionality Unified also consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management and reduced cost, and offers enter- Manage growing business needs with ●● ● ● ease while also consolidating NAS and prise-level capabilities to enhance data protection and storage efficiency. SAN data on a single system Tight integration with leading antivirus solutions Virus scanning is an integral part of the Storwize V7000 Unified—the system requires no additional code installation or license for enablement. To ensure easy integration and deployment, the Storwize V7000 Unified
    • IBM Systems and TechnologySolution Briefoffers a built-in antivirus connector along with scan configura- On-access scantion and management via either the system’s command line The most effective approach for detecting malware before itinterface or its icon-driven GUI. The Storwize V7000 Unified can compromise data is to check files when they are accessed orhas been thoroughly tested and qualified with Symantec copied. In an on-access scan, files are immediately scannedAntiVirus for NAS and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for when a user creates or attempts to access a file over the net-Storage, confirming interoperability and compatibility to detect work. Storwize V7000 Unified opens a connection with theviruses, worms and Trojan horses in all Common Internet server-based Symantec or McAfee scan engine and then sendsFile System (CIFS) file types, including mobile code and the file to the engine for real-time scanning. An uninfected filecompressed-file formats. that passes the scan test is passed to the requesting user. If scan- ning discovers malware, the file is quarantined and repaired.Symantec AntiVirus for NAS provides scalable, high- The clean file is then sent to the Storwize V7000 Unified whereperformance virus scanning and repair services to protect it replaces the infected file in storage before access is granted tovaluable data stored on NAS devices. The solution provides users. Only the original uninfected or repaired file is madeincreased scanning performance and improved detection capa- available to the requesting user.bilities for protection against multi-blended threats. It can beinstalled on a variety of platforms and accessed by a variety of On-access scanning ensures that the most current virus signa-supported browsers. tures are used for scans in a manner that typically produces a negligible effect on system performance. The Storwize V7000McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Storage can be installed on Unified connector caches antivirus scan attributes and time-Microsoft Windows platforms to extend the proven technology stamps for each file to be used later in determining whether theof award-winning McAfee Enterprise VirusScan to the data file must be scanned or rescanned. If no new virus signaturescenter by providing real-time threat protection to mission- have been released since a file’s previous scanning, the systemcritical NAS environments. does not scan again, enhancing performance. When new antivi- rus definitions are received and updated, each requested file isFlexible options for scanning and rescanned before it is made available to the user.repairing infected files Bulk scanStorwize V7000 Unified works together with Symantec or This approach allows scanning of a subset of files on a file sys-McAfee solutions to protect data, as well as the enterprise tem or a part of a file system. A bulk scan typically is scheduledinfrastructure from damaging malware, stopping it before ever to run daily overnight or at another low-usage time definedreaching mission-critical files on the NAS system. The Storwize by the administrator to accommodate the time required forV7000 Unified antivirus connector communicates with scan potentially lengthy scans and to avoid creating heavy networkengines from both Symantec and McAfee using the Internet traffic during peak processing times. Bulk scan eliminates theContent Adaptation Protocol (ICAP). This enables two types of need to check individual files when they are accessed or copied.scanning approaches along with additional configuration Even though new malware released between scans can escapeoptions to customize the deployment. detection and removal, bulk scanning remains a convenient solution for types of files that are less prone to malware attacks such as files that are static or created using the Network File System (NFS) protocol. 2
    • IBM Systems and TechnologySolution BriefConfiguration options that make ●● ● Load balancing and failover: The Storwize V7000 Unifiedprotection even more effective can be configured with multiple scan engines to distributeAntivirus configurations on the Storwize V7000 Unified can be and balance the scan workload. If one scan engine becomesdefined and modified via the system’s easy-to-use graphical unresponsive, the system’s antivirus connector automaticallyinterface or through its command line interface. Administrators directs the workload to the engines that remain operational.can modify configurations dynamically, on the fly if needed, One scan engine can be configured to support multiplewithout the need to shut down or restart antivirus scanning Storwize V7000 Unified devices—or for robust failover,services. Key configuration capabilities include: multiple scan engines can be configured to scan a single multi-terabyte storage device. A minimum of two scan●● ● File processing strategy: The Storwize V7000 Unified can engines are recommended for high availability. be configured so that infected, non-repairable files can be quarantined and then manually or automatically deleted, notifying the user with the appropriate error message. File on-access scanning and infection repair 1 . File accessed 2 . Files transferred on Storwize V7000 Unified to scan engine 3 . File scanned and infection repaired User IBM Storwize Symantec or McAfee V7000 Unified scan engine 6. User 5. Infected file 4 . Repaired file allowed replaced with returned to Storwize access to file repaired file V7000 UnifiedWhen a user attempts to access a malware-infected file, the Storwize V7000 Unified solution configured for on-access scanning automatically invokes processesfor quarantine, repair and replacement before access is granted. 3
    • IBM Systems and TechnologySolution BriefAnti-malware solutions designed for comprehensive set of built-in technologies to promotemid-size and enterprise operations business continuity and continuous access to NAS data.Symantec and McAfee solutions for protecting NAS provide These enterprise-level data protection capabilities include:real-time threat protection to mission-critical informationstored and accessed by Storwize V7000 Unified users. Their ●● ● Asynchronous replication for site-to-site protection andability to detect virus-infected files and take action—repair, disaster recoveryisolate or delete as required—is built on advanced features ●● ● File system and fileset level snapshots (up to 256 per filedesigned for the needs of enterprise-level storage users and system)includes: ●● ● File level cloning for providing a full copy of a file at better granularity●● ● Advanced antivirus technology: Continuously blocks a wide ●● ● IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager integration for extremely fast range of viruses and malicious code threats, including those and efficient backup and restore processes, and for policy- hidden in compressed files driven migration of files to an external disk or tape device●● ● Detection of unwanted programs: Finds hidden spyware ●● ● NDMP support to provide both full and incremental backup programs that open security holes of files utilizing IBM and third-party storage management●● ● Centralized management: Reduces overall cost and software provides ease of management ●● ● RAID support and redundant components for high●● ● Continuous protection: Automatically scans data when availability CIFS files are accessed or written to the Storwize V7000 Unified, unlike traditional approaches that scan only at Data protection capabilities leverage the IBM Active Cloud predetermined intervals Engine™, which is integrated into the Storwize V7000 Unified●● ● Cost effectiveness: Supports connection to more than one and can provide a high-speed scan of the source file system to Storwize V7000 Unified device determine files and directories that have been created, modified●● ● Rapid notification: Sends notification whenever a virus is or deleted. By quickly identifying candidates for backup or detected, enabling recipients to react instantly to a virus disaster recovery, Active Cloud Engine can help improve data outbreak protection strategies.Extending data protection with leading Why IBM? IBM is committed to continuous improvement and seamless ap-technologies plication integration to optimize business results and minimizeBeyond malware, organizations with rapidly growing volumes time-to-value. Storwize V7000 Unified deployed with Symantecof unstructured data face a number of challenges to keeping AntiVirus for NAS or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Storagethat data protected and available. So in addition to antivirus provides enterprise-level data protection to meet today’s rapidlysoftware support, the Storwize V7000 Unified offers a 4
    • IBM Systems and TechnologySolution Brief high-availability features also ensure system operation without interruption for business environments that need data quickly and cannot tolerate data loss. Features and capabilities built into Storwize V7000 Unified such as the consolidation of SAN and NAS storage in one system, a unified management GUI for both storage approaches, and nondisruptive data migration to ensure ongo- ing data protection, as the storage infrastructure grows, can help organizations manage infrastructure expansion while reducing IT complexity. As a market leader in the storage industry, IBM can help you handle storage challenges by providing innovative technology, open standards, excellent performance, and a broad portfolio of proven storage software, hardware and solutions offerings—all backed by IBM’s world-class maintenance and support. For more information To learn more about IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit: ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/storwize_v7000Designed for data protection and storage efficiency, the IBM Storwize V7000Unified consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system forsimplicity of management and reduced cost. For a list of high-quality solutions with our partner Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), including accessgrowing storage needs. Its single-management interface sup- to solution briefs and white papers, visit:ports ease of use and management as its high-availability and ibm.com/systems/storage/solutions/isvfault-tolerance features support continued operations even inthe face of a malware attack. Additionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effectiveOptions for real-time, on-access scanning or off-peak bulk and strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualifiedscanning help ensure continued safe operations, while the clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your busi-ability of Storwize V7000 Unified to scale nondisruptively as ness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve yourneeded, eliminates impact on performance or data access during total cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartesteither capacity expansion or file scanning and repair. Built-in, choice to fund critical IT investments and propel your business forward. For more information, visit: ibm.com/financing 5
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