Just a reminder for all you Blackbird Auditor users: to recover from accidental changes and deletions, simply find the event with the interactive console and click “Rollback.”
When active directory goes down, everyone notices. Users cannot log in, applications become unusable and organizations lose money. Let’s face it, even without malicious events, people still make mistakes. Although recovering from directory outages can be streamlined with point in time and continuous recovery solutions such as Blackbird Recovery, it’s always less expensive to prevent the outage in the first place.
The growth of the cloud, virtualization and the consumerization of IT continue to provide companies and end users with more flexibility. However, they also raise some challenges for IT departments. One such challenge that is commonly discussed is data loss prevention (DLP), or the ability to identify, monitor and protect sensitive corporate information.
Microsoft has included recovery capabilities with every release Active Directory (AD) from Windows Server 2000 on. There is a saying that has been around in IT for a long time, “An administrator is only as good as their last backup”. This is because accidental deletions of a single user object to the removal of hundreds even thousands of objects from deleting an organizational Unit (OU) are still a common occurrence. The increasing use of identity management systems and the use of scripting to automate administration tasks have also increased the risk of populating the directory with bad data. This may lead to applications not function correctly or even have security and regulatory compliance implications.
Hi my name is Morgan Holm and I am the director of product management for the Blackbird Group. For my first blog post I will focus on a hot button topic for many of our customers and prospects, data governance. A significant portion of the data held by many organizations is in the form of unstructured data in files. There has been explosive growth in the amount of data organizations need to retain largely driven by regulatory compliance. One of our customers has over 2 petabytes worth of data today and as they continue to acquire other organizations, this amount will only increase going forward. This post will focus on some of the challenges that data stored in files poses to data governance initiatives.