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Announcing Micro Focus Data Protector 10.20 (2018.11)

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We are excited to announce the availability of Data Protector 10.20 (2018.11) and Backup Navigator 10.20, a companion product to Data Protector; our enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery solution for diverse, distributed enterprises. Built on a scalable and adaptive architecture that combines analytics, automation, and security, Data Protector enables organizations to meet the most demanding data protection, disaster recovery, and compliance requirements for hybrid IT environments. 

With this release, we introduce tighter security capabilities, enterprise usability improvements, enhanced orchestration and increased integrated reporting. We continue to deliver best-in-class integrations with enhancements for Data Domain, VMware and the latest versions of critical applications.

dp new.pngMicro Focus Data Protector dashboardHere are the highlights of this release:

  1. Improved Security
    -Support for the latest Java version (1.8_181), configurable TLS settings to block the use of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 for communication as well as restriction of SSL cipher suites to protect against security vulnerabilities ensuring secure backup and restore. 
  1. Enterprise Readiness
    -Installation and upgrade improvements include enhancements to the integrated pre-requisite check, support for symbolic links for cell manager, and improvements to IDB restores, etc. easing the upgrade process to this release.
    -Usability improvements include re-instating the legacy scheduler to allow flexibility to use both the consolidated and legacy scheduler simultaneously. Online help in HTML format bundled with Data Protector and localization support with the latest release for the languages supported by Data Protector. 
  1. Enhanced orchestration and integrated reporting
    -Improvements to integrated reporting allow centralized reporting of multiple cell managers, support for custom reports and charge back reports and option use a date picker for several reports.
    -The REST bridge tool provides a new REST endpoint that offers DP CLI in a RESTful manner allowing users to leverage the advantages of REST API capability for CLI commands offered by Data Protector.
    -Backup Navigator 10.20 adds support for Data Protector 10.20, better planning of Data Protector resources and enhanced reports. 
  1. Platform integrations
    -Support for vSphere 6.7 and 6.7 U1 VDDK allows users to backup and restore VMs and use the Data Protector advanced functionality (GRE, Power-ON, LIVE Migrate) available with VMware
    -Support for advanced features with Dell EMC Data Domain improves the integration for customers using Data Domain by supporting the latest DDOS 6.1 and DDBoost 3.4 API’s and enabling support for VMware GRE, Power-ON and LIVE Migrate
    -Support for Oracle 18c for Linux and PostgreSQL 10

 Contact your Micro Focus Partner or Sales Representative today to find out how to take advantage of this new release. 

For more information on Data Protector 10.20 including technical guides, product features and support matrices, please visit the Micro Focus Documentation Portal.

Data Protector 10.20 is available for a free 60-day trial

About the Author
Ken is a senior product marketing manager for Data Protector at Micro Focus. He has a background in design and development with over 30 years in the IT industry, including more than 10 years as Product Manager for storage products. At Micro Focus, he is responsible for the alliance and partner content enablement and go-to-market activity for the Data Protector backup and recovery software.
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