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Adding Protection can only be a good thing

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While we are all trying to deal as best we can during these unsettling times it can generally be agreed that taking precautions and applying protection is the sensible and beneficial thing to do. This approach applies also within businesses and is particularly relevant for the protection of data. 

The Information Management and Governance (IM&G) group is centered on data through compliance, governance, insight, analysis, and management. These data operations are only good however if the data is protected and available, so we are very pleased to be able to welcome the Micro Focus Data Protector product into the IM&G group.

Data Protector is a well established enterprise scale backup and recovery software product which has been deployed with many thousands of organizations worldwide. Acquired by HP during the Apollo Computer purchase it has been an integral part of HP and then HPE’s storage offering affording backup protection for all files, Operating Systems and applications. Deeply integrated with HPE storage it was consistently developed and enhanced to meet the demands of evolving data centers and data. Qualified with not just HPE hardware but other vendors infrastructure, as well as virtualization and cloud storage to ensure it could offer centralized management and monitoring for backup of the full environment and not just be a point solution.


As well as data loss, the cost of information governance non-compliance can be devastating to a company, yet most compliance officers are faced with poor systems that require too many manual tasks and have operational inefficiencies. Therefore Micro Focus Information Management software is the perfect solution to streamline your business processes in any industry or department! Read also “Insight Impowered”, where Scott Richards, General Manager for the Information Management and Governance business at Micro Focus, talks about Micro Focus’s IM&G solution and value to customers.

Manage information security, privacy and compliance across enterprise systems with reduced risk, complexity and cost:

  • Micro Focus Content Manager Select helps you better manage data governance by matching the exact needs and usage requirements of your organization.
  • Organizations are collecting more data than ever. Understanding that data and the insights they hold are crucial to staying ahead of market trends, companies are using Micro Focus IDOL for enterprise search, chatbots, government open source intelligence, and unstructured data analytics.
  • Micro Focus Retain provides unified archiving of all business communication including email, social media, and mobile communication data for case assessment, search, and eDiscovery. It can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Integrate and archive all different communication types into one compliant data archive with Micro Focus Digital Safe.

It is therefore a logical step to complete our Information Management product range with a backup and recovery solution. Centrally managed, Data Protector is the enterprise class backup and recovery solution for data in the Data Center, remote office and the cloud. Read also “Reducing backup cost and complexity with Micro Focus Data Protector”.

Being a part of the IM&G group aligns Data Protector with the wider data governance solutions and offers potential for greater development and data handling in the future.

Have technical questions about Micro Focus Data Protector? Visit the Data Protector User Discussion Forum. Keep up with the latest Tips & Info about Data Protector. Do you have an Idea or Product Enhancement Request about Data Protection? Submit it in the Data Protector Idea Exchange.

More details about the full range of IM&G products can be found here.

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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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