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How to Tackle the Security Challenges of Scale-Out Network-Attached Storage and Object Storage on Three Fronts

Published: 30 September 2014

ID: G00269077

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth, Santhosh Rao


Scale-out NAS and object storage introduce new security risks. Infrastructure and outsourcing leaders should direct the security and information-management team to create workload and information-protection SLAs and choose a security solution or vendor that fits their storage environment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Address Administrative and User Risks by Creating a Threat Model and Designing for Secure Isolation at the Storage Layer
    • Recommendations
  • Reduce Data Management Risks by Identifying and Implementing the Right Security and Data-Protection Features
    • Recommendations
  • Eliminate Data Life Cycle Management Risks by Applying Information Protection SLAs That Are Consistent Throughout the Data Life Cycle
    • Recommendations

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