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New Release: Symantec Data Insight 3.0.1

Created: 01 Aug 2012 • Updated: 09 Jan 2013 • 1 comment
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Symantec tackles the problem of open file shares, data that everyone in the company has access to, with the release of Symantec Data Insight 3.0.1 this month. The new Data Insight release features several enhancements in the areas of reporting/dashboard and usability and supportability that several customers have been anticipating.

What is Data Insight?

Symantec Data Insight helps organizations improve data governance by managing unstructured data and understanding:

  • Who owns the data
  • How is the data being used
  • How to best protect the data and maintain compliance

These insights into the data enable customers to manage data growth to reduce costs, protect the data, and manage compliance. Data Insight was also jointly developed by NetApp and Symantec, to discover and collect data activity and permissions in unstructured data.

Key highlights for Data Insight 3.0.1:

  • Summary Dashboard: Global summary of the environment with metrics on data, activity and permissions including customizable open shares discovery
  • Enhanced Reporting: New reports  in entitlements review and data ownership; report on file extensions (example: Show all PST files); improved filtering/scoping (example: Show activity of employees in marketing);  scale/performance optimizations
  • Improved Supportability: Health check; health/scan summary dashboards


Product Requirements

Supported Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit) SP2 or higher

  • VMware ESX Server 3.5

Supported File Servers

  • Microsoft Windows File Server 2003 SP1 or higher, Windows 2008 (64-bit)

  • NetApp DataONTAP version 7.3.1 or higher

  • EMC Celerra DART version 5.6.45 or higher

  • SharePoint 2007 and 2010

  • Unix with Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0

Package Information

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Documentation can be found within the software package on File Connect and in the Altiris Knowledge Base.

Data Insight technical articles are located in the Altiris Knowledgebase.  Login credentials are required. If you do not have your login credentials, they can be requested from the Altiris Knowledgebase Login page. Please add “Data Insight customer” in the comments of your login request.


Blog: Symantec Data Insight Shuts Down Open Shares and Open Sites Risks in File Share and Sharepoint Environments

Blog: Data Insight 3.0 Gives Business and IT Users The Information They Need to Engage

Blog: An In-Depth Explanation of Why Data Ownership Issues Persist in Microsoft SharePoint and How to Resolve Them

NetApp Solution Brief: Manage Unstructured Data Growth with Symantec Data Insight

Demo Video: Improve Data Governance with Symantec Data Insight

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Symantec Data Insight is help me to managing unstructured data.

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