Businesses that need to comply with IT Governance and business data retention requirements are faced with the task of verification of the quality of archived data. This task is necessary in order to ensure the data is readable and usable by the applications when the situation of an inspection arises.
Backup and Archive Tape hardware tests do not ensure whether the application could actually read the data. Changed data can be physically readable, but it could be logically corrupted!
The Tape Audit Tool offers the automation needed to perform the auditing of short term or long term retention data to verify the quality of the data and ensure it’s readability and integrity. This feature provides a reliable statement as to whether the application is or not able to read the data correctly.
You can be sure to comply with all required standards and guidelines for data retention; minimize risks of data loss in cases of corrupted data, cybercrime attacks and many other situations by ensuring quality of data over extended period of time.
The “Tape Audit Tool” integrates with Spectrum Protect to provide front-end user interface with automation to setup, run and schedule tape audit verification jobs. It is installed together with a BA client and communicates directly with the defined Spectrum Protect servers, and has its own database; which allows the creation of reports and long-term statistics. Operation is via a user-friendly WEB GUI.
A hardware-based solution only knows the physical VOLSER of a tape: instead, the Tape Audit Tool allows you to perform a wide type of tests to the stored data (based on application-specific features), this expands the possible test types which are not achievable when performing physical tests.