Storage Made Easy Strengthens Privacy and Data Loss Protection Features of its File Fabric with Document Watermark Protection


The solution works with over 60 storage and data sources including Windows File Servers, SAN, NAS and object stores such as Azure, Amazon S3 and Cloudian.


London, 24th December 2018 - Storage Made Easy® (SME) today announced that they had strengthened their File Fabric multi-cloud solution with document watermarking policies. The feature enables administrators to set policies at a storage or folder level to protect documents with watermarks.




This feature ties in with existing Data Loss Protection (DLP) policies that can restrict users from downloading files and only previewing them in a web browser.

The feature can also be used to ensure that any documents shared by end users are always shared with a digital watermark that can be used to identify the end user sharing the document.

The Storage Made Easy File Fabric is a storage agnostic multi-cloud solution which can work with a combination of on-cloud and on-premises data stores to make company data more productive and secure.

Jim Liddle, CEO, said: "Watermarks have been around a long time as a means to establish proof of ownership. Although digital watermarks are not in and of themselves DRM controls, they can be used to establish proof of ownership in addition to identifying the person who shared the document. In combination with other policy controls such access control, audit, and encryption they provide an effective mechanism to lock down and track documents."

About Storage Made Easy (SME)

Storage Made Easy provides a multi-cloud data management and data protection product called the Enterprise File Fabric™ that unifies on-premises and on-cloud company storage assets in addition to standalone products that bridge desktop and cloud, such as operating system native cloud drives and cloud explorer applications.

The File Fabric provides cloud-like economics across a company's storage portfolio, unlocking the benefits and cost-efficiency of its data assets whilst providing strict controls and governance for legislative compliance and security concerns such as ransomware attacks. Existing site-based storage infrastructures can be transformed into an on-premises private cloud, delivering a storage-as-a- service model to the company. Local storage can be connected to public clouds, expertly managed by the File Fabric as a unified hybrid cloud storage platform.

The File Fabric solution offers a "blanket" that companies can privately apply to wrap around all their data: on-premises, within a public cloud, or on a third party software vendors' cloud (SharePoint or Salesforce for example). Customers can use the File Fabric for security, encryption and control with a focus on compliance regimes such as GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA and GBLA.

Customers include one of the world's largest social media companies, and also one of the largest global retailers, in addition to global internet service providers, universities and international government and governmental bodies.

The company is backed by one of the largest alternative asset managers in addition to entrepreneurs in the London market insurance industry, who have previously successfully sold their company to a listed peer.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

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Jim Liddle, CEO, said: "Watermarks have been around a long time as a means to establish proof of ownership. Although digital watermarks are not in and of themselves DRM controls, they can be used to establish proof of ownership in addition to identifying the person who shared the document. In combination with other policy controls such access control, audit, and encryption they provide an effective mechanism to lock down and track documents."