In today's sophisticated storage environments, it is very difficult for companies to get a handle on all of the activities occurring in the environment. This includes the impact of an organization's storage policies on its end-users. The purpose of NTP Software QSD is to allow storage administrators to get a snapshot of their users' status relative to policy and to project this forward into the future. High-quality service and customer (end-user) satisfaction is always what matters most. QSD shows both the level of service delivery and provides aggregate and specific information about end-users who have interacted with, or perhaps who have even received denials from, storage policies.
"Organizations of all sizes are leveraging policy-based management tools to help manage and secure their storage more effectively. Given the potential impact of a data breach to a business, it is critical to recognize abnormalities and unauthorized attempts to access information in real time," stated Bob Laliberte, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "NTP Software's QSD and SEAM arm administrators with the information required to see patterns and trends, and to respond quickly to any user problems or potential security issues."
QSD provides current statistics and historical trends relating to the interaction between end-users, storage resources, and the organization's storage policies. QSD provides summary information and trends by user, policy, or system, across all of a company's storage platforms. By extrapolating the trend lines, customers can anticipate the future impact of their storage policies, and see what changes might be appropriate.
"Over the years customers have shared with us how difficult it is to stay on top what is going on in their storage environments" said Bruce Backa, CEO of NTP Software. "With the growth and complexity of today's storage platforms, this burden keeps increasing. We developed QSD to assist our customers in understanding how their users are interacting with corporate storage policies, and what the overall impact of their policies is on the end-user community."