Edge Endpoint Solutions Overview

Edge technology is a solution set that offers endpoint data protection, security, easy access, and search capabilities on end-user data. Using Edge solutions, you can protect your data against data breaches and also increase the productivity through end-user self-service capabilities. End users have immediate access to their data, regardless of where it is created, and can securely share, search, and restore files from their desktop, laptop, or other mobile devices, without assistance. Edge solutions provide global access to distributed files and documents without using third-party file sharing and cloud backup services, which are outside the security and control of corporate IT solutions.

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Key Features

  • Endpoint Data Protection
    Secure protection for business-critical data on laptops and desktops through source-side deduplication, policy-based scheduling, and intelligent bandwidth throttling.
  • Endpoint Data Security
    File-level security and encryption to prevent unauthorized access to data on laptop clients, or to securely erase data from stolen laptops.
  • Secure File Access and Sharing
    End users can access their backed up data from smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops using mobile apps, a web-based portal and integrated file system plug-ins. End users can retrieve, manage, and view all of their protected files and e-mails in a cloud-based storage repository, and securely share files for collaboration.
  • File Synchronization
    End users can always get to their most recent files or different versions, regardless of where the files were created, when their work is shared across laptops and desktops.
  • Integration with SnapProtect Features
    Fully integrated with the SnapProtect platform, with all of its policy-based data protection, deduplication, compliance and eDiscovery, reporting, and analytics features.

Edge Components

There are several components in the Edge Endpoint solution set, listed and briefly described here.

Component Description License Prerequisites
Laptop Backup Protect data on remote laptops and desktops. Yes

License Requirements

File System Agent
Data Loss Prevention File-level security that prevents unauthorized access to data on laptop clients using Periodic Document Encryption and Secure Erase. No
  • Laptop Backup
  • Explorer Plug-in or Finder Plug-in
Edge Drive Cloud-based storage that enables end users to access their files from almost anywhere. Yes

License Requirements

  • Laptop Backup
  • Web Server
  • Web Console
Backup Monitor End users can monitor and control backup jobs from their laptop. No
  • Laptop Backup
Explorer Plug-In Microsoft Windows end users can access their backed-up files directly in Windows Explorer. No Laptop Backup or Windows File System Agent
Finder Plug-In Apple Macintosh end users can access their backed up files directly in the Macintosh Finder. No Laptop Backup or Macintosh File System Agent
CommVault Edge End users can use a smart device to access files that were backed up using Laptop Backup. No
  • Laptop Backup
  • Edge App
  • Web Server
  • Web Console
CommVault Monitor Using a smart device, CommCell users can interact with CommCell jobs, and view reports and events. No
  • CommVault Monitor App
  • Web Server
  • Web Console
Web Console Web-based application that allows end-users to manage their data, as well as to perform other operations such as reporting and management of virtual machines. No
  • Web Server