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CTERA Zones

CTERA Zones allows enterprises to dynamically segment their global file system into any number of logical units to prevent internal data leakage between groups and ensure data sovereignty compliance.

Secure Compartmentalization
Granularly control who can see and access data in the global namespace. Tag folders and users to assign dynamic access according to geographic location (e.g., country, department) and define which files can be synced to a given edge filer.
Horizontal Scaling
Scale to 1000s of sites by eliminating unnecessary inter-site dependencies. Reduce load on edge filers and facilitate central multi-tenant IT management regional role-based administration.
Compliance
Meet GDPR requirements by enforcing data sovereignty of personal information. Data in one Zone can be isolated from users in other Zones, ensuring privacy between locations and minimizing data leaks.

Secure Geo-Segmentation of File Data

IT administrators can define Zones by relevant geographic or department criteria and tag folders and users to assign dynamic access in each Zone. Users are prevented from accessing any folder in the global namespace that does not belong to their defined Zone. Folders can be shared between multiple zones.

Flexible Zones Definition

IT administrators can define Zones by relevant geographic or department criteria and tag folders and users to assign dynamic access in each Zone. Users are prevented from accessing any folder in the global namespace that does not belong to their defined Zone. Folders can be shared between multiple zones.

Internal Access Control

Accounting department users do not need access to product design specs. Marketing teams do not need access to HR reports. By defining zones based on the content required by each department and associating a department edge filer to each zone, you can ensure that users only have access to relevant data while restricting access to sensitive data across the organization.

GDPR Compliance

Creating separate zones for each country enables global enterprises to comply with GDPR and other data residency requirements. For example, personal data related to customers that resides on an Edge Filer in Germany can be “hidden” from users working in offices outside the country.

Smart Syncing

Each edge filer syncs only files in the global namespace that belong to its defined Zone, resulting in a performance boost for large, multi-site enterprises managing millions of files. By exposing the filer to a subset of the global namespace, traffic loads related to file activities (modifications, deletions, etc.) are reduced dramatically.

Efficient IT Management

By creating multiple zones for an edge filer, IT admins can separate its content into business-driven units for more efficient data management. Users have fast access to relevant data without having to sift through unwanted content, while admins gain better visibility into the folders and files belonging to each department.

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