Government & Legal

Government institutions and Legal firms often struggle when trying to share files between office locations. Email file-size limitations and version-control issues reduce productivity while exponential storage growth is a major issue for IT. And, of course, security is paramount for both.


Panzura provides a solution with the highest security certification while also enabling real time access to any file, even ones previously archived. Panzura’s patented distributed file locking provides file integrity and eliminates file versioning. By moving to the cloud, storage is infinitely scalable and you only pay for what you use. Benefits of the Panzura solution include:

  • Centralization and Reduction of Infrastructure Costs.
  • Secured to Government Standards.
  • File Integrity.
  • Cloud Peace of Mind.
  • Disaster Recovery.

Centralization & Reduction of Infrastructure Costs

Moving file data to the cloud through Panzura eliminates the need for expensive local NAS, file servers, tape backups, tape infrastructure, and associated backup software. At the same time, firms have access to unlimited storage growth while being able to access their files in real time.

Secured to Government Standards

Legal Practices need a reliable way to store and share confidential documents. Panzura is the only Hybrid Cloud NAS to be FIPS 140-2 certified, the highest level of certification. Our cloud partners have also achieved this certification to provide an end-to-end FIPS 140-2 solution. Institutions’ data will be securely cached locally, in-transit to the cloud, and in the cloud.

File Integrity

Panzura’s patented distributed file locking prevents file versioning issues that result in a loss of productivity. When a file is opened in one office, that file is immediately locked in every other office. Once that file is saved, it is immediately available for use by others.

Cloud Peace of Mind

To be sure of the fact that important data is properly erased, Panzura provides the strongest level of data destruction, equivalent to destroying the actual disks themselves. Secure Erase follows the guidelines for media sanitization as set out in the Special Publication 800-88 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Panzura Secure Erase is able to delete all traces of legal records stored in the cloud.

Disaster Recovery

With Panzura, all files are stored in the cloud. If there is a loss of an office, users in that office can access files from a Panzura Freedom Filer appliance at a different office or by starting a virtual Panzura Freedom Filer instance in the cloud.

For more in-depth, Government and Legal-specific information, please check out:

Inherent Data Protection White Paper

Inherent Data Protection – How the Panzura System Protects Information Without Backups

Backup and disaster recovery (DR) equipment, software, and processes typically represent one of the largest percentages of an overall storage budget. This white paper discusses the elements of a solid data protection plan, how they are typically implemented, and how the model changes when deploying the Panzura System in conjunction with a private or public storage cloud.

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