Qumulo Launches a Wave of Security Enhancements with New NFSv4.1 Support, Accreditations, and Leadership


Qumulo earns SOC 2 Type II accreditation, hires Kathy Ahuja as VP of Information Security, and launches Qumulo Trust Center 

SEATTLE – July 19, 2022 – Qumulo, the breakthrough leader in radically simplifying enterprise file data management across hybrid cloud environments, today announced significantly enhanced security support for network file system protocol NFSv4.1. Qumulo has also announced it has received an attestation of compliance with SOC 2 Type II, and has hired Kathy Ahuja as VP of Information Security.

Qumulo introduced Qumulo on Azure as a Service (QaaS) in July of 2021, so that multi-cloud organizations could store, manage, and curate their data with simplicity anywhere. To prove the security of its service across key criteria, Qumulo engaged A-Lign, an independent auditing firm, to review its service data controls. This attestation of compliance with SOC 2 Type II for QaaS provides customers peace of mind that the data entrusted to QaaS will be secured.

With the new enhancements to the NFSv4.1 protocol, there is additional support for authentication via Kerberos and file locking control. In NFSv3, users can impersonate any user with root access to their client machine. Kerberos solves this problem with cryptography techniques to securely authenticate users from a central identity provider, such as Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controllers or an open-source Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC).

The latest release includes improved lock handling for file access. When files are accessed by a client, they are locked to ensure that other clients cannot write data to the file, preventing potential corruption or version control issues. NFSv3 had known problems with orphaned sessions leaving files locked, requiring administrators to run a process to release locks from time to time. NFSv4.1 provides superior lock control and time outs to release locked files after some interval of inactivity.  

Kathy Ahuja has also joined Qumulo as VP of Information Security to help customers and partners understand how Qumulo secures customer information, protects individual privacy, and complies with regulations and standards. Prior to Qumulo, Ahuja built and ran security and compliance efforts at OneLogin, DocuSign, Microsoft, Oracle and Symantec. 

Qumulo’s security program is designed to achieve the most fundamental security requirements while giving customers the most control over their data. Qumulo is committed to protecting our customers’ data while providing transparency and trust,” said Ahuja

In addition, Qumulo launched the Qumulo Trust Center. The Trust Center offers straightforward information about data privacy and security policies, practices, and operations at Qumulo. 

To learn more about how Qumulo helps enterprises manage vast amounts of data across the world, contact us today. 

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About Qumulo, Inc.

Qumulo is the breakthrough leader in simplifying data management in its native file form at a massive scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Its high-performance file data platform is designed to store, manage and create workflows and applications with data in its native file form at massive scale on-prem and in the public cloud. Qumulo is trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major film and animation studios, and some of the largest research facilities in the world to easily manage the full data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing and archiving with cost-effective capacity, dynamic scalability, automatic encryption, real-time visibility and an advanced API that enables customers to easily integrate Qumulo into their ecosystem and workflows. For more information, visit: www.qumulo.com 

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July 19, 2022