*Perpetual Score available in a future release
Active Directory Integration
StorCycle is installed on a Windows server and includes integration with Active Directory (AD). Active Directory integration provides for several benefits:
- AD users can be granted various permissions for access to the StorCycle web management interface (see section above).
- When files are migrated by StorCycle, their AD-based access permissions are recorded. When the files are restored, those access permissions are reapplied.
- All AD users can optionally be given permission to be able to restore files migrated by StorCycle.
Data Integrity and Protection
Spectra StorCycle includes a number of features to ensure that migrated data is safe and secure, both when initially migrated and in the future.
When StorCycle restores a file, it will again validate the checksum to ensure that the file has not changed. If StorCycle detects a change in checksum value, it will report an error. Files with reported errors can still be accessed and restored.
StorCycle uses the SHA-256 checksum method. This modern checksum method is commonly used, works well with Intel and AMD processors, and minimizes risks of collisions and attacks. A basic level of checksum verification is also included in the TCP/IP communication used by StorCycle. For StorCycle storage targets supporting HTTPS/SSL (BlackPearl, S3), the HTTPS protocol also includes basic checksum verification.