Data Protection Management

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What Does Data Protection Management Mean?

Data protection management (DPM) is the management and monitoring of data backup and protection services of a computer network or IT environment.

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It consists of tools (such as antivirus software), techniques, and methodologies to ensure that the data protection and/or backup process is accomplished within the preferred environment/requirements/procedure.

Techopedia Explains Data Protection Management

DPM is primarily achieved through a combination of manual and automated data protection and backup processes. DPM is used by storage and/or network administrators to automate and govern the management and monitoring process of data protection and backup.

DPM ensures:

  • Implementation and compliance of best data backup and protection techniques
  • Access control, encryption and other security processes are applied on the backup data

DPM also adds on to the capabilities of standard backup management processes by complementing the backup process with insight into the:

  • Infrastructure health and capacity
  • Identifying technical and logical errors within the backup environment
  • Ensures compliance with audit, S LA and other operational requirements
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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.