Data Management Glossary
What is Object Lock?
S3 Object Lock is the Amazon S3 object storage API implementation of immutable storage. Object Lock prevents objects from alteration or deletion for a set retention period. Object Lock is available in two modes:
- Governance mode, which allows privileged administrators to override the Object Lock protection .
- Compliance, the more strict mode, which cannot be overridden even by administrators for the length of data retention.
Many of our customers use Komprise to archive cold data to Amazon S3 and want these files to be immutable for compliance and regulatory purposes. They may want protection against ransomware or malware incidents that can infect NAS shares. For both of these use cases, Komprise supports Amazon S3 buckets configured with S3 Object Lock, which allows customers to store objects using a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) model. Once Komprise archives data into such a bucket, the data cannot be overwritten or deleted, providing file retention that meets compliance regulations and protects data from being encrypted by malware or ransomware.
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