The Common Event Publishing Agent (CEPA) is supported starting with PowerStoreOS 3.0. CEPA delivers SMB and NFS file and directory event notifications to a server, allowing third-party applications to take event-driven actions on PowerStore. These actions can be used to detect ransomware, manage user access, configure quotas, and provide storage analytics. Event data monitoring also helps customers recover quickly from ransomware attacks by identifying how far back to restore their storage. CEPA provides integration points for leading monitoring vendors such as Varonis, Stealthbits, and DefendX. For more information, see the and the . For information about configuring CEPA, see Configuring SMB and Configuring NFS on .