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Companies Bolster Privacy, Disclosure Compliance with New HP Encryption and Key Management SolutionFRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 29, 2007
HP today introduced a centralized, hardened security appliance to help data center managers improve privacy compliance and reduce the risk of costly data-loss due to theft.
The HP StorageWorks Secure Key Manager consolidates key management for encryption devices deployed in enterprise and mid-sized businesses. Security is improved by providing a single control point across the data center.
The company also announced the HP StorageWorks 9000 Virtual Library System, which provides scalable backup and recovery of data.
Removable media and portable devices, such as tape cartridges and notebook PCs, carry substantial security risks. HP ProtectTools, an existing HP software suite, significantly reduces these risks for notebook PCs. HP Secure Key Manager extends that security to the data center.
“The holistic approach of HP Secure Advantage to address enterprise-wide security is evident in HP StorageWorks Secure Key Manager,” said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, an industry analyst firm. “HP clearly understands all of the complexities in securing a corporate infrastructure and is one of the first vendors to deliver a comprehensive solution to address security concerns for the enterprise and mid-size corporate data center.”
Introduced at Storage Networking World Europe, Secure Key Manager will initially support HP LTO-4 enterprise-class tape libraries. It is the latest addition to the HP Secure Advantage portfolio of software, hardware and services, which provides integrated security from the desktop to the data center. Security is a key enabler of HP’s Adaptive Infrastructure portfolio, which helps customers evolve to a next-generation data center.
“Privacy and disclosure regulations drive the demand for key management solutions to mitigate risks,” said Bob Wilson, vice president, Nearline, StorageWorks Division, HP. “Secure Key Manager is the first step in our plan to offer centralized encryption key management services that span across storage, servers, application and network domains in the enterprise.”
Secure and reliable encryption key archival
Secure Key Manager offers identity-based access, administration and logging, which provides strong auditable security measures for customers under government compliance mandates in financial, healthcare and retail industries.
With lifetime key archival and automatic multi-site key replication, Secure Key Manager provides high-availability clustering and failover capabilities to safeguard keys and reduce bottlenecks during high transaction periods.
This solution has been submitted for rigorous U.S. government FIPS 140-2 security validation.
Data security for effective business continuity strategy
The HP StorageWorks 9000 Virtual Library System provides scalable backup and recovery that accelerates performance in complex storage-area network environments.
Integrating seamlessly into existing data protection solutions, the Virtual Library System enables a two-stage backup strategy with initial backups to disk, followed by data encryption and migration to tape.
Data security for notebook PCs
Drive encryption for HP ProtectTools encodes every bit of information on hard drives in notebook PCs so that it becomes unreadable to an unauthorized person. This feature ensures sensitive information cannot be accessed if the notebook or hard drive is lost or stolen. All critical personal and business data stored on personal hard drives is made safe without user intervention.
Drive encryption is a standard feature in all b-class or higher HP business notebooks, offering hands-off secure data encryption at no additional cost.
More information about HP storage security is available at www.hp.com/go/encryption. More information about HP’s solutions and services for enterprises is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/acceleratebusinessoutcomes.
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