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HP Introduces Security Products to Maximize Data Protection and Minimize Risk for BusinessesSAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2008
HP today strengthened its security portfolio, HP Secure Advantage, with the introduction of several products that increase data protection and compliance in storage environments.
New to the portfolio are a secure fabric switch; an encryption kit for tape autoloaders and libraries; integration of compliance and key management appliances; and, an online security assessment tool.
These offerings provide customers with a holistic approach to data security, from evaluating existing security strategies to identifying and combating potential security threats. As a result, companies can reduce the risk of security breaches, achieve regulatory compliance and safeguard against lost intellectual property, revenue or corporate reputation.
“Companies of all sizes are grappling with how to handle increased business risks associated with data center sprawl, network attacks and new regulatory pressures,” said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst of Information Security at analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group. “The breadth of HP’s Secure Advantage portfolio, combined with its services strength, addresses evolving challenges with security and compliance.”
In a recent survey of technology security professionals, respondents cited data protection as their No. 1 priority for 2008. The survey revealed that the number of company records exposed due to security breaches increased threefold in 2007 over the previous year.(1)
HP has been protecting the majority of the world’s financial transactions for the past 35 years, safeguarding ATM, point-of-sale networks, credit card information and electronic funds transfers. HP Secure Advantage bolsters this effort by delivering a portfolio of servers, storage, software and services that provides customers with integrated security solutions – from the desktop to the data center.
Data protection and compliance in storage environments
HP added new storage encryption, key management and compliance capabilities to its Secure Advantage portfolio, including:
Information about additional new solutions and services that bolster the HP Secure Advantage portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/secureadvantageadvisory.
Pricing and availability(2)
The MDS 9222i switch combined with the SME License to Use (LTU) is now available with a U.S. list price of $83,500.
The HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 & MSL 2024/4048/8096 LTO-4 Encryption Kit is expected to be available in June with a U.S. list price of $2,500.
The Secure Key Manager cluster has a U.S. list price of $100,000 and the Compliance Log Warehouse has a U.S. list price that starts under $125,000. Both are currently available.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $107.7 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
(1) Enterprise Strategy Group, “Security 2008: Observations and Trends,” January 2008.
(2) Special promotional pricing is available for the HP StorageWorks Secure Key Manager System.
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