Hewlett-Packard strengthens storage security


Hewlett-Packard strengthens storage security

Antony Savvas

Hewlett-Packard has strengthened its storage security offering with disk encryption and key management technology for tape libraries.

The new hardware encryption features, added to the Hewlett-Packard StorageWorks XP24000 and XP20000 Disk Arrays, reduce the risk of security breaches by protecting the data stored on each disk drive in the array.

This is done without degrading the XP array's performance, a problem that can afflict other systems on the market, said Hewlett-Packard.

Hewlett-Packard has also enhanced its Secure Key Manager (SKM) hardware system, which automates encryption key management for Hewlett-Packard LTO-4 enterprise tape libraries.

SKM 1.1 now supports up to 2m keys to ensure that multiple tape library installations and future encryption devices are protected.

The SKM also provides high-availability features to reduce bottlenecks during periods of high transaction volume, as well as failover capabilities to safeguard keys in case of an outage.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy