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.