Press Release Summary:
Supporting HP LTO-4 enterprise-class tape libraries, HP StorageWorks Secure Key Manager consolidates key management for encryption devices deployed in enterprise and mid-sized businesses, and offers single control point across data center. It provides identity-based access, administration, and logging, which ensures auditable security measures for customers under government compliance mandates. Clustering and failover capabilities help safeguard keys and reduce bottlenecks.
Original Press Release:
Companies Bolster Privacy, Disclosure Compliance with New HP Encryption and Key Management Solution
FRANKFURT, 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 midsize 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
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 http://www.hp.com/go/encryption.
More information about HP's solutions and services for enterprises is available in an
online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/acceleratebusinessoutcomes.
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 $100.5 billion for the four fiscal quarters
ended July 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at
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