Tape Drive Security Appliances support 4 Gbps interfaces.

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Used in backup applications such as CA, CommVault, and Symantec, Models FC712 and SC702 of CryptoStor Tape family use hardware-based AES-128 or AES-256 encryption for data security. FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified products support hardware-based LZS compression for optimum tape utilization and cryptographic authentication of tape data. Model FC712 allows users to double number of tape drives secured on single channel, while SC702 secures data to SCSI-attached tape drives.



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NeoScale Introduces Industry's First 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel Tape Security Appliance



Expanded CryptoStor Tape 700 Family Delivers Unprecedented Security for Tape and Virtual Tape Systems

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 24 // -- NeoScale Systems Inc., the independent leader in enterprise storage security solutions, today added two products to its award-winning CryptoStor Tape family of enterprise-class tape security appliances: the CryptoStor Tape FC712 and the CryptoStor Tape SC702. The industry's first tape security appliance to support native 4-Gbps interfaces, the CryptoStor Tape 712 allows customers to double the number of tape drives secured on a single channel. The CryptoStor Tape SC702 is a second-generation tape security appliance that secures data to SCSI-attached tape drives. Both new appliances support Global Key Management technology and integrate with CryptoStor KeyVault, NeoScale's market-leading open key management appliance.

"Enterprises are now encrypting tape and virtual tape systems as a matter of compliance and best practice," said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "By delivering a comprehensive line of tape security appliances, NeoScale enables its customers to secure their data on legacy and emerging tape infrastructure while automating key management for robust recovery at authorized locations."

End-to-End Encryption Key Security

NeoScale offers the industry's only FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified security appliances for tape. Throughout the life cycle of an encryption key, NeoScale appliances maintain the strongest key security while supporting key sharing across multiple data centers and even with business partners outside the data center. With a NeoScale tape security solution, all key operations and key storage occur within the security boundary of a storage security appliance equipped with tamper-resistant hardware and software technology; by contrast, competitive tape security solutions have no independent security certifications or certified components, which leave keys vulnerable to attacks.

Flexible Multi-vendor Tape Security

NeoScale CryptoStor Tape appliances support SCSI and 1, 2 and 4 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity for securing backup data to network-attached tape drives from all of the leading vendors. Tested tape libraries include those from ADIC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Overland Storage, Quantum, Sony, SpectraLogic, and Sun. Tested backup applications include those from CA, EMC, HP, CommVault, Symantec, SyncSort, Tivoli, BakBone, and others.

Product Features

The CryptoStor Tape 712 and the CryptoStor Tape SC702 offer enterprise- class security and features, including:

o Data confidentiality -- Hardware-based AES-128 or AES-256 encryption
o Optimized tape utilization -- Hardware-based LZS compression
o Data integrity -- Cryptographic authentication of tape data
o Secure management -- Web management with optional two-factor
authentication and division of responsibility among the administrator,
security officer, and recovery officer
o Centralized key management -- integration with CryptoStor KeyVault for
centralized backup and sharing of encryption keys
o High-availability designs -- Clustering supports automatic sharing of
security policies and key catalog across a data center or remote
locations
o Reliability -- Hot-swappable power supplies and fans for continuous
operation
o Secure hardware appliance -- FIPS 140-2 Level 3 platform including key
zeroing when tampering is detected

"Our customers in financial services, healthcare, and other industries want to take advantage of faster SAN technologies," said Dore Rosenblum, NeoScale vice president, marketing. "By offering a feature-rich 4-Gbps tape appliance, NeoScale is once again leading the way in helping our customers keep their information secure with the latest technology."

About NeoScale

Founded in June 2000, NeoScale Systems Inc. is the independent leader in storage security, enabling enterprise customers to achieve data privacy with the lowest operational impact and at the lowest total cost. The company's award-winning CryptoStor(R) appliances automate key management and encryption of data that is either in flight over a storage network or at rest on disk, virtual tape, or tape media. NeoScale solutions have been certified by leading storage vendors and have been deployed worldwide by more than 150 customers including Global 500 companies, top financial institutions, healthcare organizations, government agencies, and a growing list of companies seeking to protect their organizational data. For more information, visit www.neoscale.com .

Source: NeoScale Systems Inc.

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