Network World's Storage in the Enterprise Newsletter, 02/13/07
Secure storage vendors make nice to RSA
By Deni Connor
The intersection of security and storage is getting a lot of attention these
days, especially as the
RSA Conference in San Francisco last week reminded users that securing data
on their network from intrusion is something they want to do.
Every specialized storage security vendor Ė Decru, NeoScale and EMC Ė made
nice to RSA, the security division of EMC.
Decru, a NetApp company, announced a strategic partnership with RSA to
develop common standards for enterprise-wide encryption and key management.
Decru will be incorporating the RSA Key Manager software into its data
protection DataFort appliances.
NeoScale also announced a strategic partnership with RSA for its joint
customers. The company will also work with RSA on standards for encryption and
Only Vormetric, a company that makes CoreGuard System appliances that encrypt
data at rest, didnít announce anything new at RSA.
Itís nice to see these vendors working toward encryption and key management
standards in common, particularly because there have been so many reports of
data at risk.
Only EMC, though, stepped up with something tangible at the RSA Conference.
debuted security features in its Enginuity operating system for Symmetrix
DMX storage arrays.
The Enginuity OS includes a tamperproof audit log, which canít even be edited
or deleted by someone with super admin privileges. It also includes a Security
Credential from RSA that requires two forms of passwords to access Enginuity and
manage the array. Finally, and the most interesting feature of the announcement
is EMCís optional Certified Data Erasure. In the Certified Data Erasure, users
are able to employ technology or services that allow the erasing of disk drives
in accordance with Department of Defense 5220.22-M guidelines.
EMC Chairman, CEO and President Joe Tucci also
outlined EMCís security roadmap in a press conference with RSA Chief Art
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