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Thales e-Security keyAuthority® Advantages for IBM Storage Encryption Solutions

Key Lifecycle Management for IBM Storage Devices in a Simplified Hardware Security Appliance from IBM and Thales

Thales and IBM have joined together to offer IBM storage users a highly-simplified, reliable and secure key manager for data encryption. keyAuthority® supports IBM tape and disk encryption, compatible with Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager supported devices, by offering a security-hardened appliance that is easy-to-deploy and administer.

The combined solution is pre-qualified to interoperate with IBM encryption-enabled storage devices to protect sensitive data at rest. Storage, security and compliance teams now have a quick and easy way to meet compliance objectives for data protection, while avoiding the consequences of data loss.

Thales and IBM Storage Solution Highlights:

  • Appliance form factor: FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification pending
  • Security-hardened, tamperresistant to lower risk of breaches
  • Easy to deploy with predictable scalability on a field-proven hardware platform
  • Fully-automated key lifecycle: from generation to destruction using policy-based rules