SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced that Quantum customers can now use SafeNet KeySecure, an Enterprise Key Management (EKM) solution, to manage encryption keys for Quantums KMIP-enabled Scalar tape libraries.
In order to address evolving security and compliance objectives, organizations are growing increasingly reliant upon encryption to safeguard their storage tape libraries, said Eric Bassier, director of tape automation products, Quantum. With this increased reliance on encryption comes a corresponding increase in encryption keys, which must be persistently safeguarded and controlled. Were pleased to leverage the KMIP standard so our customers can use solutions like KeySecure to more efficiently govern all their keys across the enterprise.
As the use of encryption spreads throughout an organization, security teams are increasingly burdened by the effort required to manage keys across their lifecyclewhich includes such efforts as key generation, import/export, distribution, rotation, and destruction. KeySecure enables security teams to centrally manage keys from multiple vendors and across the key lifecycle. Having the capability to centrally manage and enforce key policies for regional, virtual, and cloud-based tape libraries provides a way to significantly reduce administrative effortwhile also reducing the risk of fragmented key stores, lost and stolen keys, and unauthorized access to business-critical information.
Through the integration of KeySecure and the KMIP standard, enterprises can ensure the effective management and protection of their encryption keys from a central audit point, maximize efficiencies, and generate a greater return on their investments, said Tsion Gonen, chief strategy officer, SafeNet. By leveraging SafeNets integration ready key management technology, we are able to help Quantums Scaler customers fortify the security of their data in an easy and cost-effective manner.
About the KMIP Standard
The KMIP standard was developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). KMIP was developed in order to establish a single, comprehensive protocol for standard communication between key management servers and the enterprise-wide cryptographic clients that use these keys. SafeNet was one of the organizations that lent people and expertise to the development of the KMIP standard. Other participating organizations included Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and CA Technologies.
About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.