Secure Data Solution®
The Secure Data Solution®US Patent # 7,293,179; 7,536,596;
European Patent # 1669872
Would you trust your unsecured
personal financial information to an anonymous courier?
Many data centers are doing this regularly with their customer's
personal, private data.
Studies show that 60% of companies fail to encrypt tapes before
transporting them to storage facilities.
Data managers are playing a high-tech game of Russian roulette that
data thieves are winning with greater frequency. The standard
process of moving tapes to storage results in a "zone of
vulnerability" in which tapes are subject to loss or theft. This
"zone of vulnerability" can be prevented simply and affordably with
little or no impact on your backup window.
process leaves you vulnerable.
Secure Data Solution® provides an easy-to-install, easy-to-use way
of securing tapes and cost effectively moving to an advanced data
backup and security system in the future.
How the Solution works
The Secure Data Solution encrypts tape data before it is transported
and stored. Lost or stolen tapes are no longer at risk because the
tape data is rendered completely inaccessible to unauthorized
parties. Tapes remain secure even in storage. The Secure Tape
Solution fits simply into large data centers’ process for creating
and handling tapes.
(see figure below).
In its simplest
configuration, where relatively few backup tapes are generated, the
new security method requires only the addition of a single,
channel-attached device that encrypts tape images, without adding
any load to the host CPU.
The solution does not disrupt operators’ workflow.
Other configurations allow writing images directly to tape without
additional host involvement or transmitting images over a network
to tape drives, DVD robots, or RAID arrays located at off-site