SafeNet launches NAS encryption appliance

StorageSecure appliance offers granular encryption for NAS environments

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SafeNet launches NAS encryption appliance The StorageSecure appliance offers encryption at multi-Gbps speeds.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 5, 2012

SafeNet has introduced its first product in the storage security sphere, with the launch of its StorageSecure NAS encryption appliance.

StorageSecure is hardware appliance that has been designed to provide high-speed encryption for NAS environments, to help protect data stored in multi-tenant NAS and improve overall security.

The appliance, which was developed with NetApp, is capable of encryption at multi-Gbps speed, of data communicated over Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Network File Service (NFS).

StorageSecure is available in versions for 1Gbps and 10Gbps networks, and is compatible with existing Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Network Information Service (NIS) security policies and client authentication.

On the hardware side, the appliance is compliant with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 requirements, with hardened, tamper-proof casing and centralized high-assurance auditing and security management.

The solution can also integrate with SafeNet's Enterprise Key Management solution, KeySecure so that cryptographic keys can be managed centrally by security teams.

Sangeeta Anand, corporate vice president and general manager, Data Protection Business Unit, SafeNet, commented: "As data volumes proliferate and breaches become a more common occurrence, organizations need to employ a new mindset that will help protect their digital assets from internal and external threats. StorageSecure does just that by employing intelligent storage encryption and high-assurance key management to existing storage solutions. This helps organizations play proactive defense and keep structured and unstructured data safe, secure against insider threats and remain compliant with stringent industry regulations."

"Our customers are demanding a scalable solution to manage the security of their data in NAS and SAN environments. With StorageSecure, SafeNet and NetApp are bringing our customers the most advanced and secure enterprise storage security solution available.  StorageSecure, especially when combined with SafeNet KeySecure, provides customers with the level of control, management and visibility necessary to enable compliance and overall data security," said Tim Russell, vice president, Data Lifecycle Ecosystem group, NetApp.

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